Aug 09
The Mortal Instruments (Books 1 – 3) by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments (Books 1 – 3) by Cassandra Clare

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The Mortal Instruments is the first trilogy set in the world of the Shadowhunters. Cassandra Clare is currently writing two more Shadowhunter trilogies in tandem: a prequel trilogy and one immediately following this one. 

Clary Fray has always been hidden from the darkness which hunts her. But after she witnesses three teenagers kill a young boy, and returns home to find her mother has disappeared, she is plunged directly into the path of her hunters. On the run, and desperately trying to find her mother, Clary is rescued by the same teenagers she saw commit murder. Together with the enigmatic Jace...

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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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Jul 26

What is speculative fiction?

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I started this blog with the intention of doing two things: Documenting the books I read and sharing them with others Conducting a genre study for Speculative Fiction Most people who have read the blog always ask one thing: what IS speculative fiction? A quick Google search proved useless on…

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Jul 24
The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

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I am currently re-reading the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage to celebrate the release of the 6th book Darke. The first book in the series is Magyk, followed by Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren and Darke.  Jenna Heap is a young girl of eleven who lives with her adoptive family:…

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Jul 21

Matthew Reilly

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For whatever reason, fantasy fiction has settled into the quasi-medieval, with magic, wizards and all that. I think it’s more than that, it’s magic grounded in a certain logic. It creates rules. You can’t just have magic to zap you out of trouble whenever you need it. ~ Matthew Reilly…

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