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The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

This is the third book in the Magisterium series. Miss Adventure is also reading the series so I was inspired to read the next book.

Published: 2016

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 249 pages

Setting: the Collegium and Magisterium, just before the start of and first bit of their Bronze Year

Summary: Short version: In his Bronze Year, someone is still targeting Call Continue reading

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The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang

This is the second book in the Tensorate series. I had some digital Amazon credits expiring and used them to buy the next book in the series.

Published: 2017

Genre: fantasy

Length: 213 pages

Setting: the Gusai desert around Bataanar, after the events of The Black Tides of Heaven

Summary: Short version: A naga hunt leads to many changes for Mokoya Continue reading

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I Was a Teenage Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the fourth story in that collection, and the second involving Irwin, the bigfoot scion.

Published: originally in 2012 in Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, a collection of horror short stories

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 28 pages

Summary: Short version: Dresden is hired to see why Irwin, the offspring of a Bigfoot, is sick Continue reading

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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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B is for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

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

Published: originally in 2012 in the short story collection Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron edited by Jonathan Strahan

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 32 pages

Setting: Chicago, present day, between the events of Fool Moon and Grave Peril (according to Butcher’s introduction to the story

Summary: Short version: Dresden has to teach a scion of Bigfoot how to protect himself Continue reading

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