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Martian Magic, Monoliths, and Mallards

Two Necromancers, a Bureaucrat, and an Elf, by L.G. Estrella – This author has written quite a bit of self-published material, much of it in the humorous fantasy and science fiction vein, but this is the first one I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Overbooked

Song of Edmon, by Adam Burch – I was able to get the Kindle version of this book for free, and found it worth reading. The first novel by Burch, who’s otherwise a classically trained but not particularly well-known actor, … Continue reading

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Recent Reading

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath, by Alan Garner – These two books take place in and around Alderley Edge in Cheshire, where Garner grew up. Twin children named Colin and Susan come to stay there, and … Continue reading

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Eliminate the Negative

I wish I could put a “post no bills” sticker on my windshield, because it’s annoying when people put advertising flyers on there. Still, one that I got recently gave me the idea for this post, but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Wizards and Wildlife

Wizard’s Holiday, by Diane Duane – The seventh book in the Young Wizards series has Nita and Kit visiting the seemingly utopian planet of Alaalu, and realizing that there is something going on beneath the pleasant surface. At the same … Continue reading

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The Fantasy of the Christ

I’ve recently come across several comments on a recent essay that tries to define fantasy as a distinctly Christian genre. Both J.L. Bell and Vorjack at Unreasonable Faith have brought it up, and my immediate reaction was to dismiss the … Continue reading

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Magids and Warriors

A Wizard Alone, by Diane Duane – I can’t say this was one of my favorites in the series so far. It just doesn’t seem like that much happened, or maybe it was just a bit disappointing because there weren’t … Continue reading

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