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Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce

I was looking for a collection of Pierce’s short stories ever since I found out she wrote a darking short story. (Darkings are my favorite, mainly because of the voice used on the audiobooks I’ve listened to.) Shomehow I found out the title and discovered our library had a copy. Miss Adventure was just as happy to get the stories as I was.

Published: 2011 as a collection, 1986-2009 as stories

Genre: short story collection, mostly fantasy but one fiction

Length: 369 pages

Setting: mostly Tortall, but some in New York City

Summary: Short version: A short story collection. See below for a short description of each. Continue reading

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The Storyteller’s Replacement by N. K. Jemisin

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

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The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce

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.

Published: 1996

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

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Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

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.

Published: 2017

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

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In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

This is the fourth book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series.

Published: 2016

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

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Beowulf: A New Telling by Robert Nye

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.

Published: 1968

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 92 pages

Setting: Scandinavia, some time before it was written

SummaryShort version: Beowulf defeats the monsters Continue reading

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Dragon Harper by Anne and Todd McCaffery

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.

Published: 2008

Genre: fantasy

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

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