Book Review

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

Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes From Historical Fantasy Books

"The Golem's life began in the hold of a steamship."First line in The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker I have a Wyrd and Wonder-inspired Top Ten Tuesday post for you today as we had a bit of an open topic this week. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes From Historical Fantasy Books

Fun Lists

Wyrd and Wonder: Historical Fantasy Books That Should Be A Movie/TV Show

"My father was a king and the son of kings."First line in The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller Today's prompt for Wyrd and Wonder is Page to Screen and combining that with my own theme of Historical Fantasy means I'm going to be talking about some Historical Fantasy books that would be great on… Continue reading Wyrd and Wonder: Historical Fantasy Books That Should Be A Movie/TV Show

Book Review

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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Fantasy Books That Feel Historical But Aren’t

"I didn't know how long I had been in the king's prison."First line in The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Welcome to this post for Wyrd and Wonder where I'm looking at Fantasy books that kind of make you believe they take place in a historical version of our own world. They don't actually, but… Continue reading Fantasy Books That Feel Historical But Aren’t

Book Review

Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

"The Golem's life began in the hold of a steamship."First line in The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Author: Helene Wecker Published: April 1st 2013 Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy My rating: ★★★★ Buzzwords: Multi-cultural New York, opposites attract, multiple POVs Synopsis: Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by… Continue reading Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker