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Magic by Jamie Schultz – Fantasy Book Critic

Magic by Jamie Schultz – Fantasy Book Critic http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/ Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0700 Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence books are an incredible example of magic that is basically structured as a rigidly-ordered legal system, resulting in it providing the technological foundation for entire societies, and it works … Read more …   Richard PaulAvid Science Fiction & Fantasy Lover. ...

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New George R.R. Martin book offers “Game of Thrones” back story

  Martin’s new book, released this week, is “The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones,” 300 pages of back story and original artwork by the some of the world’s top fantasy illustrators. He agreed to the companion volume in 2006 and expected it would take just a couple of years. Naturally, ...

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Tribute by Ellen Renner review – spellbinding YA fantasy

In a richly imagined world ruled by a magical elite, teenage heroine Zara searches for a hidden truth that will blow her privileged society apart Two things make or break a fantasy novel: the magic and the world. In both these respects, Ellen Renner’s Tribute shares something with Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea books, stories that gave us an original conception ...

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Science-Fiction Classic Still Smolders

By Jon Michaud The abbey at Monte Cassino is situated atop a rocky hill about eighty miles south of Rome and was founded in 529 by St. Benedict of Nursia. It was there that the Benedictine order established the principles of Western monasticism. From Monte Cassino, monks went out and set up monasteries across the Christian world. Generations of scribes ...

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