Monthly Archives: August 2014

Antonia and the Big Competition by by Elisabeth Zöller, Brigitte Kolloch

Antonia and the Big Competition is the second book in the Rosenburg Riding Stables series. Originally written in German and translated into English, the series follows a 10 year old girl gifted with horses. The writing is simplistic, intended for … Continue reading

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Steel and Song by Ani Bolton

Steel and song was an interesting read with an intriguing pre-World War 1 alternate universe Russia combined with Sami cultural references. All within a world built on magic. However, inconsistencies in story, worldbuilding, and characters did detract from the experience … Continue reading

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Baptism of Fire (Witcher 4) by Andrzej Sapkowski

Ah, Geralt of Rivia. I can’t quite put my finger on why I enjoy this series, or rather the world they are set in so much. It is a very classic fantasy where the exploring of new places (read: questing) … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

First in a new series, the Emperor’s Blades gives us a world where the Emperors children have been training in very different fields for most of their lives – and the Emperor is assassinated before they are able to complete … Continue reading

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Unfettered by Various Authors

As a collection of short stories this is a bit hard to evaluate as a whole given that the entries in it vary quite a bit. There are some I did not enjoy at all and a few that I … Continue reading

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The Thousand Names by Django Wexler

The Thousand Names is set in a low-magic flintlock fantasy setting in a desert – think Napolenian  era soldiers in north Africa. The story is given from multiple points of view – the straight-up, honest Captain who has a bit … Continue reading

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Della Fattoria Bread by Kathleen Weber

Della Fattoria Bread was a pleasant surprise. What I thought would be a book full of odd artisan recipes is actually a bread making book that answered a lot of the questions I had as to why my breads seemed … Continue reading

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