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Riddlemaster Trilogy

A reader recently asked me for fantasy recommendations and as I stood in front of my book case, my eyes fell on the Riddlemaster Trilogy by Patricia McKillip. Together with The Lord of the Rings and the Dragonriders of Pern … Continue reading

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Uprooted

Naomi Novik is probably best known for her Temeraire series, which is set at the time of the Napoleonic wars in an alternative world where there are dragons. Since she hits two of my interests at the same time – … Continue reading

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The Beacon at Alexandria

There are plenty of books in which the heroine disguises herself as a man without anybody finding out. However, few of them convince me, as they usually just brush over the practical problems like going to toilet or menstruation. It … Continue reading

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Coming of the Dragon / Peaceweaver

I recently reread these two books by Rebecca Barnhouse. They’re billed as Young Adult, but I thought them an enjoyable read for adults as well. What initially attracted me to them is the fact that they’re loosely based on the … Continue reading

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Clariel

Garth Nix’s most recent fantasy novel is set in the Old Kingdom, the same world as his earlier Abhorsen series (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen), but several centuries earlier. It is a standalone novel, but I would very much recommend reading Sabriel … Continue reading

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