Category Archives: Fantasy

Elfquest The Final Quest Volume 3 by Wendy and Richard Pini

Volume 3 is clearly going to be about Cutter’s ‘discovery’ from the end of volume 2 – and as such, this volume more than the others is about the emotion rather than the action. But Strongbow, Rayek, and others also … Continue reading

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Elfquest Final Quest Book 2 by Wendy and Richard Pini

Back in the late 1970s, I came across an interesting title while visiting a comic book store with my father. Elves, huh? It was issue 3 or so and, Of course, I would be hooked. Some of my best memories … Continue reading

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The Guardian Herd: Dark Water Trials: Promise Keeper by Alvarez

My 13 year old loved the Warrior Cats books and also Guardian Herd. Here is her review of this new series:   I felt that the continuation book to guardian herd was rather dull compared to the earlier books. The … Continue reading

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The Witcher 3: Curse of Crows by Tobin and Kowalski

Perhaps the greatest hallmark of the Witcher series was its complete and utter ambivalence – there are no sacred cows (for slaughter or reverence) and character choices are extremely malleable. It made for a grounded and fluid story that allowed … Continue reading

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The Water Dragon’s Bride by Rei Toma

Those who like Rei Toma’s other series, Dawn of the Arcana, will find many of the same themes here. Oppression, adults preying on children, helplessness, moments of kindness, ambivalence, pain, and callous torment/despair. Indeed, the overall theme here in this … Continue reading

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Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell

It was around 60% that I just had to stop reading Garden of Thorns. What I had hoped would be a darker, edgier, and perhaps deeper YA fantasy ended up being a wooden, unbelievable sop-fest of a romance disguised as … Continue reading

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A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

It is rare that an author manages to exceed expectations in a sophomore novel; and yet, with A Crown of Wishes Chokshi has really honed her writing skills. With a focus more on the action and characters and a bit … Continue reading

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