Helliconia Summer by Brian W. Aldiss The shape of Brian Aldiss’s SF Masterwork HELLICONIA could be said to be parabolic. If Helliconia Spring is the slow, curving entry point, then Helliconia Summer, the middle volume, is the zenith story-wise. Or at least that’s the feel two-thirds of the way through the series. As Aldiss is trying to paint a […]Read More
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Posted by Kevin Wei | Feb 25, 2015 | SFF Reviews | 1
Magician: Master by Raymond E. Feist Magician: Master is the second book in Raymond E. Feist’s widely acclaimed RIFTWAR saga. In Magician: Master, we follow the life of Pug four years after he is captured by the Tsurani and enslaved in the Empire of Kelewan. Pug’s homeland, Midkemia, and his new home, the Empire, remain […]Read More
Posted by Ryan Skardal | Oct 9, 2010 | SFF Reviews | 3
The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King There is a lot to be said in praise of Stephen King, but one of his most admirable talents is his ability to vest his heroes with such unlikely and frustrating vulnerabilities. King certainly wastes no time castrating the recently victorious Roland Deschain in The Drawing of […]Read More
Posted by Ruth Arnell (RETIRED) | Jun 18, 2010 | SFF Reviews | 1
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley Aerin cannot remember a time when she did not know the story. The tale of how her mother, a witchwoman from the north, had ensorcelled her father, the king, and bewitched him into marrying her so that she could bear a son to inherit the kingdom. When […]Read More
Posted by Rebecca Fisher | Mar 16, 2009 | SFF Reviews | 0
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville For kids who are too young for the complex Harry Potter series, and yet interested in fantasy stories, then Bruce Coville’s Magic Shop books might be the thing to hook them up with. Each book is based on a basic premise: a young child with the usual kid […]Read More
Posted by Rebecca Fisher | Feb 5, 2008 | SFF Reviews | 0
A Gathering of Gargoyles by Meredith Ann Pierce A Gathering of Gargoyles is the second of Meredith Ann Pierce‘s Darkangel trilogy, beginning with The Dark Angel and culminating in The Pearl of the Soul of the World, which together create one of the most beautifully crafted and presented stories that I have ever come across. As […]Read More
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