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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “Lyra and Her Death”

Mrs. Coulter returns to the “World of Daemons” in the Intention Craft is stole from Asriel and The Republic of Heaven. However, she learns she didn’t travel alone with only her daemon for company. Mrs. Coulter turns herself to The Magisterium and, “His Grace,” Cardinal MacPhail.              Meanwhile, Lyra, Pan, and Will enter the Land of… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “Lyra and Her Death”

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Why You Need to Read: “One Dark Window”

The Shepherd King, #1: One Dark Window By: Rachel Gillig Published: September 27, 2022 Genre: Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Folklore             There once was a girl, clever and good, who tarried in shadow in the depths of the wood. There also was a King—a shepherd by his crook, who reigned over magic and wrote the old book. The two… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “One Dark Window”

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Why You Need to Read: “A Mirror Mended”

Fractured Fables, #2: A Mirror Mended By: Alix E. Harrow Published: June 14, 2022 Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Retellings, Folklore, Sequel WARNING: This review contains minor spoilers from A Spindle Splintered. You have been warned.             …I spent the first twenty-one years of my life being Zinnia Grey the Dying Girl, killing time until my story ended. I’m still technically dying… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “A Mirror Mended”

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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”

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Why You Need to Read: “Catalyst Gate”

The Protectorate: Book 3: Catalyst Gate By: Megan E. O’Keefe                                                           Audiobook: 20 hours 49 minutes Published: June 22, 2021                                                        Narrated by: Joe Jameson Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera             Rainier Lavaux had threatened everything and everyone Sanda had ever loved. Sanda had felt that loss once. And she’d burn the bitch to the ground rather than suffer through that… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Catalyst Gate”

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Why You Need to Read: “Chaos Vector”

The Protectorate: Book 2: Chaos Vector                                By: Megan E. O’Keefe                                                           Audiobook: 19 hours and 5 minutes Published: July 28, 2020                                                      Narrated by: Joe Jameson Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera             “It’s been two years. Why would things escalate now?             Graham smiled slyly. “Because you’re back, kid. Two years and some change was about the time you disappeared, about the time Icarion… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Chaos Vector”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Light of the Midnight Stars”

The Light of the Midnight Stars By: Rena Rossner Published: April 13, 2021 Genre: Historical Fantasy/Folklore             There are tales of red-haired mountain men and women who could work miracles, of a people who could trace their lineage all the way back to the great King Solomon himself. Tales of a people who kept to themselves,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Light of the Midnight Stars”

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Why You Need to Read: “Tower of Mud and Straw”

Tower of Mud and Straw By: Yaroslav Barsukov Published: February 21, 2021 Genre: Fantasy             The tower took the length of the world—only it was an alien world, replicating itself over and over as it climbed to a distinct, ghostly gap into the clouds. Or did he stare down a well? (Part I. The Duchy. 5).             Critics have an… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Tower of Mud and Straw”

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Why You Need to Read: “Across the Green Grass Fields”

Wayward Children, #6: Across the Green Grass Fields By: Seanan McGuire Published: January 12, 2021 Genre: Fantasy             It had been so long since there was a human in the Hooflands. She didn’t like to consider what might be ahead of them that was bad enough to require human intervention. Humans were heroes and lightning rods for disaster,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Across the Green Grass Fields”

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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The City of Magpies”

Season Two immediately picks up where Season One left off. Lyra Silvertongue has crossed the bridge into a new world. A world that is devoid of people, except for one. Will Parry has found himself in the same world, and Lyra is the first person he’s seen since arriving there. However, both children soon learn… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials”: “The City of Magpies”