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Review: “Hidden Magic,” Various Authors

Pros: Some intense, delightful stories in here! Cons: Not all of them stand up Rating: 4 out of 5 Hidden Magic (Magic Underground Anthologies Book 1) is the first in a “trilogy” of anthologies, with each author writing three linked

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Review: “The Fire’s Stone,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Such an engrossing story! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I had intended to read a short horror novel, but then I happened to glance over the first line of Tanya Huff’s The Fire’s Stone, and I was

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Review: “The Gossamer Mage,” Julie E. Czerneda

Pros: Fabulous worldbuilding and characters! Cons: Some confusion; a few things didn’t quite add up Rating: 4 out of 5 Julie E. Czerneda’s The Gossamer Mage is an absolutely beautiful dark fantasy tale. Tananen is the only place in the

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Review: “The Shadowed Sun,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Such delightful characters and plot! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Shadowed Sun (The Dreamblood) is the second book in The Dreamblood Duology. And frankly, I can’t stop giving 5-star ratings to all of these

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Review: “The Killing Moon,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: What a marvel of worldbuilding! Cons: Mildly confusing at first Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Killing Moon is the first book in The Dreamblood Duology. Ehiru is a priest of Hananja, a Gatherer, who collects the

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Review: “The Stone Sky,” N.K. Jemisin

Pros: Fantastic plot, characters, and worldbuilding Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, Book 3) is a stunning conclusion to the trilogy. Essun is starting to turn to stone, and using her

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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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