Title: Warrior Scarlet Series: No. Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Pages: 207 Published: 1958 Spoiler-free Synopsis: One-armed Drem desires to win acceptance and respect as a hunter in his tribe, but for that to happen he must prove his passage into manhood by killing a wild wolf on his own, and no one is allowed to helpContinue reading “Book Review: “Warrior Scarlet” by Rosemary Sutcliff”
Title: Treasure Island Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Pages: 298 (Puffin Classics edition) Published: 1883 Spoiler-free Synopsis: When Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map amongst the effects of his late friend “Cap’n” Billy Bones, he has little idea the trouble and danger it will cause him. With his friends Dr. Livesy and Squire Trelawney joining him,Continue reading “Book Review: “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson”
Title: Neverwhere Series: Nope. Author: Neil Gaiman Pages: 370 Published: 1996 Spoiler-free Synopsis: “Richard Mayhew is a plain man with a good heart—and an ordinary life that is changed forever on a day he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. From that moment forward he is propelled into aContinue reading “Book Review: “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman”
Title: The Bell at Sealey Head Series: No. Author: Patricia McKillip Pages: 227 Published: 2008 by ACE Spoiler-free Synopsis: Sealey Head is a small coastal town home to a mysterious phenomenon: the sound of a bell tolling at every sunset, with no bell to make it. For centuries the citizens have ignored and accepted itContinue reading “Book Review: “The Bell at Sealey Head” by Patricia McKillip”
Title: A Dirge for Prester John: Volume One: The Habitation of the Blessed Series: The second and final volume, The Folded World, has just been released. Author: Catherynne M. Valente Pages: 269 Published: 2010 Spoiler-free Synopsis: Four stories intertwined are told. The first is of Brother Hiob, who in 1699 travels to India searching forContinue reading “Book Review: “The Habitation of the Blessed” by Catherynne Valente”
Title: Tristan & Iseult Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Pages: 150 Published: 1971 Spoiler-free Synopsis: In the days of King Arthur, Tristan defeats Ireland’s champion and gains the friendship of his uncle, King Marc of Cornwall, who entrusts him with a mission: to sail the seas in search of a flame-haired queen. But a troublesome fate descendsContinue reading “Book Review: “Tristan & Iseult” by Rosemary Sutcliff”
This is a solicited review, and a free copy of the book was sent to me. In no way does this affect my opinions expressed here. Title: Waverly Hall: Relois Series: First in a projected series. Author: Brian Melton Pages: 255 Published: 2010, by Lantern Hollow Press Spoiler-free Synopsis: While staying at her mysterious UncleContinue reading “Book Review: “Waverly Hall: Relois” by Brian Melton”
Lawhead’s focus in this book is the life of the wondrous man Merlin from his childhood to his protection of the infant Arthur and his creating of the Sword in the Stone.
An entrancing and utterly unique, unpredictable story, full of the beauty, the gravitas, and possibly the underlying reality of dreams.Rarely has the fantasy genre been so amazingly used to communicate the gospel.
Title: Myst: The Book of Atrus Series: followed by The Book of Ti’ana (a prequel) and The Book of D’ni based on the mythology of the Myst computer games. Author: Rand and Robyn Miller, with David Wingrove Pages: 286 Published: 1995 by Cyan, Inc. Spoiler-free Synopsis: “These pages are your link to the story ofContinue reading “Book Review: “Myst: The Book of Atrus” by Rand and Robyn Miller, with David Wingrove”