Tag Archives: fantasy

Book review: The Other Wind by Ursula Le Guin

It’s been a while between posts. I’ve been working on things that, alas, have very little to do with fantasy, science fiction or books of any kind. But now, it’s time for another review… and though I’ve covered an Ursula … Continue reading

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Always already perfect: beauty and female characters in fantasy books

What makes a fantasy book? The Wikipedia page contains not so much a definition as a list of the genre’s most common features: magic and other supernatural phenomena, imaginary settings, magical creatures, elements of mythology and folklore. But there’s another … Continue reading

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Book review: Everwinter by Elizabeth Baxter

Everwinter begins with the story of an ending. The king of Variss has journeyed up the slopes of a haunted mountain to release the ancient powers that dwell there – powers his ancestors had been charged with keeping safely locked … Continue reading

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