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Why You Need to Read: “Lost in the Moment and Found”

Wayward Children, #8: Lost in the Moment and Found By: Seanan McGuire Published: January 10, 2023 Genre: Fantasy             They say this is the Land Where the Lost Things Go, and that it is a nexus of worlds, of which there are a number beyond counting. It pulls all lost things to it, and that includes the doors,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Lost in the Moment and Found”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Botanic Garden”

Lyra and Will find themselves in a new world where they know their daemons are, and they are close, but the daemons still keep their distance from their humans. Lyra reflects on her relationship with her parents (she knows they’re dead). She has mixed feelings due to the sort of individuals both Lord Asriel and… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Botanic Garden”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Clouded Mountain”

Lord Asriel’s army make their final preparations for the Last Battle with Metatron and his army. Serafina Pekkala tells Asriel, Mrs. Coulter, Commander Ogunwe, and Xaphania that Lyra and Will’s daemons must be reunited with them before Metatron finds out and uses them to control the children; especially now that Lyra has completed one part… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Clouded Mountain”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Abyss”

            This episode begins with the explanation of what Dust is and why it has become “dangerous.” It’s a warning about what is to come now that Metatron has “answered” Lord Asriel’s call. An earthquake tears throughout all worlds.             Mrs. Coulter regains consciousness and learns that the bomb detonated. She finds Father Pavel and asks him… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Abyss”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “No Way Out”

            Dr. Mary Malone follows the Zalif (singular of Mulefa), called Atal, towards the rest of its herd. She is enraptured by the trees and the landscape. Dr. Malone goes over her notes, recounts what the Angels told her about her “role as the ‘serpent’,” and teaches herself the Mulefa’s language. However, Dr. Malone cannot grasp… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “No Way Out”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Break”

Will travels with Iorek and Balthamos to where Mrs. Coulter is keeping Lyra. They find a girl named Ama who knows about Lyra and Mrs. Coulter. Ama almost fell for Mrs. Coulter’s lies, but then she saw the way she treated her daughter. Ama knows about plants, especially edible ones. Will finds Lyra and confronts… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The Break”

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Why You Need to Read: “Skeleton Song”

Wayward Children, #0.7: “Skeleton Song” By Seanan McGuire Published: October 26, 2022 Genre: Fantasy, Short Story ***This short story can be read for free here on Tor.com. ***Thank you TorDotCom Publishing for sending a copy of this story to me.             It was strange and fleshy, shaped as a skeleton was shaped, but with a covering… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Skeleton Song”

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Why You Need to Listen to (and to Read Later On): “The River of Silver”

The River of Silver: Tales from the Daevabad Trilogy By: S.A. Chakraborty                                                                         Audiobook: 9 hours 45 minutes Published: March 1, 2022 (audiobook)/October 11, 2022 (print) Genre: Fantasy                                                                                    Narrated by: Soneela Nankani             She had been to Daevabad once as a girl and still remembered the awe of sailing through the veil that hid the island. Its brass walls… Continue reading Why You Need to Listen to (and to Read Later On): “The River of Silver”

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Why You Need to Read: “Empire of the Vampire”

Empire of the Vampire, #1: Empire of the Vampire By: Jay Kristoff                                                                      Audiobook: 27 hours 11 minutes Published: September 14, 2021                                              Narrated by: Damian Lynch Genre: Epic Fantasy, Dark Fantasy             You are Gabriel de León, Last of the Silversaints, (Sunset).             Vampires are one of the most popular “monsters” in narratives. And, this was before the “success” of The Twilight Saga;… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Empire of the Vampire”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Jasmine Throne”

Burning Kingdoms, #1: The Jasmine Throne By: Tasha Suri Published: June 8, 2021 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy             She had fought to have this opportunity,…All of it, in order to have this: a maidservant who was likely ‘not’ simply a maidservant, standing before her within the walls of this blighted prison, (13: Malini).              Readers love when authors release… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Jasmine Throne”