Review: Phoenix Extravagant

Review: Phoenix Extravagant

Synopsis Dragons. Art. Revolution. Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers. But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifying crimes—and the awful…

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Review: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy 02 – The Archer at Dawn

Review: The Tiger at Midnight Trilogy 02 – The Archer at Dawn

Guest review as part of #ReadersWithoutBorders, by Scepter of Amun over at alalhambrabookreviews. The Sun Mela is many things: a call for peace, a cause for celebration, and, above all, a deadly competition. For Kunal and Esha, finally working together as rebel spies, it provides the perfect guise to infiltrate King Vardaan’s vicious court. Kunal will return to his role…

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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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