Book Review: “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner

This is where you earn your reputation. Title: The Thief Series: 1st in The Queen’s Thief series, but can be read by itself Author: Megan Whalen Turner Pages: 219 Published: 1996 Spoiler-free Synopsis: The self-proclaimed “greatest thief in Sounis,” Gen is moldering in the King’s prison when the magus, the King’s highest advisor, sets himContinue reading “Book Review: “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner”

Book Review: “The Last Unicorn” by Peter S. Beagle

Title: The Last Unicorn Series: No. Author: Peter S. Beagle Pages: 212 Published: 1968 Spoiler-free Synopsis: A unicorn, hearing that she may be the last of her kind, sets out to find the other unicorns, with the help of an almost-incompetent wizard and weary woman who has lost her way in life. To do so,Continue reading “Book Review: “The Last Unicorn” by Peter S. Beagle”

Book Review: “A Swiftly Tilting Planet” by Madeleine L’Engle

“Wind, unicorn, and boy merged into a single swiftness.”

Book Review: “King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition” by Tyler Tichelaar

[N.B. A review copy of this book was sent to me by its author. In no way has this influenced the opinions I express here. You can find Tyler Tichelaar’s blog at CHILDREN OF ARTHUR.] Title: King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar, Ph.D. Pages: 179 Publisher: Modern HistoryContinue reading “Book Review: “King Arthur’s Children: A Study in Fiction and Tradition” by Tyler Tichelaar”

Book Review: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle

Title: A Wrinkle in Time Series: First in the Time Quintet, but each book works as standalone Author: Madeleine L’Engle Pages: 232 Published: 1962 Spoiler-free Synopsis: On a dark and stormy night, three strange visitors whisk away three children for an interplanetary adventure to fight an evil shadow that threatens the universe. Reason for Beginning:Continue reading “Book Review: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle”

Book Review: “The Eagle of the Ninth” by Rosemary Sutcliff

Title: The Eagle of the Ninth Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Series: No, though it forms a thematic trilogy with The Silver Branch and The Lantern Bearers. Published: 1954 Pages: 255 Spoiler-free Synopsis: Around A.D. 117, the Ninth Legion marched north of Agricola’s Wall to deal with an uprising of Scottish tribesmen and was never seen again.Continue reading “Book Review: “The Eagle of the Ninth” by Rosemary Sutcliff”

Book Review: “Taliesin” by Stephen R. Lawhead

Title: Taliesin Series: Book One of The Pendragon Cycle Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Pages: 486 Published: 1987 Spoiler-free Synopsis: “Taliesin is the remarkable adventure of Charis, the Atlantean princess who escaped the terrible devastation of her homeland, and of the fabled seer and druid prince Taliesin, singer at the dawn of the age. It isContinue reading “Book Review: “Taliesin” by Stephen R. Lawhead”

Book Review: “Airman” by Eoin Colfer

CONOR BROEKHART WAS BORN TO FLY. Title: Airman Author: Eoin “It’s Pronounced Owen!” Colfer Format: Novel Pages: 412 Published: 2009 Spoiler-free Synopsis: “In an 1890s where the small Saltee Islands are a sovereign nation off the Irish coast, young Conor Broekhart spends his days studying flight and fencing with his tutor and exploring the castleContinue reading “Book Review: “Airman” by Eoin Colfer”

Book Review: “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan

Title: The Pilgrim’s Progress Author: John Bunyan Format: Novel; Christian allegory Pages: 182 First Published: 1678, in London Version Reviewed: THE annotated PILGRIM’S PROGRESS with notes by Warren W. Wiersbe, published in 1980 Spoiler-free Synopsis: Christian, a citizen of the City of Destruction, is desperate to get rid of the mysterious Burden which is onContinue reading “Book Review: “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan”

Graphic Novel Review: Mouse Guard Fall 1152

Huzzah, my last review of 2010! Happy New Year to all of you! Title: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 Author: David Petersen. He’s also the artist. Format: Graphic Novel Length: 192 pages Published: May 2007 Spoiler-free Synopsis: “In the world of Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a hostContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Mouse Guard Fall 1152”