Friday Review: Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020 by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis is a book of short fiction by Terry Brooks, most well-known for his long-running Shannara series of fantasy novels. There are stories from the Shannara, Word and the Void, and Magic Kingdom series. There are eleven stories in the book, some which have been published before, and some new.As … Continue reading Friday Review: Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020 by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Touched by Magic by Doranna Durgin

My rating: 3 of 5 starsReandn is a King's Wolf, a patrol leader in the elite force of ranger-like soldiers. He is put in charge of the investigation when children start disappearing with no trace. He also has dizzy spells, with headaches and vertigo that he tries to hide from everyone around him. His own … Continue reading Friday Review: Touched by Magic by Doranna Durgin

Friday Review: The Wake of the Bloody Angel (Eddie LaCrosse #4) by Alex Bledsoe

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this fourth book in the series, sword-jockey-for-hire Eddie LaCrosse is hired by Angelina, his friend and owner of the tavern below Eddie's offices. Angie was the young barmaid in a harbor tavern many years ago, and she fell hard for a dashing pirate. Now, she wants Eddie to find … Continue reading Friday Review: The Wake of the Bloody Angel (Eddie LaCrosse #4) by Alex Bledsoe

Friday Review: The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archives #1) by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis story is far too complex to condense into a short synopsis. The three main characters are all, in one way or another, embroiled in war. Dalinar, prince and uncle to the late king, and Kaladin, former soldier and skilled surgeon, now branded a slave, are fighting a war that … Continue reading Friday Review: The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archives #1) by Brandon Sanderson

Friday Review: Druids (Druids #1) by Morgan Llywelyn

My rating: 3 of 5 starsAinvar is an orphan in the Celtic tribe of the Carnutes. He is fascinated by the Druids that oversee the lives of his people and their magic. He sneaks out one night to observe one of the secret rituals performed by the Druids, and the consequences of his intervention in … Continue reading Friday Review: Druids (Druids #1) by Morgan Llywelyn

Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThe Crescent Moon kingdom is at a crossroads. The ruling Kalif is being challenged by the Falcon Prince, an enigmatic thief. Dr. Makhslood is the last of the real ghul hunters, and is tired and getting to the point of retiring from his demanding profession. His assistant, Raseed bas Raseed … Continue reading Friday Reveiw: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Crescent Moon Kingdom #1) by Saladin Ahmed

Friday Review: The Black Elfstone (Fall of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis book starts the final quartet of the Shannara Chronicles. The book starts with peace having reigned in the Four Lands for many years. But in the far north, an enemy army is preparing to invade and conquer. An enemy that wields a strange, deadly form of magic that not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Black Elfstone (Fall of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: The Toll by Cherie Priest

My rating: 4 of 5 starsState Route 177 runs along the Suwanee River from Fargo, Georgia to the Okefenokee swamp. Titus and Melanie Bell are newlyweds on their honeymoon trip to a rented cabin where they plan to do some canoeing in the swamp. According to the GPS map, there are six bridges along their … Continue reading Friday Review: The Toll by Cherie Priest

Born From Fire (The Longview Chronicles #1) by Holly Lisle

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThe Longview is a spaceship operated by a mysterious "Owner" who uses it to transport criminals slated for execution. The story is told from two alternating viewpoints. One is one of the Longview crew, and the second is one of the prisoners. Between them, we start to get a glimpse … Continue reading Born From Fire (The Longview Chronicles #1) by Holly Lisle

Friday (Movie) Review: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

I saw it on Monday. Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It wasn't quite as good a Dr. Strange property as the first movie, and the plot was a bit scattered and built on a lot of emotional baggage carried by both Strange and the Scarlet Witch that sometimes felt a bit off balance. There were … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness