The Legend of Tarik by Walter Dean Myers Series: No. Pages: 180 Published: 1981 Spoiler-free Synopsis: A young African captured into slavery in medieval Spain seeks vengeance for the murders of his father and brother, becoming a legendary hero in the process. Reason for Begining: I’d never read a story following a heroic African inContinue reading “Book Review: “The Legend of Tarik” by Walter Dean Myers”
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”
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.
Title: Tigana Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Format: Novel, stand-alone Pages: 673 Published: 1990 Reason for Beginning: Recommended to me by numerous sources as one of the truly great fantasy novels of recent times. Reason for Finishing: It’s one of the most engrossing and well-written books I’ve read. Spoiler-free Synopsis: In the Peninsula of the Palm,Continue reading “Book Review: “Tigana” by Guy Gavriel Kay”