This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.
Published: 2018 in How Long ’til Black Future Month?, a collection of short stories by N. K. Jemisin
Genre: fantasy short story
Length: 13 pages
Setting: Sosun, a medieval-technology world
Summary: Short version: A storyteller’s tale about dragons taking over the royal family Continue reading
Miss Adventure got me reading the Protector of the Small series which takes place after the events in this series. I decided to make an effort to finish listening to this book (which I’ve had on my plate for months), the fourth book in the Immortals series.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 347 pages
Setting: mostly the Divine Realms and a bit of Tortall, soon after the events of Emperor Mage
Summary: Short version: A final confrontation between the powers of Chaos and Order Continue reading
This is the fifth and final book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. Sadly, the Erie County library system didn’t have it so I had to request it via interlibrary loan. I didn’t feel bad about it, though, since it was the last book in a series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 333 pages
Setting: mostly the Mrtyahaima Mountains (a Himalayan equivalent), a bit after the events of In the Labyrinth of Drakes
Summary: Short version: Lady Trent discovers a living Draconean society Continue reading
This is the fourth book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 350 pages
Setting: Akhia, a Middle Eastern equivalent country, soon after the events of Voyage of the Basilisk
Summary: Short version: Off to the desert to study dragon rearing Continue reading
I gave this to Miss Adventure to read while Mr. Curiosity and I were reading Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf. I’m still following many suggestions in The Well-Trained Mind for homeschooling, and Bauer and Wise recommend having middle-schoolers read some of the original literature. They recommended this version of Beowulf for the younger audience. After I talked to Miss Adventure about the book, I realized there were some significant differences between the two versions. I decided to read this version to compare to Heaney’s.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 92 pages
Setting: Scandinavia, some time before it was written
Summary: Short version: Beowulf defeats the monsters Continue reading
It’s a book about dragons and Pern, so of course I’m interested. It is the third book in a series, though, so start with Dragon’s Kin if you’re interested.
Length: 299 pages
Setting: mostly Harper’s Hall, soon after the events of Dragon’s Fire
Summary: Short version: Life as an apprentice in Harper Hall, with a plague Continue reading