Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon

You know what the smartest plan is, when you’re behind on your Goodreads reading goal? Picking up an absolute brick of an 830 page fantasy epic to speed you along. Yeah… Honestly though, it was not as terrible an idea … Continue reading

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Daggerspell – Katharine Kerr

A brief interlude from the Nebulas, to read some escapist fantasy trash. I mean, c’mon look at that cover. The title. The series title. Everything about it says “do you want to get sucked into reading something totally compelling and … Continue reading

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The Poppy War – R. F. Kuang

This one’s not going to be spoiler safe, I’m sorry. I didn’t like the book, but there’s no real way for me to explain why I didn’t without spoiling some fairly major plot points (and indeed, the ending). Equally, I’m … Continue reading

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