Tag Archives: High Fantasy

Short Review Roundup – Graphic Novel Edition

The day and a half I spent without power post Hurricane Hermine was an excellent excuse to plow through some graphic novels.  And I did enjoy those I read, but it doesn’t really make sense to write long reviews of … Continue reading

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Review of Of Sand and Malice Made by Brad Beaulieu

Of Sand and Malice Made is not, as I had originally thought and hoped, the sequel to last year’s wonderful Twelve Kings of Sharakhai.  Should you wait, then, until With Blood Upon the Sand comes out in February?  You could, … Continue reading

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Review of Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay

Through most of Children of Earth and Sky I was not looking forward to writing this review.  I have long looked forward to reading Kay, sold by rave reviews, his work editing The Silmarillion, his historical-bent, and an excerpt of … Continue reading

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DNF Review of Snakewood by Adrian Selby

(DNF stands for Did Not Finish, which is not nearly as cool as DTF.)  I’ve always been a “finisher” when it comes to books.  Or at least I’ve always pretended to be, as a bookshelf full of heavy nonfiction with … Continue reading

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Review of Sunset Mantle by Alter Reiss

I’ve seen Sunset Mantle described a few places as an epic fantasy squeezed into a novella’s binding, but that’s not quite right. There is little-to-no magic. It is told from a single perspective and has two real characters. And the … Continue reading

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Review of Rat Queens vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe

“Gary. I Will. Kill. You.” Rat Queens Volume 2 picks up with our hard-drinking, ill-behaved, all-female group of adventurers where Volume 1 left off. With the Rat Queens recovering from their post-battle victory party hangovers. But the real threat still … Continue reading

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Review of Rat Queens vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Rat Queens is basically HBO’s Girls meets Dungeons & Dragons, featuring a four-woman adventure group: Betty, a horny, drunken “smidgen” thief (because every fantasy world needs its hobbit analogue). Dee, an atheist, socially awkward, human cleric of Cthulhu. Hannah, a … Continue reading

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