Review: The Fires of Heaven

Review: The Fires of Heaven

Book 5 in the series Synopsis The bonds and wards that hold the Great Lord of the Dark are slowly failing, but still his fragile prison holds. The Forsaken, immortal servants of the shadow, weave their snares and tighten their grip upon the realms of men, sure in the knowledge that their master will soon break free… Rand al’ Thor,…

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Review: Dragons and Mythical Creatures

Review: Dragons and Mythical Creatures

Synopsis From Tiamat, a sea dragon from ancient Mesopotamian myths, to the Jabberwock of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, here are 85 beasties—shown in stunning illustrations—of folklore and fiction. How do you slay a dragon? What are the origins of the Loch Ness Monster story? How many heads did Cerberus have? In addition to 45 dragons from Asian, Babylonian, Mediterranean, and Nordic…

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Review: The Seventh Bride

Review: The Seventh Bride

Synopsis Rhea is an ordinary miller’s daughter, engaged to be married under suspicious circumstances to a man not of her choosing. He has unknown powers and a manor house full of mysterious women. Rhea has a hedgehog. It’s probably not going to be enough. – Goodreads Review This was a fun, slightly dark tale that will be a joy to…

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Review: Unexpected Stories

Review: Unexpected Stories

Synopsis Unexpected Stories is, by any measure, an unexpected gift. This slender but resonant volume contains two stories—recently unearthed and never before in print—by one of the most significant figures in modern science fiction: Octavia E. Butler. “A Necessary Being” takes us into the heart of an alien culture with a rigid hierarchical system based on caste and skin coloration.…

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Review: Founders 02: Shorefall

Review: Founders 02: Shorefall

As a magical revolution remakes a city, an ancient evil is awakened in a brilliant new novel from the Hugo-nominated author of Foundryside and the Divine Cities trilogy. Having narrowly saved the metropolis of Tevanne from destruction, Sancia Grado and her allies have turned to their next task: sowing the seeds of a full-on magical-industrial revolution. If they succeed, the secrets…

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