Author Spotlight: Melanie Rawn

This originally appeared as part of the Author Appreciation series on the r/fantasy forum. You can check out more of the Author Appreciation series here. A Very Short Biography Melanie Rawn was born in 1954. Before getting her start in fiction she worked as a teacher and also an editor. She has a degree in... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Kingshold

Many, many years ago, the revered scribe J.R.R. Tolkien wrote "Not all who wander are lost." Wise he may have been, but he apparently never traveled with me. While our trip north was much less eventful than our trip south, I still had to spend most of Sunday in Bowling Green, KY, coping with a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers

Disclaimer: Thanks for Wunderkind PR for providing a copy of the book for review. This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way. The Song of All is the debut novel of author Tina LeCount Myers. It's an epic fantasy inspired by Scandinavian indigenous culture. From Goodreads: On the forbidding fringes of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Quest is the final book in the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (but not the last book in this story overall--that continues in The Liveship Traders, the next trilogy in her Realm of the Elderlings series). It continues the story of FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard born of the former heir to the Farseer throne, assassin,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Windwitch by Susan Dennard

I have been debating with myself about whether or not to do a review of this book because, while I didn't dislike it, I found it to be only mildly interesting and largely forgettable. However, there were things that I did enjoy and so I ultimately decided that I'd take a few minutes to write... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Buried Heart by Kate Elliott

This morning I finished up Buried Heart by Kate Elliott, the final book in her YA Fantasy series Court of Fives. Oh, what a great end to a great series. I'm only angry at myself for not reading these sooner. In Buried Heart Jessamy has found herself at a crossroads. She's always been of two... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott

Poisoned Blade is the second book in Kate Elliott's YA trilogy, Court of Fives. This trilogy follows Jessamy, a young girl born in a land called Efea which was conquered and consequently colonized by the Saroese from across the sea many generations before. She is the daughter of a famous Patron (of Saroese origins) general... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Shattered Sigil Trilogy by Courtney Schafer

I cross-posted this review over at reddit in case anyone wants to follow the discussion there. Earlier this month I read The Shattered Sigil Trilogy by Courtney Schafer. I loved it so much, I wanted to share my thoughts on it, but had to wait a bit before doing a proper review so that I... Continue Reading →

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