Summary: During a chance summer shower, an English country parson takes refuge in a country house. The house seems deserted, yet the table is laid with a sumptuous banquet such as the parson has not seen since before war rationing. Unnerved by the uncanny house, he flees, but stops to pluck a single perfect rose … Continue reading Book Review: Briarley by Aster Glenn Gray #WyrdAndWonder
Summary: The Elves have come down from the sky in their ships, their countenances full of light and their bodies, power. But they rule over us humans with iron fists, and without mercy. Vampires stalk the streets, lurking in shadows and the cover of darkness. Their lust for blood is never sated, and the nights … Continue reading Book Review: Stars Descend by Kara Jaynes
Somewhat recently, we started a new book club on reddit's r/fantasy forum focusing on Romatic Fantasy (because what could be better than my two favorite genres combined?). I thought I'd post an announcement post here, in case any of you want to join in. June's book is Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones. Margerit … Continue reading HEA Romantic Fantasy Book Club – June Book – Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones
So, The Borrowed Bookshelf and I got together and we're running a brand new book club over on reddit's r/fantasy community called HEA, or Happily Ever After. This is a club meant to highlight all things fantasy romance--these are books that combine elements and tropes of both the Fantasy and Romance genres. Some books may … Continue reading Introducing the HEA Book Club, for fans of Fantasy Romance!
Summary: Halla is a housekeeper who has suddenly inherited her great-uncle's estate... and, unfortunately, his relatives. Sarkis is an immortal swordsman trapped in a prison of enchanted steel. When Halla draws the sword that imprisons him, Sarkis finds himself attempting to defend his new wielder against everything from bandits and roving inquisitors to her … Continue reading Book Review: Swordheart by T. Kingfisher
Summary: In nineteenth-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics. But Cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules... Four months ago, Cassandra Harwood was the first woman magician in Angland, and she was betrothed to the brilliant, intense love of her life. Now Cassandra is trapped … Continue reading Book Review: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis
Summary: Norse myth and magic collides with a small town Tasmanian Christmas in this festive romantic fantasy! Lief Fraser has mixed feelings about returning home to Matilda, the only Australian town where it always snows at Christmas. As a TV weather presenter, it’s her job to report on the strange holiday phenomenon… but as a … Continue reading Book Review: Merry Happy Valkyrie by Tansy Rayner Roberts