Fantasy

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Matthew WhiteMatthew White   November 11, 2017
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4.0

Plenty of action and romance in this endearing young adult fantasy book

Snow Like Ashes is an endearing young adult fantasy novel that starts out slow but left be very satisfied with the plot and the story line.    Meira has lived life as a refugee and orphan after her Kingdom of Winter was captured and her people enslaved when she was just a newborn.  The few remaining free members of Winter hide out and work to gain back the magical power of the Winter kingdom.  The early chapters of the book focus on Meira and the refugees but the book amps up the action as the other kingdoms...

verna2017   September 11, 2017
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5.0

A whimsical adventure of pure fun

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It reminded me of several others of the genre, all of them good. The character interaction is reminiscent of Eddings' Belgariad, but clearly unique to Ms. McKinnon's work. The plot is solid and drew me in quickly, and the marvelous detail of the world along with the pure fun of the interplay between familiars and humans kept me reading. Perhaps best of all, there is no attempt to have this book take itself too seriously. Rather, it invites the reader to enjoy a fun romp with the main character, Runa, who is facing new...

Fantasy
Matthew WhiteMatthew White   August 12, 2017
(Updated: August 12, 2017)
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5.0

Great summer fantasy read about a young man seeking vengeance

Dragon Winter is an excellent fantasy novel that is about much more than dragons. I enjoyed the story of  Arlian, a boy who has his village destroyed by dragons yet he survives when no one else does.  He gets enslaved but still dreams of a day when he can get vengeance on his enslavers and the dragons that destroyed his village.   This was a very enjoyable "Cinderellla" story of a boy going from rags to riches.  I enjoyed reading as he took risks yet some avoided the expected disastrous results.  Does he have some kind...

Fantasy
Matthew WhiteMatthew White   July 10, 2017
Rating 
 
5.0

Fun and realistic fantasy heroes

NPCs is a refreshingly different story in a fantasy world. There are several major reasons that this book is different.  The main characters start out as non-player characters AKA NPCs that live in a world as regular working joes that have to put up with the actions of fantasy heroes. They also become heroes that don't fit the fantasy stereotypes for their gender or race and instead based on their abilities or personalities. Finally, the story starts out as part of a role playing game being played by some bad role players and ran by a dungeon master that...

Matthew WhiteMatthew White   July 10, 2017
Rating 
 
3.0

Good background story and action but not overly memorable

Court of Nightfall is a difficult book to review, especially after waiting over a month since I listened to it. The story starts out with a young girl, Scarlett, who lives a fairly normal life except for the fact that there is a locked building in her backyard that her parents tell her is off limits. What girl is going to listen when her parents tell her something mysterious is off limits?   I liked most of Scarlett's background story but after that the story bounces around with plenty of action but not enough continuity to make...

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