Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora [4★]

I never tire of fantasy fiction–of the multitudes of worlds that authors can imagine, of the systems of magic that they can conceive, and of the quests and adventures that never wear thin. Scott Lynch’s best selling novel The Lies of Locke Lamora is a delightful new foray into that vast and generous world of […]

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Review: The Mistborn series [5★]

In Brandon Sanderson’s dystopian fantasy world, a cruel tyrant called The Lord Ruler controls the Final Empire–a world with a blazing red sun, sickly brown plants, ash falling endlessly from the sky, and ominous mists that haunt the nights.  In this world, composed of wealthy noblemen and wretched skaa slaves–a skaa street urchin named Vin […]

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Review: The Night Circus [3★]

Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus is a gorgeous, surreal piece of writing that carries its readers into a fully realized world of magic where anything is possible. The world of Morgenstern’s novel is fully original and delightful, but unfortunately the plot itself feels as thin as an illusion.  In the late Victorian era, on opposite […]

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