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.

The City of Brass – S. A. Chakraborty

Well that was shit. Not like, angry-makingly, blood-boilingly shit – that would have been entertaining. Just… crap. But I’ll get to that in a minute. I don’t, as a general rule, read YA fiction. There are a couple of things … Continue reading

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The Wicked + the Divine Vol. 7 and Vol. 8

Double bill special feature (or: it gets really hard to have something different to say about graphic novels after the first few volumes*). And there won’t be much to say. Y’all know I like WicDiv. If you weren’t going to … Continue reading

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The Wolf in the Whale – Jordanna Max Brodsky

This one was disappointing. So it was a book club book, and one I’d not even read before, which is already a nice bonus. It follows the story of an Inuit, Omat, coming into contact with Vikings in Canada, and … Continue reading

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The Changeling – Victor LaValle

I really ought to get started on the Hugos, but the Becky Chambers is staring at me none-too-welcomingly so… I’m procrastinating it a little while longer. Which turned out to be a good decision, because apparently, the World Fantasy Award … Continue reading

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Dawnspell – Katharine Kerr

And we’re back to the sweary Celts. I’m just enjoying how thoroughly readable this series is (and not just because it’s helping me claw my way back to being on target with my reading goal*). It’s so restful, especially after … Continue reading

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Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Final Nebula nominee, and with time to spare. Go me. But I’m going to cut to the conclusion on this one a little bit – honestly, it also just wasn’t great. Not terrible, not objectionable, not hate-worthy or awful. Just… … Continue reading

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Darkspell – Katharine Kerr

… why yes I did read the sequel only a couple of books later, why do you ask? I just… really wanted to read some more fantasy trash, ok? I may or may not have been avoiding some of the … Continue reading

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