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Shadowcaster – The Magic of Good Characters and a Good Plot

Book Review : Shadowcaster Shattered Realms By Cinda Williams Chima Spoiler Alert! Summary A lifelong war. Alyssa ana’Raisa is the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of Fells, a queendom embroiled in a seemingly endless war. Hardened by too … Continue reading

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Thick As Thieves – Books Worth Rereading

Book Review: Thick As Thieves The Queen’s Thief #5 By Megan Whalen Turner Spoiler Alert! Summary Deep within the palace of the Mede emperor, in an alcove off the main room of his master’s apartments,. Kamet minds his master’s business and … Continue reading

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The Shattered Vigil – The Classic Battle Between Light and Dark

Book Review : The Shattered Vigil The Darkwater Saga #2 By Patrick W. Carr Spoiler Alert! Summary Victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil … Continue reading

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“Shadows of Self” – A New Wax and Wayne Novel From The Mistborn World

Book Review: Shadows of Self By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert!    Summary      Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths … Continue reading

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“The Goblin Emperor” – Is It Really Steampunk?

Book Review: The Goblin Emperor By Katherine Addison Spoiler Alert!   Summary A vividly imagined fantasy of court intrigue and dark magics in a steampunk-inflected world, by a brilliant young talent. The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived … Continue reading

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“The Hero of Ages” – Does the Third Novel In a Trilogy Have To Pull Everything Together?

Book Review: The Hero of Ages; A Mistborn Novel By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert! Who is the Hero of Ages? To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness—the lethal … Continue reading

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“Mistborn – The Final Empire” – Where Can A Book Go When It Begins At the End of An Empire?

Mistborn : The Final Empire By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert! For a thousand years, the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years, the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years, the Lord … Continue reading

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