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The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks

I grew up reading Terry Brooks and have loved his books for a long time. As I read this new addition to the world of Shannara, The High Druid’s Blade, I couldn’t help compare it to my absolutely favorite story, The Wishsong of Shannara. It is in Wishsong where … Continue reading

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Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

The main character in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series is a type of heroine I like to call “the flawed hero who can’t stop herself from helping those in trouble even if it gets her into trouble; sometimes potentially fatal trouble.” There … Continue reading

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The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston

After famed dragon slayer, Lottie Thorskard, is injured on the job she takes early retirement and moves to the small town of Trondheim to escape her notoriety and the big city. She brings her partner Hannah, and nephew Owen, whose … Continue reading

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Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

Necromancy student Tara Abernathy has been thrown out of her school–literally–only to be recruited by the stern Ms. Kevarian to work for the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao. Brother Abelard is a naive, chain-smoking priest of Kos, god of the city of Alt Coulumb, who has … Continue reading

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Raising Steam: a Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett’s fortieth Discworld novel tackles many of the author’s favorite themes, the heart of which can be found in one of his quotations: “It was funny how people were people everywhere you went, even if the people concerned weren’t … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Tom is the seventh son of a seventh son, which means two things: one, his father is all out of tradesmen to apprentice his sons to.  And two, Tom can hear the dead.  These two things mean that Tom is going to … Continue reading

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The Bards of Bone Plain by Patricia A. McKillip

Readers who are accustomed to McKillip’s intricate tales of fantasy might be turned off by the more modern setting, but the magic in Bone Plain quickly shines through. What begins as a world where bards are mere historians transforms into … Continue reading

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Spaced (DVD)

British television is fashionable nowadays. Downton Abbey, Sherlock, and Doctor Who exemplify the latest trend in Trans-Atlantic entertainment. But before BBC America went gangbusters, there were several British comedies from the late 90s and early 00s that have since either created American spin-offs (The … Continue reading

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The Christmas Chronicles: the Legend of Santa Claus by Tim Slover

In the 14th Century, Klaus lives the life of a simple woodcarver who begins to carve toys for all the children of his village after the Black Death strikes his village. In the years to come, his fame spreads through … Continue reading

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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

I’m generally proud of myself when I successfully make it home after a Saturday stop at my local wholesale store, but that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the fantastical adventures that ensue during this run to the corner … Continue reading

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