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Hidden Gems: The Blood of the Southland novels by David B Coe

Hidden Gems: The Blood of the Southland novels by David B Coe

Technically, I suppose I should have highlighted his  Winds of the Forelands, but I haven’t read them yet. Although they are on my wishlist.  This is a deliciously complex trilogy. It is about love, about revenge, about prejudices, about courage. Among other things. The plot is well crafted, the world intriguing, and the characters flawed.   Grinsa, who nearly single-handedly won the war of the Forelands, has been banished because he is a Weaver, a Qirsi who can wield many…

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5 Fantasy and Urban Fantasy authors you should read

5 Fantasy and Urban Fantasy authors you should read

The theme for the latest Mind Meld is Up and coming authors in the last 5 years, which is a great topic, and I plan to read some of the authors on it. Except when I read it, I thought: What about the midlisters, or the new authors that are writing good books but are published by small presses? So here is my list, of authors that should be among the up and coming authors. And if you have read…

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Review: Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

Review: Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

  The  Particulars: Fantasy, HarperTorch, available in print and as e-book The Source: The Bookshelf The Grade: B- The blurb: Sourcery, a hilarious mix of magic, mayhem, and Luggage, is the fifth book in Terry Pratchett’s classic fantasy Discworld series. Rincewind, the legendarily inept wizard, has returned after falling off the edge of the world. And this time, he’s brought the Luggage. But that’s not all… Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who…

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Review: The Hob’s bargain by Patricia Briggs

Review: The Hob’s bargain by Patricia Briggs

The Particulars: Fantasy,  Ace, available in print and as e-book  The Source:  The Bookshelf The Grade: C+ The Blurb:  To save her village from ruthless raiders, Aren of Fallbrook strikes a bargain with the Hob, a magical, humanlike creature imbued with the power of the mountains. But the Hob will exact a heavy price to defend the village–a price Aren herself must pay. The Review: I was in the mood for Patricia Briggs, so I decided to re-read this one….

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Book Recommendation: Rogue’s Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy

Book Recommendation: Rogue’s Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy

Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancé, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can’t control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which…

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Review: Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling

Review: Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling

The Particulars: Fantasy, Bantam Spectra, available in print and in ebook The Source: The bookshelf The Grade: C The Blurb: When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn’t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But one thing he never expected was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things–none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may…

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Book recommendation: All Spell Breaks Loose by Lisa Shearin

Book recommendation: All Spell Breaks Loose by Lisa Shearin

My name is Raine Benares—and it sucks to be me right now. I’m a seeker who managed to “find” the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that gave me unlimited power I never asked for or wanted. Now I’ve managed to lose the rock—and the magic it gave me—to a power-hungry goblin dark mage whose main goals are my death and world domination. I’m still bonded to the Saghred, and the dark mage can’t use the stone as long as I’m alive….

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Review: The Gods of Dream by Daniel Arenson

Review: The Gods of Dream by Daniel Arenson

The Gods of Dream by Daniel Arenson The Particular: Fantasy, Amazon, available as e-book The Source: Free read from Amazon ( sometime during 2011) The Grade: B The Blurb: What are dreams? Some think they are figments of our mind. But what if they were wisps of a distant, magical world… a world you could visit? Twins Cade and Tasha discover Dream, the land dreams come from. It is a realm of misty forests, of verdant mountains, of mysterious gods…

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Review: Magic lost, Trouble found by Lisa Shearin:

Review: Magic lost, Trouble found by Lisa Shearin:

The Particulars: Fantasy, Ace, available as e-book and in print The Source: Purchased at Kobo The Grade: A- The Blurb: My name is Raine Benares. I’m a seeker. The people who hire me are usually happy when I find things. But some things are better left unfound. I’m a sorceress of moderate powers, from an extended family of smugglers and thieves. With a mix of street smarts and magic spells, I can usually take care of myself. But when my…

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Review: Cast in Shadows by Michelle Sagara:

Review: Cast in Shadows by Michelle Sagara:

The particulars: Fantasy, Luna, available as ebook and in print. The Grade: B- The Blurb: Seven years ago Kaylin fled the crime-riddled streets of Nightshade, knowing that something was after her. Children were being murdered — and all had the same odd markings that mysteriously appeared on her own skin . . . Since then, she’s learned to read, she’s learned to fight and she’s become one of the vaunted Hawks who patrol and police the City of Elantra. Alongside…

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