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Why You Need to Read: These Books While Waiting for “The Winds of Winter”: Part II

Here we go again. It’s been almost 3 years since I complied the 1st list of book recommendations; and, we’re still waiting for The Winds of Winter, the next book in A Song of Ice and Fire series. Many of us continue to wait, patiently, for this book by reading similar books by authors who write fantasy stories. There… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: These Books While Waiting for “The Winds of Winter”: Part II

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Speculative Fiction Starters for Children and Young Adults

This article was written for the Martian Chronicle blog, but it was never posted so I decided to rewrite and to present it on my blog. Enjoy!             When children and adolescents show an interest in reading, we—as adults, and as readers ourselves—want nothing more than to load our recommendations and favorite books on to them. Unfortunately, not… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Starters for Children and Young Adults

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Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?

Video games, graphic novels and comic books and manga, and fantasy literature continue to share the same criticism from those who are neither fans nor creators: they are for children and/or they have no place in a classroom or in an academic setting. The fact that such notions continue to be made is a disconcerting… Continue reading Adult Fantasy: Is There Such a Thing?

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Why You Need to Read: “The Cerulean Queen”

The Nine Realms #4: The Cerulean Queen By: Sarah Kozloff Published: April 21, 2020 Genre: Fantasy             I am Cerúlia, the daughter of the late, brave Queen Cressa the Enchanter and the heroic Lord Ambrice.              I. Am. Your. Queen, (Chapter Five).             When the end of a story draws near, there lies a range of emotion from sadness to anxiousness.… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Cerulean Queen”

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Why You Need to Read: “Holy Sister”

Book of the Ancestor: Book Three: Holy Sister By: Mark Lawrence Published: April 9, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark, Trilogy             Lessons were over. The closed world of the convent was about to be broken open. The endgame had arrived, (Chapter 9).              Any literary series—whether or not they’re duologies, trilogies, quartets, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 15 books—follow… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Holy Sister”

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Why You Need to Read: These Books While Waiting for “The Winds of Winter”

A list of suggested books to read while we continue to wait for the sixth book in "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.