Tag Archives: fantasy

In Praise Of Worldbuilding

Recently news was released that Christopher Tolkien had died at nearly 100 years of age, and a great deal of honor was deservedly heaped upon someone whose life’s work had been to provide honor to his father’s world of Middle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Acquisitions Incorporated

Acquisitions Incorporated, by Wizards RPG Team This is a book that has a lot of promise and does not end up quite being as enjoyable as one would hope.  As a general concept, this book certainly does provide an interesting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tigana

Tigana, by Guy Gavriel Kay It is rather striking that in this book’s afterward the author claims that he was in part inspired to write this moving book about memory by the sight of the notorious communist photos where people … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Song For Arbonne

A Song For Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay In many ways this book deserves to be seen as a companion volume to the author’s work in Ysabel, given that it explores the same region of Provence that the author’s previous … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lions Of Al-Rassan

The Lions Of Al-Rassan, by Guy Gavriel Kay One of the patterns that the author has shown in his alternate universe is the way that he looks at hinges in history, where characters have to deal with the consequences of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lord Of Emperors

Lord Of Emperors (The Sarantine Mosaic #2), by Guy Gavriel Kay This book provides a great deal of the payoff from the previous volume and suggests a somewhat different historical timeline than existed thanks to some changes.  Indeed, those who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sailing To Sarantium

Sailing To Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic #1), by Guy Gavriel Kay I could not help but be a bit bored of this book.  While I do not think this is a bad book, I do not think that this book’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Darkest Road

The Darkest Road (The Fionavar Tapestry #3), by Guy Gavriel Kay This is supposed to be the last novel in an epic fantasy series, but I just did not feel that this novel was all that compelling of a read.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Summer Tree

The Summer Tree (The Fionavar Tapestry #1), by Guy Gavriel Kay I’m glad I read this book (and its companion volume in this series that my library had, review forthcoming) after having read a few of the author’s other more … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under Heaven

Under Heaven (Under Heaven #1), by Guy Gavriel Kay I was informed about this particular series by a coworker of mine, and this book is the first of the author’s thirteen books in our library system that I was able … Continue reading

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