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A Fistful of Warlocks by Jim Butcher

Mr. Curiosity found a new Jim Butcher Dresden Files book of short stories (Brief Cases) while we were on vacation. He convinced me we needed a copy. I am going to try to restrain myself and read one a week for a while. We’ll see how long that lasts before I break down and read them all in a row.

Published: originally in 2017 in Straight Outta Tombstone

Genre: weird western short story

Length: 28 pages

Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, late 1800s

Summary: Short version: Anastasia Luccio goes after some warlocks in Dodge City with the help of Wyatt Earp Continue reading

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Squire by Tamora Pierce

This is the third book in the Protector of the Small series. I needed something a bit lighter to read, and this fit the bill (and was in the house).

Published: 2001

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 390 pages of story, 412 pages total

Setting: various locations in Tortall, 456-459, just after the events of Page

Summary: Short version: Kel’s adventures as squire to Lord Raoul Continue reading

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Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chockshi

This is the second Pandava book. Miss Adventure saw it sitting on the library shelf and snapped it up.

Published: 2019

Genre: middle grade urban fantasy

Length: 365 pages of story, 381 pages with glossary

Setting: various locations in the Overworld, soon after the events of Aru Shah and the End of Time

Summary: Short version: The pandavas must recover Kamadeva’s stolen bow and arrow Continue reading

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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 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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First Test by Tamora Pierce

This is the first book in the Protector of the Small series. Miss Adventure has been encouraging me to the read the series and I finally got around to starting it.

Published: 1999

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 240 pages

Setting: Corus, the capital of Tortall, after the conclusion of the War of the Immortals in Pierce’s Immortals series.

Summary: Short version: Keledry experiences sexism after becoming the first girl to openly start page training Continue reading

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The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang

It was a free book provided by Tor. I decided to read it now because Mr. Curiosity read it and enjoyed it.

Published: 2017

Genre: fantasy

Length: 236 pages

Setting: the Protectorate, a pre-industrial Asian society

Summary: Short version: Twins rebel against their mother, the Protector Continue reading

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