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.

Children of Earth and Sky – Guy Gavriel Kay

In a shock twist, GGK can still write beautiful stories that make people, especially this person, deeply sad about big, grand themes and also about little individual lives. This time with a lot of references harking back to his previous … Continue reading

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Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

It’s been a while since I made a(nother) fruitless attempt to consume audiobooks, so I was due a new try. And this one I actually finished, so not even fruitless. I don’t think that’s happened since the summer I spent … Continue reading

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Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I was at least partly just attracted to how pretty this is. The cover is extremely attractive. But also, it got a lot of good social media publicity, I absolutely accept that marketing works, and the premise is very much … Continue reading

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This is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Sometimes, I’m willing to admit, I can be wrong. I have seen Max Gladstone’s books around the place, seen the covers and the blurbs, and concluded “that’s not for me”. And so, when I saw this, when I saw people … Continue reading

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Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay

The boyfriend and I read this roughly simultaneously, and we both had the same two responses to it. Firstly, “BIG MOOD”. Secondly “SO SAD”. You may see from my previous Guy Gavriel Kay related post that I like him because … Continue reading

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Under the Pendulum Sun – Jeanette Ng

Alas, a book for a book club I missed. The saddest of times (though in fairness I got to be in Portugal for a fantastic wedding, so I don’t really get to complain about any hardships here at all). That … Continue reading

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Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Another one that took me yonks to finish, but also one I rather enjoyed, especially for its atmosphere. Clearly I picked a bad period to read good, atmospheric books. That being said, I think I did enjoy this less than … Continue reading

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