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Review: The Tropic of Eternity (Amaranthine Spectrum #3), by Tom Toner

With the aid of Perception, the liberated AI now masterminding their plans to bring down Aaron the Long-Life, Hugo Maneker, Lycaste, and Huerepo are ready for war. They take to the skies with a mercenary army in the hopes of … Continue reading

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Review: A Natural History of Dragons (Memoirs by Lady Trent #1), by Marie Brennan

Isabella is born the only girl out of six children to a gentleman’s family in the unfortunately dragon-free country of Scirland. It’s unfortunate for Isabella, at least, who develops an obsession with the creatures from a young age, poring over … Continue reading

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Review: The City of Brass (Daevabad Trilogy #1), by S. A. Chakraborty

Nahri is an orphaned con artist eking out a living on the fringes of 18th century Cairo, charming rich men into fake cures for illnesses they don’t have and relieving their estates of easily-missed trinkets and baubles. She has a … Continue reading

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Review: The Poppy War, by R. F. Kuang

Fang Runin is a war orphan, one of many left without a home after the Poppy Wars between the Nikara Empire and the Federation of Mugen. The Nikara Empire orders all families with fewer than three children to take the … Continue reading

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Review: The Tall Man, by Phoebe Locke

When Sadie was a little girl, she and her friends wanted to be special. The Tall Man could make them so, they thought — he gives gifts to his special ones, and others he takes away. But sometimes he needs … Continue reading

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Review: Laurus, by Eugene Vodolazkin

I picked up this book knowing almost nothing about it, except that it was the monthly choice of one of my book clubs. I didn’t even read the blurb. I read a lot of Russian literature when I was 18-19, … Continue reading

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Review: The Epic of Gilgamesh, by Anonymous

This was my first stop in a course on the history of world literature. It’s a lot more entertaining than my second stop, which is the Bible. So far all of the ancient world epics I’ve read have been concerned … Continue reading

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Review: H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction, by H. P. Lovecraft

Having grown up quite fond of the Call of Cthulhu tabletop RPG, I have read bits and pieces of Lovecraft’s Mythos fiction throughout my life, but before I dive into some of the Mythos-related works on my to-read pile, I … Continue reading

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Review: The Magician’s Land (The Magicians #3), by Lev Grossman

The first time I read this book, I felt a little bit disappointed with it. I think it’s because it’s something of a disjointed experience; at times, not a lot happens, and at times the things that happen don’t really … Continue reading

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Review: The Magician King (The Magicians #2), by Lev Grossman

Quentin and his friends have settled into their roles as the kings and queens of Fillory, into lives of indolent purposelessness — it turns out Fillory pretty much runs itself — and the gaping hole of grief left behind by … Continue reading

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