Category Archives: Fantasy

Shelf Shots – 1

After seeing this meme, under the name the Bookshelf Traveling For Insane Times (begun, with guidelines, here) on three blogs, including Tracy at Bitter Tea and Mystery and Patti at Pattinaise, I finally decided to jump in. The photo is of the … Continue reading

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Current Reading – The Brindle Dragon series by Jada Fisher

The Brindle Dragon series by Jada Fisher, paperback or ebook 2018, YA fantasy Book One: Chosen The Blurb: Eist was born to be a dragon rider, she just knows it. When fate conspires to take her parents and leave her orphaned … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Balam, Spring by Travis M. Riddle

Balam, Spring by Travis M. Riddle, self published 2018 trade paperback, fantasy-mystery I saw an image of the cover and liked it, I followed that with reading a blurb, which sounded interesting, and wound up putting it on a wish list. … Continue reading

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Short Story February (5) – wrap-up

Here’s the final week and wrap-up of my Short Story February reading. I read a total of fifty-four short stories during the month, which I think is pretty good, considering I also read two novels. From Deep Waters, Mysteries on the … Continue reading

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Short Story February (4)

Continuing with short story reading for February, there are less because of the novel I read and also I’ve been otherwise busy. Next time will be the wrap-up. I finished the Raffles story in Deep Waters, Mysteries on the Waves, … Continue reading

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The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan

The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan, 2020 hardcover, fantasy. Book 5 of six in the Legends of the First Empire series. I first learned of these books while reading the Black Gate blog. At that time it was projected to be … Continue reading

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Short Story February (3)

Continuing with short story reading for February. There is a break when a preordered fantasy novel, The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan arrived and I immediately started reading it. Back to stories next week. So far… From Deep Waters, Mysteries on … Continue reading

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Short Story February (2)

Continuing with short story reading for February. This second week, I finished up The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition): “The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” “The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor” “The Ingenious Mr. … Continue reading

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Current Reading: Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Legend by Michael J. Sullivan, Riyira Enterprises, Grim Oak Press 2019 hardcover, Legends of the First Empire (Book 4) 480 pages, fantasy. This is the just recently published fourth book in the series. Though I had a couple … Continue reading

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current reading: Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, fantasy, Hyperion Books, 2009 hardcover, 519 pages 16-year-old Han Alister encounters three underage wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Alister is unaware that this will lead to a series of … Continue reading

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