Category Archives: Urban Fantasy

Book Review: Sword of Michael by Wynne (2.5 Stars)

The Sword of Michael by Marcus Wynne 2 to 2.5 out of 5 stars Publisher’s Synopsis: Marius Winter doesn’t walk the road of the shaman-warrior alone. He has powerful allies in the Other Realms and in ordinary reality. His spirit … Continue reading

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Fantasy v SF Round One Second Half Gets Weird

io9 continues whittling down the first sixty-four entries, getting decidedly weirder, digging around in the classics for mad scientists, dystopian alternate realities, monsters and magic. Results from the first half of the voting returned only one disappointment for me, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lifeblood by Lind (5 Stars)

Lifeblood by Werner Lind 5 out of 5 stars Read in October 2008 Warning: Spoilers What a wonderful book to wrap up the Halloween season! Ana is a 17th century vampire from Transylvania, transplanted to eastern Iowa by the strangest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ysabel by Kay (3.5 Stars)

Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in Nov/Dec 2013 Synopsis (excerpts from author’s website Bright Weavings): Provence, in the south of France, is a part of the world that has been—and continues to be—called a … Continue reading

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10 Key Terms That Will Help You Appreciate Fantasy Literature

http://io9.com/10-key-terms-that-will-help-you-appreciate-fantasy-lite-1463800561 Brush up on your fantasy sub genres with this article from io9. Which one is your favorite? Which one will you try next? Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Book Review: Hounded by Hearne (3.5 Stars)

Hounded by Kevin Hearne 3.5 out of 5 stars Read from February 25 to 28, 2013 This type of urban fantasy could easily grow on me. Absolutely no zombies and only one token cameo vampire. I didn’t mind the pack … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Rook by O’Malley (3 Stars)

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley Narrated by Susan Duerden 2.5 to 3 out of 5 stars Read in July/August 2013 I listened to this book because it was the July 2013 book of the month for the Fantasy Book Club. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Eyre Affair by Fforde (3.5 Stars)

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in May 2009 A wonderful thing happened on the way to The Eyre Affair; I read Jane Eyre.  For that alone I will be eternally grateful. Otherwise, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mystery of Grace by de Lint (4 Stars)

The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint 4 out of 5 stars Read in August 2010 I enjoyed this short novel, but found it hard to categorize since it crossed so many subgenres. Ghost, spirits or spiritwalkers, a smidgen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Storm Front by Butcher (3 Stars)

Storm Front by Jim Butcher 3 out of 5 stars Read in August 2008 Harry Dresden is a wizard P.I. with more trouble than you can shake a wand at and a sarcastic wit to die for – literally. A … Continue reading

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