Category: Fantasy

Sep 26
Nocturnal Academy by Ethan Somerville (review)

Nocturnal Academy by Ethan Somerville (review)

    I really enjoyed this book. Bits of it reminded me of “Harry Potter”, but for the most part it has a charm all it’s own. It was weird reading that high school started at age 13, and I’m not sure where in the world it takes place. I’m guessing the UK somewhere as mothers are referred to as “mum”. It is the first in a series, and was good enough I will be picking up more of them. If you like fantasy books that contain werewolves, vampires, nature spirits, demons and other creatures of that ilk, and enjoy… Read more »

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Sep 16
Luck In The Shadows by Lynn Flewelling (review)

Luck In The Shadows by Lynn Flewelling (review)

    I love this series as far as I’ve read it (which at this point is only to book 3). But commenting only on this first book, everything introduced in the book is relevant. There is no throwing in of random elements just to move the plot along. If it is mentioned once, you can be sure that the person/history/guild/whatever it is, is going to pop up again later in the book, and most likely later in the series as well. There is also not a huge amount of info-dumping. The history you need to know about Skala is… Read more »

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