Book Reviews

Bright of the Sky
by Kay Kenyon

Titus has entered the Entire before, but when he returned to our world it was by himself; his wife and daughter had stayed behind for reasons Titus does not remember. Upon his return, he makes it his mission to find them and to learn the reason they did not come back with him. The answer is both sad and bittersweet.

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Forest Mage
by Robin Hobb

Nevare is not the most likeable or heroic character Hobb has ever conceived, but I honestly felt for the guy and kept reading if only because I wanted to see his fortunes turn. More than that, though, Hobb kept me going with her usual excellent writing as she crafts a compelling story in this second novel in the Soldier Son series.

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Fool’s Quest
by Robin Hobb

Plenty happening in Fool's Quest but it still falls just short in terms of moving the story along adequately. Still, a good read that longtime Hobb fans will love.

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Medieval Siege Warfare
by Christopher Gravett

A good, high-level overview of the different aspects of a siege. I don't know that you'd be able to go off and write a thesis on the subject based on this work alone, but it's thorough enough to satisfy the layman.

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Shaman's Crossing
by Robin Hobb

While somewhat different from Hobb's usual FitzChivalry novels, I still thought Shaman's Crossing was an enjoyable read as Hobb's slow, methodical storybuilding is always a delight to experience.

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Ephemera
by Paul S. Kemp

My review of Paul S. Kemp's Ephemera. A bit of a departure from Kemp's usual franchise work, this one nevertheless doesn't disappoint.

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Halloween
by Paula Guran (editor)

A diverse collection of entertaining, frightening, and sometimes unsettling Halloween stories.

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Fool’s Assassin
by Robin Hobb

In this first book of the Fitz and Fool trilogy, Hobb returns to her most beloved character, FitzChivalry Farseer. As is typical of Hobb, the story unfolds slowly, though a suspenseful finish was a nice setup for the larger storyline to come.

Book Reviews

Dark Harvest
by Norman Partridge

Dark Harvest is the perfect Halloween story. Well-written, engaging, and full of rich characters, it's one I can see myself reading every Halloween.