The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volumes 3 & 4

If you haven’t heard of The Ancient Magus’ Bride yet, you’ll want to check out my earlier reviews for the series. Volume 3 of The Ancient Magus’ Bride begins with the confrontation that we left off on in the last book. Elias has to transform into his true form, which is monstrous and less humanoid than theRead more

Mini-Review: Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey

Over the past couple months, I participated in a little over half of a readalong of Naamah’s Kiss before the world went crazy and I stopped getting anything productive accomplished on my blog. I did finish the book though, and wanted to post a brief review with overall impressions. The basic premise of Naamah’s Kiss is that a druidic nomadRead more

“The Pages of the Mind” by Jeffe Kennedy

The Pages of the Mind is a fantasy romance novel by Jeffe Kennedy. It’s a continuation of her series The Twelve Kingdoms, but is also the start of its own series within that world. The Pages of the Mind also works pretty well as a standalone, because although The Twelve Kingdoms series consists of fantasy romance stories thatRead more

“The Changeling Sea” by Patricia McKillip

I picked up a tattered paperback of The Changeling Sea at a used book sale in part because I love McKillip’s ethereal writing style, and in part because of the gorgeous Michael Whelan cover.  Like most of McKillip’s work, The Changeling Sea reads like a fairy tale or a bedtime story; it’s short, enchanting, and filled with wonder. PeriRead more

New Header, and Guest Post from the Artist

My new blog header is finally finished.  I wanted something more reflective of my personality that expressed my love of fantasy and Russian literature.  I love how it turned out! The artist (my younger sister) prepared a guest post for me about her concept and vision.  To see more of her work, visit http://www.deannatroxel.com/. ThisRead more