Category Archives: Fantasy

Penric’s Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold

This yet-another (not that I’m complaining) Penric novella chronologically takes place a little bit of time after Penric and the Shaman. Similar to the Shaman story, this one also is a bit of a whodunnit though with a limited set … Continue reading

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Elsewhere by Jay Faerber, Sumeyye Kesgin, Ron Riley

Elsewhere in tone and characterization owes much to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Jules Verne. Simplistic villains operate in a pseudo medieval world into which our heroine is thrust. She’ll use modern wits to outsmart the brutes and save the day. … Continue reading

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Dream of the Butterfly by Richard Marazano, Luo Yin

I vacillated between a 3 and 4 star rating before settling on 3 due to the abrupt ending and very little story maturation by the end of this first volume. The illustration work is absolutely stunning and greatly reminded me … Continue reading

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Sleepless by Sarah Vaugn, Leila Del Duca, Alissa Sallah, Deron Bennett

Drawing upon Renaissance Italian and Moroccan themes, this fantasy piece features a semi-magical world. The two main characters are an illegitimate princess mourning the death of her father and the knight who guards her. The knight has taken vows in … Continue reading

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Penric’s MIssion by Lois McMaster Bujold

Penric’s story continues with this new novella. Some years have passed since we last saw our titular hero and now hee is on a mission in a far away land. It’s a covert mission, though, and one which quickly goes … Continue reading

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Eternal Empire by Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna

I have vivid memories of Lisa Simpson, of the Simpsons TV show, describing school textbooks as having gone through ‘a monstrous deflavorizing machine.” That description kept popping up while reading Eternal Empire. Everything was so bland, dull, and oddly generic … Continue reading

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Dragon Age Knight Errant by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Fernando Heinz Furukawa, Michael Atiyeh

There’s a lot to like in Knight Errant: the story brings in characters from all the Dragon Age games (including the expansion to Inquisition) as well as gives us a first look at Sebastian’s principality of Starkhaven. The characters are … Continue reading

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