Quick Review: “The Magicians: Alice’s Story”

The Magicians: Alice’s Story, a new graphic novel set in the Magicians world, is marvelously entertaining from start to finish. The settings are breathtaking to behold, complete with a hidden magical university and an alternate world straight out of a children’s book that’s filled with marvelous creatures both good and evil. Our protagonist, Alice, begins…

‘The October Man’ Review: Urban Fantasy Meets Mystery

The October Man is an entertaining detective story with a side of urban fantasy, following a German cop with magic abilities as he attempts to solve a murder case in rural Germany. It’s a quick read that follows a well-drawn trail, evenly pacing discoveries amidst some surprising fantasy elements. I’m newer to urban fantasy so…

‘On the Lonely Shore’ Short Review

On the Lonely Shore is a fantasy tale that feels like it’s been pulled from a Jane Austen landscape, complete with a distant house, many walks by the seashore, and a sickly young man who harbors a secret future. Their daily routine is unburdened by work or worries of any kind, save for the sickness…

‘Haphaven’ Review: The Other Side of the Rainbow

Haphaven is an emotional trek through a brilliantly rendered fantasy world, filled with life lessons and battles against strange foes. The novel is a unique take on the grief of losing a loved one and the fight to overcome that grief to continue living your best life. Luck isn’t enough to live on, and through…

‘That Ain’t Witchcraft’ Review: The Fight to Keep Evil At Bay

That Ain’t Witchcraft is a fantastic fantasy adventure filled with supervillains, ghosts, and non-human entities aplenty. From the start, it’s hard to put down, flying a mile-a-minute toward magical forces that want to kill our protagonist and her team of misfits. As always, McGuire delivers a thrilling story filled with everything you could want from…

The Beast of Nightfall Lodge: The Fun of the Chase

The Beast of Nightfall Lodge is some of the most fun you’ll have this winter. Filled with adventure and danger, murder and mayhem, it’s a wonderful fantasy novel that inches you closer and closer to a monster you grow to fear. I heard great things about Sidor’s first book, Fury From the Tomb, and this second…

Sisters of the Fire: A Strong Cast of Fiery Characters

Sisters of the Fire is a character piece at heart, reveling in the lives of five sisters who have taken vastly different paths after the events of the previous book. I was fascinated by the depth of personality and uniqueness each of the sisters inhabits. It’s rare to find a fantasy novel that deals with multiple…