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Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

This is the sixth book in the Discworld series. I was on vacation and it’s an easy choice. There’s so many books in the series and they’re all on my Kindle.

Published: 1988

Genre: fantasy

Length: 265 pages

Setting: Ramtop Mountains within Discworld, whenever

Summary: Short version: The witches in Ramtop get involved in politics Continue reading

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Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings

This is the fifth and final book in The Belgariad. I’m excited to finally finish the series, not only for my reading challenge but because I borrowed the series from a friend over a year ago. I’ll be able to return the books and remove the guilt of having taken so long to finish the series.

Published: 1984

Genre: sword and sorcery fantasy

Length: 372 pages

Setting: Gar of Nadrak, Mishrak ac Thull, Mallorea, and the Isle of the Winds, soon after the events of Castle of Wizardry

Summary: Short version: Belgarion finally meets Torak and vanquishes him Continue reading

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Squalor and Sympathy by Matt Dovey

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: May 2016 in Writers of the Future Vol 32; it was also a PodCastle episode, if you prefer to listen to your short fiction

Genre: steampunk fantasy

Setting: Victorian England with magic

Summary: Short version: The Industrial Revolution driven by need-based magic Continue reading

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North! or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

This is the second book in the Wingfeather Saga. We had a bit of a trip and needed an audiobook, so I thought this would work for us.

Published: 2009

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 331 pages

Setting: various locations on Skree, just after the events of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Summary: Short version: The Igibys unsuccessfully look for safety in the Ice Prairies Continue reading

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Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

I saw a blurb by Rick Riordan saying this was written in his style, but with Hindu mythology. Count me (and Miss Adventure) in!

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 343 pages of text, 355 pages with the glossary (that you should totally read because it’s just as funny as the book)

Setting: Savannah Georgia, and various Hindu Otherworld locations

Summary: Short version: Aru first imperils and then saves the world from the Sleeper Continue reading

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Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings

This is the fourth book in the Belgariad series that I will finish this year.

Published: 1984

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 375 pages

Setting: Algaria, Riva and Drasnia, moments after the end of Magician’s Gambit

Summary: Short version: Garion is crowned the Riven King Continue reading

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Skin Game by Jim Butcher

This is the 15th book in the Dresden Files, and the last book in the series currently published. I’m excited to have finally finished the series, but sad not to have any more books to read until Butcher publishes some new ones.

Published: 2014

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 454 pages

Setting: Chicago, one year after Cold Days

Summary: Short version: Harry has to outwit the Denarian Nicodemus Continue reading

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