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posted "The best from Dickens, Tolkien, Melville and O'Brien!" about Ship of Magic.   March 19, 2011
The best from Dickens, Tolkien, Melville
Vivacia is a liveship - a seagoing vessel made of wizardwood sailing out of the trading hub Bingtown - that has magically come alive into self-awarene
posted "I can't wait for my copy of "Ship of Destiny" to arrive!" about Mad Ship.   March 01, 2011
I can't wait for my copy of "Ship of Des
In "Mad Ship", Hobb accelerates the pace of her epic saga of the Liveship Traders and significantly expands the breadth and scope of the can
posted "Very good gets even better!" about Tanequil (High Druid of Shannara, Book 2).   January 29, 2011
Very good gets even better!
In Jarka Ruus (Book 1), Grianne Ohmsford, struggled with the inner demons of her former evil life as the Ilse Witch and the politics of her new role a
posted "A delicous high speed flight of fancy!" about The Amulet of Samarkand.   January 23, 2011
A delicous high speed flight of fancy!
At the tender age of six years, Nathaniel is taken from his parents and apprenticed as a learning magician to Arthur Underwood, a minor functionary in
commented on QuickTip of The Golden Compass (Northern Lights), "Foolish material".   January 17, 2011
posted "Nathaniel, Kitty and Bartimaeus duke it out!" about The Golem's Eye.   December 17, 2010
Nathaniel, Kitty and Bartimaeus duke it
Having successfully thwarted Simon Lovelace's ill-fated conspiracy in "The Amulet of Samarkand", Nathaniel is "adopted" by Jes
posted "One of the finest fantasy trilogies ever written!" about Ship of Destiny.   November 25, 2010
One of the finest fantasy trilogies ever
In "Ship of Destiny", Hobb brings The Liveship Traders trilogy to its astonishing conclusion, allows her characters to continue their remark
posted "An inventive, modern re-telling of a very old and enduring theme" about Odd and the Frost Giants.   November 19, 2010
An inventive, modern re-telling of a ver
Twelve year old Odd, a young lad living in a Norwegian village, hasn't had it easy at all. After his father's untimely death in a Viking raid,
answered the question 'Do you have a favorite fantasy film? If so, what is it?'   November 12, 2010
answered the question 'Do you have a favorite fantasy film? If so, what is it?'   November 12, 2010
posted "The stunning conclusion to a fantasy trilogy that rivals LORD OF THE RINGS!" about The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara, Book 3).   November 04, 2010
The stunning conclusion to a fantasy tri
In a horrifying blend of post-apocalyptic terror and new age urban fantasy, Terry Brooks' GENESIS OF SHANNARA series describes a world ravaged by
posted "Enjoyable by young and old alike!" about A Wrinkle in Time.   October 23, 2010
Enjoyable by young and old alike!
The earth is surrounded by a sinister presence - a dark, foul fog that is the tool of an ultimate evil - whose ambition is to enslave the planet with
posted "A uniquely crafted universe in modern literature!" about Strange Cargo.   October 11, 2010
A uniquely crafted universe in modern li
I made these comments in a review of Barlough's earlier novel The House in the High Wood but, frankly, they bear repeating for Strange Cargo, his
posted "Success in spite of some "middle book in the trilogy" issues" about The Cracked Throne.   October 01, 2010
Success in spite of some "middle book in
With a rapidly growing command and understanding of the "River" and "White Fire" magic, Varis was able to depose Amenkor's err
commented on review of Ptolemy's Gate, "Bartimaeus loses his essence".   September 25, 2010
posted "A satisfying conclusion to an exciting trilogy" about Ptolemy's Gate.   September 25, 2010
A satisfying conclusion to an exciting t
"Ptolemy's Gate", the final novel of The Bartimaeus Trilogy - introduced in "The Amulet of Samarkand" and continued with "The
posted "A wonderfully entertaining comedic fantasy romp!" about Goblin Quest.   September 19, 2010
A wonderfully entertaining comedic fanta
In Hines' typical fantasy world populated with elves and dwarves, princes and wizards, goblins are definitely at the bottom of the fantasy food ch
posted "A gritty debut fantasy!" about The Skewed Throne.   September 13, 2010
A gritty debut fantasy!
Varis is a young urchin, "gutterscum" by her own admission, a street smart thief who manages to survive on the margin by her own wits, resor
commented on review of Neverwhere, "Magical mystery tour".   August 04, 2010
commented on review of The Silmarillion, "Just couldn't get into it".   July 23, 2010
posted "A unique, creative blend of science and technology with fantasy and magic!" about Wizard's Bane: Book One of The Sojourn Chronicles.   July 12, 2010
A unique, creative blend of science and
Dale is a man in trouble, stranded, lost and seriously out of place - transported through a galactic space warp and marooned on Earth by means and ene
posted "Peace returns to the Four Lands!" about High Druid of Shannara: Straken.   June 25, 2010
Peace returns to the Four Lands!
JARKA RUUS announced Terry Brooks' re-emergence as a master of the fantasy genre. Then TANEQUIL pushed that envelope further and showcas
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