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Review: “The Obelisk Gate,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Stunning epic fantasy Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, Book 2) is riveting. Alabaster, who is slowly turning to stone, is trying to teach Essun how to use the Obelisks

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Review: “The Fifth Season,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Stunning epic fantasy Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I picked up N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth) because her The Inheritance Trilogy left a deep and lasting impression on me. I couldn’t wait to read

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Review: “The Awakened Kingdom,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Delightful! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s fantasy novella The Awakened Kingdom (Inheritance Book 4) is a three-hundred-years-later follow-on to the three books of the Inheritance Trilogy. The Three have finally created a new godling to

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Review: “The Kingdom of Gods,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Stunning conclusion to the trilogy Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy, Book 3) is a worthy successor to The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms–which were stunning novels

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Review: “The Broken Kingdoms,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: I just can’t get over how amazing this trilogy is Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, Book Two) is a wonderful follow-up to her The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Oree is

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Review: “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Stunning plot, characters, and worldbuilding! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Book 1 (The Inheritance Trilogy) is so good that I suspect once I’ve read the other two books in the trilogy–if

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Review: “Lake Silence,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Creative and original Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Lake Silence (World of the Others, The Book 1) takes place in the same world as her other “The Others” books, but it doesn’t follow Meg, Simon,

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Review: “Etched in Bone,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Warm, whimsical, dark in places, tense Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In Anne Bishop’s “The Others” world, humans live at the sufferance of the terra indigene, or earth natives. These include shape-shifters and vampires, among other, less

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Review: “Selected Stories: Fantasy,” Kevin J. Anderson

Pros: Delightful stories Cons: Some variability Rating: 4 out of 5 I picked up Kevin J. Anderson’s Selected Stories: Fantasy in an ‘epic fantasy’ story bundle, so I was surprised to find that most of these stories would have fit

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Review: “Band on the Run: Rock Band Fights Evil Vols. 1-3,” D.J. Butler

Pros: Utterly fantastic third story; great set-up Cons: Some inconsistencies Rating: 4 out of 5 D.J. Butler’s Band on the Run: Rock Band Fights Evil Vols. 1-3 is amusingly creative and unusual. The rock band in question changes its name

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