Tag Archives: fantasy

The Heron Prince – Kim Alexander

“Well, we have to go get him back, don’t we?” Yes. Yes, you definitely have to go get Rhuun back. That goes for you, too, Kim Alexander – please do keep getting Rhuun back. Because whatever can be said about … 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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Dreamer’s Pool – Juliet Marillier

I wonder if I would have liked Dreamer’s Pool better in print. I listened to the Audible edition, which features four narrators each presenting a different character’s point of view. Nick Sullivan narrates the baritone Grim POV, generally more refined … Continue reading

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Conjuror – John & Carole E. Barrowman

When I saw “John Barrowman”, I clicked request. Then I read the description. It’s a book by John Barrowman (and Carole E. Barrowman, his big sister, with whom I didn’t realize he’s written several books before besides his memoirs – … Continue reading

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Ghost Story – Jim Butcher – James Marsters

Well, bless Audible’s little heart. One spring morning I received this email: “Dear Listener, Here at Audible, we truly understand the power great performances bring to your favorite stories. And for long-running series, no matter how good a new voice … Continue reading

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Hounded – Kevin Hearne – Luke Daniels

I kind of loved this when I read it a couple of years ago. I tried the audiobook for the second book and was driven off by Luke Daniels’s rendition of Oberon. Recently I (shall we say) came across Hounded … Continue reading

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Half a Crown – Jo Walton – John Keating, Terry Donnelly

It’s 1960, and fascism has settled comfortably over England – and much of the world, apparently – like a pea–souper. And – being a completist at times – I listened to this third book despite not being thrilled with the … Continue reading

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Thieftaker – D.B. Jackson – Jonathan Davis

This review needs a Foreword, I think; I was writing this as I listened, enjoying the book less and less, until at a certain point about two thirds of the way in I gave up, closed the player, went to … Continue reading

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Tournament of Losers – Megan Derr

I believe I discovered Megan Derr’s writing through Smashwords – proof of the punchline of what was apparently Ronald Reagan’s favorite joke – “There must be a pony in here somewhere!” (And that was the first, and will probably be … Continue reading

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Dreams of Distant Shores – Patricia A. McKillip

I’ve talked about my List plenty of times, that list of authors I always followed long before Goodreads made it so easy to do so. Patricia McKillip is someone I discovered in grade school. What my elementary school library was … Continue reading

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