Category Archives: Fantasy

Posts relating to fantasy books.
“fantasy” can refer to anything clearly SFF but not obviously able to fit into any particular box.

Mirror the Mountain – Emma Ríos, Hwei Lim

And on from Nod, I wanted to go onto something fairly quick, to get back some of the momentum I lost on it and The Book of Joan (which I’ve not finished and may well come back to shortly, we’ll see), neither … Continue reading

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Jade City – Fonda Lee

Edited to add: I wrote nearly all of this post over a week ago, before the Nebula results were announced. You’ll have to take it on trust that my prediction is honestly what I wrote back then. I’ve finished the … Continue reading

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The Curse of Chalion – Lois McMaster Bujold

This was a slightly weird one for me. I’ve had it recommended to me by quite a few people over several years, not with any particular blurb, just that it was very good. What I actually got when I started … Continue reading

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The Stone Sky – N. K. Jemisin

Here we are again. Only this year, I was actually looking forward to this, because at least I know it’ll be basically competent, just a bit uninspiring. God the Nebulas are dire this year. And then the front cover/title on … Continue reading

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Amberlough – Lara Elena Donnelly

Well, at least it’s getting better, however steadily. Well, that’s possibly a little harsh. This one was an interesting one to rate, because for all that I think it’s rather well done… it’s also really quite emphatically not my thing. … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter – Theodora Goss

I’d say it’s been a while since I read something this bad, but I recently read Autonomous, so that would be a lie. I wish it had been a while since I read something this bad, because this was an absolute pile … Continue reading

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Folk – Zoe Gilbert

I maaaay have bought this partially on the strength of the cover. It’s just so pretty! And when you have as little blurb as I did when I first came across it, the cover does make a huge difference… to … Continue reading

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