Category Archives: Fantasy

Black Leviathan is Moby Dick . . . with dragons, airships, and an endless sea of clouds

A retelling of Moby Dick set on an endless sea of clouds, featuring dragons, airships, birdmen, and enchanted spears?  Sign me up!  Black Leviathan is also notable for being my first German book in translation as best I can recollect.  … Continue reading

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Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 13-30

In which the Fellowship arrives in Baerlon, Nynaeve catches up with them, Whitecloaks and Min are introduced, the three ta’veren get their first taste of battle, a desperate choice is made to enter Shadar Logoth, Mat takes up the dagger, … Continue reading

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Review of The Bard’s Blade by Brian D. Anderson

It was an unexpected arrival, but book mail is always welcome at la casa de martes.  I started reading The Bard’s Blade in part due to comparisons to The Wheel of Time.  As it happens, I had just started a … Continue reading

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Rereading The Eye of the World, chapters 1-12

I really wanted to start a reread of The Wheel of Time.  It was one of my 2019 Bookish Resolutions.  I also really wanted to do a blog series following my reread.  If Every Day Should Be Tuesday search results … Continue reading

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Bright Steel by Miles Cameron

Miles Cameron has now written two of my favorite fantasy series published this millennium.  Bright Steel is the final book in Cameron’s Masters & Mages trilogy (I previously reviewed Cold Iron and Dark Forge).  It absolutely stands with The Traitor … Continue reading

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Review of Sabbath by Nick Mamatas

An ARC of Nick Mamatas’ Sabbath was an unexpected arrival at the house a couple of weeks ago (a consolation prize for not getting a Warrior of the Altaii ARC, perhaps?).  The cover blurb bills it as “the blood-splattered epic … Continue reading

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Review of Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger

I almost bailed early on Steel Crow Saga.  It didn’t wind up blowing on me, but it did grow on me.  I’m glad I didn’t bail. Steel Crow Saga is sort of a secondary world, fantasy version of the Asia … Continue reading

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