Tag Archives: Fantasy

Terry Pratchett – Monstrous Regiment (2003) Review

Also in this series: The Truth (2000) Thief of Time (2001) The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (2001) Night Watch (2002) The Wee Free Men (2003) Reading the Discworld series in sequence, you might notice Terry Pratchett’s sense of … Continue reading

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Roger Zelazny – Jack of Shadows (1971) Review

Jack of Shadows, perhaps not Zelazny’s best known work, can still be considered one of the essential Zelazny reads. Written in between his Amber novels, Jack of Shadows has the same inventiveness but is a love letter to Jack Vance … Continue reading

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Josiah Bancroft – Arm of the Sphinx (2015) Review

Also in this series: Senlin Ascends (2013) Josiah Bancroft’s Books of Babel series has so far really been the story of Thomas Senlin. He was a sympathetic, interestingly layered person in Senlin Ascends (2013) and the sequel does an outstanding … Continue reading

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Kazuo Ishiguro – The Buried Giant (2015) Review

It is strange seeing a fantasy novel being so promoted in those standard bookstores of train stations and airports. Kazuo Ishiguro wrote a handful of affecting novels, and ten years later suddenly received the Nobel Prize in literature. So, after … Continue reading

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Joe Abercrombie – Best Served Cold (2009) Review

8/10 Best Served Cold is a revenge tale. It is, in fact, Kill Bill in a fantasy setting. This isn’t The Count of Monte Cristo with a heartfelt, innocent beginning and a drawn-out revenge over the decades, no! This is … Continue reading

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John Crowley – Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (2017) Review

9/10 John Crowley writes books in ways that defy market sense and would never be accepted in writing classes. You want human characters, easy to understand? You want a story that starts in medias res and can be sold as … Continue reading

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Scott Lynch – Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007) Review

Series: Gentleman Bastard series, part 2 My rating: 8.5/10 Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007) is the sequel to the highly successful The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006). Lies was a hodgepodge of story elements that chronicled the origin of … Continue reading

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