Book Review

The Academy: New Approaches in Fantasy Literature

Introduction The idea of a school for magic is far from being a new thing in literature. We all immediately think of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books, which are certainly the most well-known modern examples. Some of us will remember Ursula LeGuin’s Wizard of Earthsea as well. But the idea goes back much earlier. Chiron the …

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Whit’s End: Family Drama at It’s Finest

Whit’s End is a refreshing addition to books about realistic family drama. Though these kinds of books are not necessarily intended to to keep you on the edge of your seat, this one certainly did for me.That’s because the two women who are the viewpoint characters, Ava and Meg, are so engaging. As with all …

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War of the Worlds: Retaliation–Taking Sequels to a New Level

The idea of a sequel of War of the Worlds would never have occurred to me, but it clearly did to Gardner and Rust–and they did it brilliantly in War of the Worlds: Retaliation. Science fiction has covered a lot of ground since H.G. Wells wrote the original book, and readers’ expectations are quite different, …

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John Conroe’s Demon Accords Series

When I first started publishing, John Conroe was one of Amazon’s self-publishing success stories, an author supposedly inspired by his annoyance with a Twilight novel lent him by his daughter. After reading it, he said, “Vampires don’t farging sparkle!” and proceeded to write God Touched, the first novel in the Demon Accords series. That was …

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