The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien

Step into the wayback machine; this tale takes place long before The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, when the First Dark Lord, Morgoth, sought dominion over all of Middle-Earth. It's an easier read than some of the other scholarly works of Tolkien and a much more enjoyable read as a result....

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Bright of the Sky by Kay Kenyon

Bright of the Sky by Kay Kenyon

Titus has entered the Entire before, but when he returned to our world it was by himself; his wife and daughter had stayed behind for reasons Titus does not remember. Upon his return, he makes it his mission to find them and to learn the reason they did not come back with him. The answer is both sad and bittersweet....

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The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett

The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett

Sometimes a book doesn't live up to the hype. Peter Brett's The Warded Man was one of those for me as a great premise fizzles out and is ultimately wasted....

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Ephemera by Paul S. Kemp

Ephemera by Paul S. Kemp

My review of Paul S. Kemp's Ephemera. A bit of a departure from Kemp's usual franchise work, this one nevertheless doesn't disappoint....

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Reiffen's Choice by S.C. Butler

Reiffen's Choice by S.C. Butler

Tolkien meets Harry Potter in the first of this three book series. Reiffen's Choice harkens back to the traditional fantasy tales of old. Fun and entertaining, it's a good read, albeit not entirely original....

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The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove

The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove

Alternate history with time travel? Sounds intriguing, but there wasn't enough of the things I always look for: rich worldbuilding, deep characters, and an interesting storyline. Not a bad book, but not one that's going to rise to the top, either....

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Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk

Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk

Shadow's Son is akin to a blockbuster summer movie that almost works. It's good entertainment, but won't leave you hungry for more....

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