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The Riddle-Master of Hed • 1976 • Fantasy novel by Patricia A. McKillip

This is a commemorative read, Patricia McKillip passed away just recently. Synopsis: Hed is a backwater island featuring only farmers and swineheards, but no heroes at all. In this contemplative country lives Morgon, Lord of Hed, happily as a farmer. … Continue reading

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The Hunger of the Gods • 2022 • Epic Fantasy novel by John Gwynne

Don’t read further if you want to avoid spoilers for the first book in the series. This is book two of the Bloodsworn Saga, following the excellent The Shadow of the Gods (my review). The cover picture already spoilers a … Continue reading

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Grenzwelten • 2022 • Zwei Planetenromane von Ursula K. Le Guin

To my English speaking followers: This omnibus contains two novels, The Word for World is Forest and The Telling. Reviews for both are available via links in the titles. Ursula K. Le Guin ist nicht nur bekannt für ihre Erdsee-Fantasy … Continue reading

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The Telling • 2000 • Planetary romance novel by Ursula K. Le Guin

Synopsis This novel is set in the Hainish universe, Le Guin’s last novel in that cycle and also the first Hainish novel after her phenomenal The Dispossessed (my review). You can read it perfectly well as a standalone, although I … Continue reading

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The Shadow of the Gods • 2022 • Epic Fantasy novel by John Gwynne

Synopsis: It is 300 years after the twilight of the gods, when the gods killed each other. Their tainted children, all those who have the blood of the gods within them, life as thralls in the Norse land of Vigrið.  … Continue reading

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The Player of Games • 1988 • Space Opera novel by Iain M. Banks

First Sentence:  This is the story of a man who went far away for a long time, just to play a game. The man is a game-player called “Gurgeh”. The story starts with a battle that is not a battle, … Continue reading

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The Art and Soul of Dune • 2021 • Graphic Documentary by Tanya Lapointe

A Happy New Year 2022! And could it start better than to finish the very first book at the first day of the year? I’ve got this Graphic Documentary for Christmas, and it was a fast and easy read. I’m … Continue reading

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