Tag Archives: Del Rey

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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A Plague of Giants is Plagued by Narrative Choices

I wanted to like this book.  A lot.  And I did like it!  Just not a lot.  A Plague of Giants has a great concept between the giants (underserved in fantasy!) and the seven kenning magic system.  And Hearne is … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Robert E. Howard Was the Texan Tolkien

The Conquering Sword of Conan is the final volume in Del Rey’s three-volume collection of every Robert E. Howard Conan story.  I wrote about the second volume, and how Robert E. Howard wrote like Hank Williams sang, last week.  Gregory … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Robert E. Howard Wrote Like Hank Williams Sang

The Bloody Crown of Conan is the second of Del Rey’s three-volume collection of Robert E. Howard’s Conan yarns.  Including Howard’s only Conan novel, it has the fewest stories of any volume in the collection.  The Bloody Crown of Conan … Continue reading

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Summer of Conan: Howard’s True Successors are in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, not Epic Fantasy

Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet. The first volume of Del Rey’s … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Disappointment Edition

Ideally I would limit my short reviews to books I didn’t like, freeing up time to wax poetic about those that I did.  But I still have a backlog to get through of books I loved.  Not these books though.  … Continue reading

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Review of Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted may be the most perfect fantasy novel I have read since A Game of Thrones.  Or maybe The Lord of the Rings. Uprooted is a finalist for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and it has my vote.

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