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Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge

This was a random graphic novel I picked up off the library shelf.

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade fantasy graphic novel

Length: 208 pages

Setting: a big city and the Underworld beneath it, present day

Summary: Short version: Edmund and his changeling, Cinder, work together to stop a coup in the Royal City Continue reading

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AAAA Wizardry by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the third story in that collection.

Published: 2010 in The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Vol. 2: Our World

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 24 pages

Setting: Chicago, present day

Summary: Short version: Dresden relates a case as a teaching moment to a group of young Wardens Continue reading

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Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce

This is the fourth and final book in the Protector of the Small quartet. Miss Adventure has been asking when I was going to finish the series. I decided it’s been long enough since I read the last one that I was ready for another Tamora Pierce book.

Published: 2002

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 411 pages of story, 431 pages total

Setting: mostly the northern border of Tortall, 460 HE, soon after the events of Squire

Summary: Short version: Kel commands a refugee camp and has to rescue them from Scanrens Continue reading

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Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

This is the 13th book in the Discworld series, and the last book I started on vacation. It’s also made the BBC’s The Big Read list.

Published: 1992

Genre: fantasy

Length: 400 pages

Setting: Omnia, a smallish nation on Discworld

Summary: Short version: Om, reincarnated as a tortoise, is trying to regain his godly powers Continue reading

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Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

This is the 12th book in the Discworld series. I’ve been reading them on vacation since they’re so light and all on my Kindle. As a bonus, it’s one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.

Published: 2002

Genre: fantasy

Length: 374 pages

Setting: mostly in Genua on Discworld

Summary: Short version: Magrat, Nanny Ogg, and Granny Weatherwax disrupt Lilith’s perfect story Continue reading

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11/22/63 by Stephen King

This year, Mr. Curiosity added a “starts with a number” category to our Reading the Alphabet Challenge. I decided to read this one to fulfill that category since it’s a non-horror Stephen King. I enjoy his writing, but I find horror too scary. So, I have to pick and choose which of King’s books I can read.

Published: 2011

Genre: time travel fantasy

Length: 849 pages

Setting: Derry, Maine, and parts of Texas, 1958-1963 and present day

Summary: Short version: Jake goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination Continue reading

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Robots vs. Fairies, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe

One of the stories in this collection was nominated for a Locus Award. I got the collection to read that story and ended up reading all of them. The collection itself was also nominated for a Locus Award.

Published: 2018

Genre: science fiction and fantasy short story collection

Length: 362 pages of stories, 373 pages total

Setting: various locations, mostly on Earth

Summary: Short version: Stories by various authors featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both Continue reading

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