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Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb – Book Review

"Maulkin abruptly heaved himself out of his wallow with a wild trash that left the atmosphere hanging thick with particles."First line in Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 1998 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Liveship Traders #1, The Realm of the Elderlings #4 My rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Wizardwood, a sentient wood.… Continue reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb – Book Review

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The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty (Spoiler-Filled Book Review)

"Behind the battlements of the palace that had always been hers, Banu Manizheh e-Nahid gazed at her family's city."First line in The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty Author: S. A. Chakraborty Published: June 11th, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #3 My rating: ★★★★ This review includes spoilers for the entire Daevabad… Continue reading The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty (Spoiler-Filled Book Review)

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The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty – Spoilery Book Review

"Alizayd al Qahtani didn't make it a month with his caravan."First line in The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty Author: S. A. Chakraborty Published: January 22nd, 2019 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #2 My rating: ★★★★★ This review is all spoiler-filled because it's the second book in a trilogy. If you want… Continue reading The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty – Spoilery Book Review

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The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty – Book Review

"He was an easy mark."First line in The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty Author: S. A. Chakraborty Published: November 14, 2017 Genre: Historical Fantasy Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #1 My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Middle Eastern fantasy, djinn, political fantasy Synopsis: Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets… Continue reading The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty – Book Review

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Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – Book Review

"Fitful drafts of chill air blew in through the cruciform windows of the Bell Tower, and the fire did little to combat them."First line in Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan Author: Marie Brennan Published: May 3rd, 2008 Genre: Historical Fantasy Series: The Onyx Court #1 My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Elizabethan London, fae underworld, court… Continue reading Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – Book Review

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The Betrayals by Bridget Collins – Book Review

"Tonight the moonlight makes the floor of the Great Hall into a game board."First line in The Betrayals by Bridget Collins Author: Bridget Collins Published: November 12th, 2020 Genre: Literary Something (?) My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Elite school, alternate reality, dark academia Synopsis: If everything in your life was based on a lieWould you risk… Continue reading The Betrayals by Bridget Collins – Book Review