Book Review: “The Legend of Tarik” by Walter Dean Myers

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”

Book Review: “The Habitation of the Blessed” by Catherynne Valente

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”

Book Review: “Tigana” by Guy Gavriel Kay

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”