Category Archives: Fantasy

White Sand Volume 2 by Brandon Sanderson

Where the first volume focused on world building and setting the stage for the current situation, this second volumes takes a more leisurely approach, focusing on the politics and the interpersonal connections. There is still plenty of action, though, since … Continue reading

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Disney’s The Princess and The Frog Manga by Nao Hidaka

This is a manga version of Disney’s The Princess And The Frog and it follows the animated movie closely. We get some nice discussions from the animators that give a bit more depth to the story as well as some … Continue reading

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Eleanor & The Egret by John Layman, Sam Kieth

What we have with Eleanor & the Egret is a wholly original, quirky, and imaginative story with beautiful illustrations and superb layout and coloring. One needs to keep in mind movies like Amelie or the Pink Panther to get a … Continue reading

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Hibiki’s Magic Volume 1 by Jun Maeda

How much you enjoy Hibiki’s Magic really depends on how much you balance uber cute vs brain dead. Because what we have here is the typical very sweet and cute girl with a heart of gold but who can’t seem … Continue reading

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dazzle Volume 1 by Minari Endoh

Back when Tokyo Pop was licensing big chunks of random manga, selections veered to the very good and some very bad titles. This is one of the latter: lazy writing, lacklustre storylines, and cliche stock characters. It’s everything that can … Continue reading

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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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