Aug 27

J. K. Rowling

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Harry goes off into this magical world, and is it any better than the world he’s left? Only because he meets nicer people. Magic does not make his world better significantly. The relationships make his world better. Magic in many ways complicates his life. J. K. Rowling - Time Magazine US (2005)

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Aug 25
The Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

The Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

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  In this series Lian Hearn follows the life of Takeo – the young man adopted by a Lord of the Otori clan to be his heir. The books are set in a fictional feudal Japan and depict an enormous power struggle between the many clan lords who rule the…

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Aug 21

Top 5 YA Alpha Heroes

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Top 5 YA Alpha Heroes This is a nice collection of male leads in YA novels. Think William Darcy in the 21st century! I especially love that Sam Roth made it in here – I feel he is understated. Of course, I am also glad that Dimitri is first.  I…

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Aug 15

Lev Grossman

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Fantasy is one of the few literary genres left where it’s still considered okay to explore questions of moral judgment. But that’s not a bad thing, it’s a good thing. Lev Grossman in an article in the Wall Street Journal – “Lev Grossman on Why Fantasy Isn’t Just for Kids”.

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Aug 07

Kate Elliott

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I think epic fantasy ought to defy definition. Kate Elliott is an epic fantasy writer who loved fantasy and science fiction long before she started writing it. Her works include the Novels of the Jaran, the seven volume epic Crown of Stars and more recently, the Crossroads Trilogy and the…

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Aug 04

Upcoming Books (Aug/Sept)

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Just a quick heads up on books coming out in the next two months. This is by no means a comprehensive list.  (F) The Magician King by Lev Grossman (sequel to The Magicians) — August 9 (F) The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind (new Richard and Kahlan story) — August…

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Aug 01

Perfect Shadow

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Perfect Shadow Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks’ New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy. “I got a bit of prophecy,” the old assassin said. “Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like…

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Jul 30

Brandon Sanderson

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Calling Wot derivative of Tolkien is like calling Tolkien derivative of Beowulf. True, but missing the point entirely. Brandon on Twitter – 30 March 2010 2:37 pm Brandon Sanderson is a high fantasy author. His works include the Mistborn trilogy, The Stromlight Archive saga and stand alone novels Elantris and Warbreaker. He was also chosen to continue the epic…

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Jul 28
The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

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What if the Dark Lord won? The Mistborn is a trilogy written by Brandon Sanderson, the first in a trilogy of trilogies set in the same world. The books in the series are: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. It explores what would happen if the good…

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