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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale is historical fantasy fiction at its best. A vibrant world, rich characters, more than a hint of the supernatural, and an endearing main character who doesn’t have all the answers but isn’t afraid to find them. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of this book now....

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A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis

A Lot Like Christmas by Connie Willis

If you’re looking for something beyond the traditional Dickens to read this holiday season, A Lot Like Christmas may fit the bill for you. Despite a couple of the stories feeling like duds to me, I’m giving it four rockets because there are many more stories I enjoyed than not, and even a few which stand out as holiday gems....

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Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Plenty happening in Fool's Quest but it still falls just short in terms of moving the story along adequately. Still, a good read that longtime Hobb fans will love....

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Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

In this first book of the Fitz and Fool trilogy, Hobb returns to her most beloved character, FitzChivalry Farseer. As is typical of Hobb, the story unfolds slowly, though a suspenseful finish was a nice setup for the larger storyline to come....

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Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

Dark Harvest is the perfect Halloween story. Well-written, engaging, and full of rich characters, it's one I can see myself reading every Halloween....

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Narrated by Tom Mison)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Narrated by Tom Mison)

Enough cannot be said for the narration of Tom Mison, whose voice with its captivating eloquence and English accent is a treat for the ears. His having played the role of Ichabod Crane in the Sleepy Hollow television series aside, he is the perfect narrator for this story, as he captures the time period and the story’s classic language superbly....

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On Basilisk Station by David Weber

On Basilisk Station by David Weber

Honor Harrington, newly appointed commander in the Royal Manticoran Navy, sees her bright future turn dull almost immediately as she is reassigned to the most distant outpost imaginable. Through her own resourcefulness and wit, though, Honor discovers a plot to destabilize the region that may have consequences far beyond just Basilisk Station....

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