Historical Fantasy Category

Book Review: Age of Iron by Angus Watson

Age of Iron by Angus Watson Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of Iron Age  Publisher: Orbit (September 9, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 5 of 5 stars Age of Iron ended up surprising me in many delightful ways, but what I didn’t expect at all was how addicting it was. It simply grabbed me by the throat and […]

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Book Review: Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn Genre: Historical fantasy, Series: Tales of the Otori #1 Publisher: Riverhead Books (January 2002) Author Info: www.lianhearn.com Wendy’s Rating – 3.5 of 5 stars The infamous Nightingale Floor is a skilfully designed trap that signs the presence of any who walk across. The perfect piece of home improvement for […]

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Book Review: The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney

The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 1 of The Golden City Publisher: Roc (November 5, 2013 ) Author Information: Website | Twitter Mogsy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars The Golden City is a book that may take a bit of patience to get into, but it ends up being well worth the time once the story gets […]

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Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey Genre: Fantasy, Erotica Series: Moirin’s Trilogy #3, Kushiel’s Legacy #9 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: June 2011 Author Info: http://www.jacquelinecarey.com  Wendy’s Rating: 3 of 5 stars Politics and intrigue are always at the heart of d’Angeline adventures and this ninth and final book in Carey’s Kushiel series is no […]

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Audiobook Review: Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik Genre: Historical Fantasy Series: Temeraire #2 Publisher: Del Rey Publication Date: April 2006 Narrator: Simon Vance Author Info: http://www.temeraire.org Wendy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars The way Novik winds dragons into history is already fascinating, but now we get to see them within an entirely new environment and culture. […]

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Book Review: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik If you’re looking for an action read involving war dragons, this isn’t it. There are a few skirmishes, but they are far between. Instead, this is a book about the relationship between a very unique dragon and a naval officer snatched out of the life he was used to […]

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Book Review: Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler What a fascinating book. I read Mind of My Mind first, where I met the main characters here, but as that was not their story, they did not have much depth. Reading Wild Seed, it made me somewhat disappointed that they did not have as much to do in […]

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Book Review: Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey

Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey I’ve read the original Kushiel Trilogy three times, but haven’t been able to finish the last book in the series involving Imriel de la Courcel. I’ve had Namaah’s Kiss sitting beside my bed for well over a year and finally decided to pick it up and was instantly swept back […]

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Book Review: Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

Lily of the Nile is a historical fiction novel about Selene, the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony. From birth, Selene and her twin brother Helios were hailed as a sacred pair by the worshipers of Isis, but after Alexandria fell to Roman forces and the suicides of their parents, the children are brought to […]

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Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

The adventures of Moirin mac Fainche continue in Naamah’s Blessing, the third book of her trilogy. It all started years ago, when Moirin left her idyllic home in the wilderness of Alba to fulfill a destiny, seeking to do the will of the Maghuin Dhonn. Her travels have since brought her to the far reaches […]

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