Tag Archives: magic

White Night by Jim Butcher

This is the ninth book in the Dresden Files series I’m making an effort to finish this year. There’s 15 books in the series, though, so we’ll see if I finish the series this year or not.

Published: 2007

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 404 pages

Font: Janson

Setting: Chicago, present day, a year after the events of Proven Guilty Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Death Masks by Jim Butcher

This is the fifth book in the Dresden Files series.

Published: 2003

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 374 pages

Setting: Chicago, present day, soon after the events of Summer Knight Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Sabriel by Garth Nix

I saw this book listed a couple of years ago on a post from The Hub about strong female protagonists. I had actually requested it from the library in November for my N author last year, but it didn’t make it through the system until January. Now, instead of filling in that N author nearly last, I’ll get it nearly first!

Published: 1995

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 311 pages

Setting: various locations in the Old Kingdom and near the Wall in Ancelstierre, 1940s technology level Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

This is the first book in the Eternal Sky trilogy that Tor provided for free as part of their ebook club. I was in the mood for some science fiction or fantasy, and decided to read this after reading Skin in the Game recently.

Published: 2012

Genre: fantasy

Length: 334 pages

Setting: it felt like central Asia (Turkey to Mongolia-ish), under the Eternal Sky Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

This is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series that finally showed up from the library. The kids and I fought over who got to read it first. Miss Adventure and I ended up sharing, and losing each other’s bookmarks regularly in the process

Published: 2016

Genre: YA urban fantasy

Length: 459 pages

Setting: Asgard, Alfheim, Jutenheim, and Midgard, six weeks after the events of The Sword of Summer Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I originally saw this book on a GeekDad Stack Overflow post at the end of last year. I was perusing the library stacks, looking for an N authored book I wanted to read (last names starting in N are surprisingly uncommon) and came across this one.

Published: 2015

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 317 pages

Setting: a rural town, present day Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

After giving up on The Name of the Rose, I had no library books in the house to read. So, I turned to my Kindle and found an E-authored book to read! This was provided free by Tor as part of a monthly book club.

Published: 1999

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 666 pages

Setting: various locations within the Malazan Empire Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review