Posts Tagged: dragons

5bat! Review: Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman

5bat! Review: Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman

March 27, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★★

When there is a significant wait between two related books, such as the wait (almost three years!) between SERAPHINA and SHADOW SCALE, I begin to doubt my impressions of the first book. This was the case here, as I began to worry that I had imagined how wonderful I thought SERAPHINA was and how there was no way that SHADOW SCALE could live up to the expectations I’d set up in my head. Luckily, SHADOW SCALE delivered on all my expectations and more.

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5bat! Review: Black Blade Blues (Sarah Jane Beauhall #1) by J.A. Pitts

5bat! Review: Black Blade Blues (Sarah Jane Beauhall #1) by J.A. Pitts

March 20, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

What more could you want in a main character? A skilled female blacksmith, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, and she wears Doc Martens. Along with a great main character there is a great story inBLACK BLADE BLUES filled with Norse mythology, dragons, and ancient swords reforged.

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Review:  Wicked Dark Dragon (Dragon Heat, #3) by Lolita Lopez

Review: Wicked Dark Dragon (Dragon Heat, #3) by Lolita Lopez

March 13, 2015 Review 0 ★★★

I enjoy reading about dragon shifters in general and I like the concept of the Dragon Heat series with its epic war between dragons and knights spanning over generations. WICKED DARK DRAGON expands on the intriguing mythology giving a basis for the hatred between dragons and knights.

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Review: Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1) by Deborah Blake

Review: Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1) by Deborah Blake

September 5, 2014 Review 1 ★★★★

The mythology of Baba Yaga portrays her as an old witch who lives in the woods in a spinning house that stands on chicken feet. She helps or hurts those who look for her based on what they do for her. I grew up reading and hearing stories of Baba Yaga so it was great to see a book that could effectively ‘modernize’ Baba Yaga and still keep the essence of who she is and what she does for people. I liked how the Baba Yaga mythology is added to with Barbara Yagar acting as a guardian between the human and the Otherworld where the fairies live.

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Review: Magic City: Recent Spells edited by Paula Guran

Review: Magic City: Recent Spells edited by Paula Guran

June 21, 2014 Review 2 ★★★★

Short stories are a difficult form to master in any case, but when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy, the author has an even tougher challenge: building an entire world in just a few pages. As with any short-story collection featuring multiple authors, some of the contributions to MAGIC CITY: RECENT SPELLS, edited by Paula Guran, are more successful than others. Ultimately, I think the anthology does a great job of showcasing many different interpretations of ‘urban fantasy’ and gives readers the chance to discover something new.

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Review: Dancing with Dragons (DRACIM #2) by Lorenda Christensen

Review: Dancing with Dragons (DRACIM #2) by Lorenda Christensen

April 21, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

DANCING WITH DRAGONS, the second book in the DRACIM series, follows in the footsteps of it’s slightly spunkier predecessor – it’s got dragons, predictable action, and romance. All of these things are obvious. Having the two main characters be humans though really changed the dynamic from NEVER DEAL WITH DRAGONS, and left me a little disappointed.

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