Tag Archives: Magic

The Darker Shade of Magic Trilogy

Sometimes it’s easier to simply talk about a whole series. The Darker Shade of Magic trilogy flows smoothly from one book to the next and is hard to describe as separate entities. Granted I was forced to read them with … Continue reading

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The Shadow of What Was Lost: A New Name in Epic Fantasy

When I looked up “must read fantasy novels” I found a variety of opinions. Recently I decided to take a look and see what everyone thought was the best fantasy fiction out there, and there was a lot of cross-over: … Continue reading

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29 – A Darker Shade of Magic: A Compelling Reason to Keep Reading YA Lit.

YA novels haven’t been my cup of tea lately. Occasionally one comes along that I love (like Skyborn and Nimona), but most of the new stuff that’s been coming out hasn’t been doing it for me, at least at the … Continue reading

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The Revisiting List – Books 26-27: Nicholas Saint North and Howl’s Moving Castle

Everyone has a book or two they read over and over again. I’ve known some people who read all the previous books in a series in anticipation of the newest book and others who have created a personal tradition where … Continue reading

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Book 24 – The Return of the King: The Final Leg of a Beautiful Journey Together

Almost two years after beginning the trilogy we have finally come to the end. Reading them outloud to my wife has been a wonderful refresher for me and a beautiful new experience for both of us. Sure, I remembered all … Continue reading

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Book 23 – Skyborn: A Book Whose Main Failure is that It Ends

To create a world is to brush ones fingertips with the divine. I have never read anything by or really ever heard of David Dalglish, which I find slightly surprising since he is a fantasy author recognized as a USA … Continue reading

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22 – Grave Peril: Every Series Has a Low Point

I didn’t finish this book, but I’m counting it toward my 75 books because I read more than half of it and gave it my best effort. In the end I just couldn’t get invested in it. I read the … Continue reading

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