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Book Review: “Wrayth” by Philippa Ballantine

I also think this book suffers in some ways from being the series’s Empire Strikes Back. Geist was more a stand-alone novel, and Spectyr set up what’s going on in Wrayth. But Wrayth is clearly a ramp-up to the showdown … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Hunter and Fox” by Philippa Ballantine

My review of Philippa Ballantine’s Hunter and Fox is now up. TLDR version: it was a good book, but it wasn’t really up my alley. Book Review: Hunter and Fox by Philippa Ballantine

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Book Review: “Spectyr” by Philippa Ballantine

As I said in my review of Geist, Philippa Ballantine’s writing is well-paced, not overly laden with exposition (a major flaw in several fantasy novels I’ve read), and tends to leave tropes for readers to trip over. Book Review: “Spectyr” … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Geist” by Philippa Ballantine

Geist combines the best of what I like in 1990s fantasy fiction with the scope of a doorstop novel… and then pares out all the extraneous crap that makes a fantasy novel into a doorstop. What’s left is 300 pages … Continue reading

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