Jennifer Murdley’s Toad by Bruce Coville This may well be my favourite of the MAGIC SHOP books, a series of standalone stories that feature a young boy or girl entering Mr Elives’ Magic Shop and leaving with a strange artefact of some kind — one which will have taught them an important life-lesson by the […]Read More
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Posted by Jesse Hudson | Jul 21, 2016 | SFF Reviews | 2
Helliconia Winter by Brian W. Aldiss Like an architect seeing a cathedral they’ve designed have the steeple raised, or an engineer watching the bowsprit attached to a ship they’ve built, so too must Aldiss have felt writing the final chapter of Helliconia Winter (1985). The orbits within orbits, themes revolving around themes, and characters caught in the […]Read More
Posted by Tadiana Jones | Dec 9, 2015 | SFF Reviews | 3
A Knot in the Grain by Robin McKinley I’m not sure if I bought this fantasy short story collection by Robin McKinley when I first saw it in the mid-1990s because McKinley was one of my favorite fantasy authors or because I was entranced by the cover art on the paperback, with the colorful contrast […]Read More
Posted by Ryan Skardal | Oct 12, 2010 | SFF Reviews | 0
The Waste Lands by Stephen King The Gunslinger introduces us to Roland Deschain, the last cowboy-knight of a world that has moved on. In The Drawing of the Three, King gives Roland partners. The Waste Lands, the third novel of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower novels, focuses on fleshing out the details of Roland’s quest. […]Read More
Posted by Rebecca Fisher | Mar 5, 2008 | SFF Reviews | 0
The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Meredith Ann Pierce As the last installment of the Darkangel trilogy, The Pearl of the Soul of the World had a lot to live up to, as well as a lot to wrap up. In the first book The Darkangel, slavegirl Aerial saved the darkangel Irrylath […]Read More
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