Story Time with LE

Story Time: Dragons, a boy’s best friend…or so I hope

14 June 2013 Nikki R 3

Nikki and I hope you’ll join us today for Story Time with Literary Escapism, a bi-weekly feature where we showcase various children books that fall directly in the fantasy & science fiction genres, as well as books we’re enjoying with our young children. We’re talking boardbooks, picture books, those books […]

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Haunted Moon by Yasmine Galenorn

26 February 2013 Nicole 0

I’m a huge urban fantasy fan and there are some that are more dark and gritty than others. A good example of an awesome one is Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld series.  Haunted Moon is the 13th book and I devoured it in a matter of hours. It was fantastic and just […]

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A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

26 February 2013 Natassia 0

In an engaging journey of true passion, Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons catapults the reader into an epic tale of one woman’s life, finding her passion and having the courage to act on it. A Natural History of Dragons brings a world which is truly familiar yet beautifully different; letting […]

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Stuff of Legends by Ian Gibson

25 January 2013 Casey 0

Imagine an epic fantasy-adventure book meets reality TV (but replace cameramen and TVs with bards and ballads) and you end up with Ian Gibson’s Stuff of Legends. While it was a cute, funny story that I enjoyed while reading it; yet, there was nothing really amazing or memorable about Stuff […]

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The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lillith Saintcrow

13 January 2013 Natassia 2

The magical world of an alternate history London is unfolded in The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lillith Saintcrow. This first in a new series introduces us to Bannon and Clare, a not quite harmonious team of logic and instinct. With each chapter of this suspenseful steampunk mystery, Saintcrow’s world becomes more […]

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The Fire King by Marjorie Liu

15 December 2012 Nikki R 0

As a history buff, any time I get to visit the past I’m all giddy with excitement.  If you cross that with an immortal that wakes up 3000 years in the future, oblivious to the time that has passed, well then you’ve got me hook, line and sinker.  Nothing is as enticing […]

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Song of the Dragon by Tracy Hickman

12 August 2012 Trish 4

I really wanted to like Song of the Dragon by Tracy Hickman. I was a big fan of the Dragonlance series and I was excited to read it, but I was terribly disappointed. Drakis returns from the War of the Nineth Throne — the last of the great dwarven wars — […]

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Spider’s Lullaby by James R. Tuck

17 June 2012 Nikki R 3

James R. Tuck has a new Deacon Chalk novella, Spider’s Lullaby, coming out in two weeks and I finally got to read it. Now normally, I’m not a big fan of novellas and pass them by.  But we’re talking Deacon Chalk. Monsters. Kickass fighting…considering I loved Blood and Bullets and That Thing at […]

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Right Hand Magic by Nancy A. Collins

4 June 2012 Nikki R 3

I have had the first two books of Nancy A. Collins’ Golgotham series for far too long.  They’ve been near the top of my to-read next list from the start.  So you can understand my sadness when Right Hand Magic (#1 in the Golgotham series) didn’t pan out the way I had […]

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Left Hand Magic by Nancy A. Collins

31 March 2012 Nikki R 0

After just finishing Nancy A Collins Right Hand Magic, I wasn’t all that excited to read the next book in the Golgotham series, Left Hand Magic, but I gave it a try anyway.  It was easier yet harder to read this book. Since I knew what to expect, it meant […]