The Gathering Storm Review


The Gathering Storm is the much-awaited twelfth installment in the Wheel of Time series. As some of you may be aware of, this latest novel was penned by fantasy author Brandon Sanderson in surrogate for the late Robert Jordan, working off the extensive notes left behind by Jordan. The Gathering Storm is different, but not […]

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Unseen Academicals


In Terry Pratchett’s latest Discworld novel, football (not the American kind) comes to the disc. The wizards of Unseen University discover that a large percentage of their funding, in the form of a trust, will soon dry up should they fail to meet their benefactor’s stipulation that they compete in the game “foot-the-ball…”

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TarValon.net Advance Review of The Gathering Storm


TarValon.net has a spoiler-free advance review of the upcoming Wheel of Time book, The Gathering Storm up in their forum, following the one Dragonmount had published this July. Yes, our narrator has changed. Sanderson’s writing is more focused on plot, and his style seems to put more weight on making things happen rather than world […]

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Superior Saturday Review


Superior Saturday is the sixth book in the seven-part Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix. I started reading it a couple of years ago, after enjoying his higher-level Abhorsen series, in which Sabriel is the first installment. When I read Mr. Monday, the first in the Keys series, I thought it an interesting […]

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Review


The latest Harry Potter film adaptation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, just hit theaters today. The sixth to date, it does the book justice despite the usual complaints of things being cut-out. The movie starts with a bang, namely the destruction of the Millennium Bridge in London. A group of three Death Eaters, doing […]

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Bloodhound: The Legend of Beka Cooper Book 2


Bloodhound is the second book in Tamora Pierce’s trilogy centered around Beka Cooper, an ancestor of George Cooper’s (the Rogue from Pierce’s earlier Alanna series). Sequel to Terrier, Bloodhound continues the story of Beka’s life as one of the Provost’s Guard, Tortall’s police, also known as the Dogs. In Bloodhound, counterfeit coins are flooding Corus, […]

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Inkdeath


Inkdeath is the conclusion to the “Inkworld Trilogy,” in which Inkheart is the first book. The installments have become progressively darker, and the latest certainly is no exception. Unlike the first book, it doesn’t have many parts that seem to crawl by. The pace isn’t quick, but it’s set at a fairly moderate pace. The […]

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Starclimber


In Ken Oppel’s Starclimber, Matt Cruse goes to the next level of aeronautics: space. Invited to train for a scientific expedition on the Starclimber, he takes up the offer in a second. (The pay would easily fund his final years at the airship academy.) Longtime…acquaintance Kate de Vries is invited as well, to go as […]

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Harry, a History


Harry, a History is Melissa Anelli’s retelling of the Harry Potter phenomenon from the beginning to the present. Released November 4, 2008, it quickly hit the New York Times bestseller list, and is still going strong. Melissa is one of the key people behind The Leaky Cauldron and PotterCast, two of the biggest parts of […]

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The Wheel of Time: The Fires of Heaven


In the fifth book of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Rand is focused on his efforts to unite the Aiel and confront the Foresaken one at a time. The rogue Couladin (Aiel false Dragon) leads his followers against Cairhien and razes every village in their path. Rand follows to stop him. He is […]

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