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Mageborn
Kirkus Reviews : Mageborn (October 03, 2017)

Solid, if unexceptional.


Magicians Impossible

[W]here Abraham shines is in his cinematic treatment of the magical battles. The first chapter...is an astonishingly well-written cold open, introducing us to the world and its possibilities.


The Stone Sky

Her epic yarn of a divided and warring mother and daughter on a tormented, unitary continent called the Stillness — possibly a reverse-Pangaea, deep in our planet’s future — unquestionably subverts or inverts the conventions of old-school fantasy in innumerable ways.


City of Miracles

In short, it is everything we have come to love about the Divine Cities series with the added bonus of closure on key characters and story lines.


The Library of Light and Shadow: A Novel

The romance and chemistry between the characters is enchanting and I love how their magical abilities drive the story, however I just wish the ending had matched the build up of the book.


An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors

This is a story that gallops to the finish with a surprise on every other page and I just gave myself to watching the forces for Good battle the forces of Evil as the plot wound tighter and tighter and Isabelle worked to save the world with her smarts.


Halls of Law

Halls of Law is a fun, optimistic Epic Fantasy that proved a welcome change of pace from some of the more grimdark fantasy I’d been reading.


Reincarnation Blues: A Novel

So read it, okay? It's the most fun you'll have reading about a man who has been killed by both catapult and car accident. It has one of the best first chapters of the year, and the second one is even better.


The Stone Sky

I don't want to stop talking about this story. I don't want to count words. Let me leave it at this: The depth and breadth of Jemisin's achievement with this trilogy is geologic. These books are a revolution in which I want to take part.


The Library of Light and Shadow: A Novel

Possession. Power. Passion. New York Times bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris.


The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

It's also a sparkling, insightful conversation with the canon from which it sprang.


Soleri
Kirkus Reviews : Soleri (June 13, 2017)

A pedestrian opening volume.


Assassin's Fate

Robin Hobb deserves thanks for endless hours of entertainment and has earned praise for delivering such stellar quality work right up until the very end.


The Wrong Dead Guy

Dead Guy is a riot. It's just plain dangerous fun — like playing drunk in a bouncy castle or running too fast downhill.


Gilded Cage

Gilded Cage has a decent number of answers for an opening novel, but there are plenty of questions that remain.


Crossroads of Canopy

[Unar's] resentment of her peers getting promoted above her, her discovery of Audblayinland’s mistreatment of slaves, and her sexual awakening are wonderfully brought to life.


The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel

Strongly recommended for those looking for a standalone fantasy novel of the fairytale persuasion.


The Guns of Empire

The Shadow Campaigns has consistently been an impressive series for how well it delivers on so many levels of entertainment, as well balancing tropes and upsetting expectations.