Tag Archives: Fantasy

Terry Pratchett – The Wee Free Men (2003) Review

8/10 It is not necessary to know where exactly this book is situated inside the Discworld series. It is enough to know that this is a Terry Pratchett novel featuring a new character, and that in itself should push you … Continue reading

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B. Catling – The Erstwhile (2017) Review

8.5/10 These books published by Brian Catling are a strange beast. They are too weird to ever become a great success and compete with mainstream epic fantasy series, but other artists hold them in high regard and they gather high … Continue reading

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Ken Liu – The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016) Review

Genre: fantasy/science fiction Pages: 450 My rating: 7.5/10 Ken Liu is now making a name for himself with his Dandelion Dynasty series (of which I reviewed the first part here) and with his translations of the science fiction novels of … Continue reading

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Mark Lawrence – Prince of Fools (2014) Review

Genre: epic fantasy Series: The Red Queen’s War, 1 Pages: 355 My Rating: 7.5/10 Mark Lawrence is the current master of the first-person narrative in epic fantasy. His first series, The Broken Empire trilogy, made great use of this perspective … Continue reading

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Jeff VanderMeer – Shriek: An Afterword (2006)

Why did the mushroom join the party? Because he is a fungi.  8/10 Shriek: An Afterthought sounds like the final novel in a series, but it is actually the second book in Jeff Vandermeer’s Ambergris series. It follows on City … Continue reading

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N.K. Jemisin – The Obelisk Gate (2016)

Genre: Fantasy / science fiction Series: The Broken Earth, part 2 Pages: 448 My rating: 8.5/10 N.K. Jemisin continues her stunning story of the Stillness in The Obelisk Gate. Without spoiling the story, The Obelisk Gate continues the tale from … Continue reading

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Your Name (2016) Review

8/10 What would happen if you were suddenly to wake up in the body of someone of the opposite gender, in his or her apartment and life, and he or she would wake up in your body and your life? … Continue reading

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