Tag Archives: dragons

The Iron Dragon’s Daughter – Michael Swanwick

OK, let’s get this thing back in gear. Unfortunately, it’s with a DNF. I enjoyed the beginning of this, although it confused me. I enjoyed the premise, and the dragon, and although the darkness and grimness of the setting had … Continue reading

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Dragon Bones – Patricia Briggs – Joe Manganiello

Patricia Briggs is an old favorite of mine – I’ve loved her from page one of the first book I ever read by her. Which might well have been this one – not my favorites among her work, the Hurog … Continue reading

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Reawakening – Amy Rae Durreson

I put this ARC off for a while, not expecting to enjoy it. I even started it not expecting to enjoy it. And I won’t lie: I didn’t entirely enjoy the beginning; it didn’t click right away. But that didn’t … Continue reading

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Black Powder War – Naomi Novik – Simon Vance

And on to the third in the Temeraire series. The story picks up close on where the last left off, with our scaly hero in China – until his captain, Will Laurence, receives orders to go pick up three dragon … Continue reading

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Here, There Be Dragons – James A. Owen – James Langton

I am very disappointed in this audiobook. I loved the beginning – so much. James Langton was charming as a reader. No, really – charming. He read in a neutral, British-flavored voice, which perfectly set off the tones and accents … Continue reading

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How To Slay a Dragon – Bill Allen

This is a young adult fantasy novel I was granted access to by Netgalley – my thanks. It’s a classic idea: a much-bullied 12-year-old boy is whisked off from his down-trodden life to another world, where he can become a … Continue reading

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Let the Dragon Wake – Sylvia Volk (LTMG)

Welcome to a world where flowers are grown for the lower classes and made for the wealthy, by magic, along with birds and sunlight and blades of grass; where a soldier is, literally, married to his blade; where Fate is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, and why (or: Remembering Anne McCaffrey)

Given the day, it seems obvious to couch this post in the terms of what I’m thankful for.  First and foremost, always and above, I’m grateful for my family.  We’re none of us a huggy gushy expressive family, but the … Continue reading

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The Last Dragon: Jane Yolen, Rebecca Guay

This graphic novel is a simply gorgeous work of art, every frame and every word. After two hundred years of peace, a dragon returns to the islands of May, to a town called Meddlesome, and the only answer is to … Continue reading

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Alternate 1800’s – The Smoke Thief

They sneaked Shana Abé’s  Smoke Thief by me in the fantasy section – had it been where it (sort of) properly belonged, in with the romances, I would never have cracked the cover.  But it was in fantasy, and had a great … Continue reading

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