Category Archives: Fantasy

City of Dragons by Robin Hobb

Volume Three of the Rain Wild Chronicles was pretty much on par with the first two in the series.  Not my favorite series (that would be the Farseer Trilogy) but I enjoy Robin Hobb’s worlds and will certainly read the … Continue reading

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Abarat by Clive Barker

I have had Clive Barker’s Abarat series on my To Read list for the longest time but for one reason or another, never got around to starting it.  While it is probably blasphemous to read it on the Kindle rather than … Continue reading

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The City & The City by China Mieville

  Thank goodness for another highly creative, thought-provoking, fascinating, and infinitely readable novel by China Mieville. This is first and foremost a murder mystery.  But it is the setting, two cities, Besźe and Ul Qoma, co-existing in the same geographical … Continue reading

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Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris’ eleventh in the Sookie Stackhouse novels was enjoyable if a little light compared to others in the series.  It felt a bit more like setting up for the final books then a story in and of itself.  Not … Continue reading

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I’m working my way through Neil Gaimon’s bibliography and American Gods is my favorite so far.  It hooked me from the very first paragraph and I had to force myself to put it down at night or I wouldn’t get … Continue reading

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Demon Hunts by C. E. Murphy

I can’t believe I’ve fallen three books behind on my 2011 reading list!  I better get them up before I forget what I have been reading! This is book five in the Walker Papers series about a Seattle detective/mechanic/urban shaman.  … Continue reading

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The Crippled God by Steven Erikson

The tenth and last volume in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, The Crippled God was intense, moving, sad, uplifting, frightening, and very very long – which in this case is a good thing since there was still so … Continue reading

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