Tag Archives: fantasy

Review: The Magicians (The Magicians #1), by Lev Grossman

This was my second read of The Magicians, and I approached it with a little trepidation, wondering if I would hold it in the same esteem I did on my first read several years ago. If anything, it has risen … Continue reading

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Review: The Fall of the Readers (The Forbidden Library #4), by Django Wexler

With Geryon trapped in the Infinite Prison, Alice has marshalled the other apprentices and the library creatures at his estate to fight back against the old Readers. Even with the aid of Ending to push back the Readers’ creatures who … Continue reading

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Review: Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence #1), by Max Gladstone

The city of Alt Coulumb runs off of the power of its resident deity, Kos the Everburning. Kos has sheltered his people through the God Wars, even when his lover left to fight, to die, and to leave the city … Continue reading

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Review: Towers Fall (Towers Trilogy #3), by Karina Sumner-Smith

The Lower City is alive, and its people are reeling in the wake of Rown’s devastating attack. Its heart is a dark mirror of the living Towers above, and into it the Spire has poured its dark magic — and … Continue reading

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Review: Defiant (Towers Trilogy #2), by Karina Sumner-Smith

Still recovering from the knee injury she suffered at the end of Radiant, Xhea has spent the last couple of months cooped up in Edren, frustrating those around her — especially Shai — with her lack of motivation in doing … Continue reading

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Review: Radiant (Towers Trilogy #1), by Karina Sumner-Smith

In the crumbling ruins of a destroyed or decayed high-tech city, plagued after dusk by the once-human night walkers, Xhea lives among the dregs of society in the Lower City, the dwelling of those without enough magic in their bones … Continue reading

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Review: The Glass God (Magicals Anonymous #2), by Kate Griffin

Shaman and community support officer to the supernaturally inclined Sharon Li has her hands full enough running London’s first magical support group, Magicals Anonymous, when the Midnight Mayor unhelpfully disappears and leaves her in charge of figuring out why. The … Continue reading

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Review: Stray Souls (Magicals Anonymous #1), by Kate Griffin

Stray Souls is the first in the Magicals Anonymous series, which follows on from the Matthew Swift series. It contains spoilers for the Matthew Swift books, and so will this review. If you’ve yet to read any of Kate Griffin’s … Continue reading

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Review: The Minority Council (Matthew Swift #4), by Kate Griffin

Matthew Swift, Midnight Mayor, has a tendency to begin his adventures by being dropped in the shit without a paddle; for once, the shit is something he kind of brings into his life of his own accord. After a one-night … Continue reading

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Review: The Neon Court (Matthew Swift #3), by Kate Griffin

Someone has summoned the Midnight Mayor. Matthew Swift, reluctant holder of the title, finds himself coming to in a burning building, called upon to rescue the sometime-ally with a habit of occasionally calling for his head. But when they escape, … Continue reading

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