The Looking Glass Wars


Frank Beddor’s The Looking Glass Wars is a, shall we say different, take on Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland. It’s very different. Very different. This is nothing like Caroll’s decidedly odd, and not particularly interesting (in my opinion) book. This is real fantasy, not Carroll’s weird stuff. The book opens in Wonderland’s largest city, Wondertropolis, […]

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The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World


“The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come to pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past…” A few months […]

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Inkspell


“Stories never really end, even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don’t end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.” – Inkspell Stories never end, as Cornelia Funke says…especially when there’s a sequel. The villain Capricorn may have been defeated in Inkheart, […]

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Inkheart


Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart, which is the first of a trilogy oft referred to as “The Inkworld Trilogy,” is based on a novel concept, and was an interesting and very enjoyable read. It was translated from German, but the translation is excellent. In Inkheart, Meggie and her father, Mo, are on the run from a villain […]

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His Dark Materials


The His Dark Materials series is set in an alternate world, separate from ours, yet quite similar. The story starts in a part of Oxford, England, but a different Oxford than the one in our world. Overall it’s similar to the Oxford of our world’s Victorian Era, but slightly more technologically advanced, and in a […]

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Harry Potter


It’s no secret that I’ve long been a fan of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. It was the first fantasy series I really got into, and the book that really got be going running a serious website (The Site of Requirement). The series follows the story of Harry Potter, a boy orphaned […]

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