Posts labeled Fantasy

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Review - Calarni by Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris BrackHaus

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Yaden and Ivan are off on another mission for the Lotus Knights. This time they're off to explore a new star system that's been found at the end of one of the gateways ships use to jump between systems. It seems simple enough, but Lotus Knight missions never go according to plan. Things go sideways rather spectacularly this time, and the pair find themselves in another galaxy with no apparent way home, or to even contact their friends.

Tags: Fantasy Virasana Empire Science Fiction

 

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Review - Honey and Pepper by A.J. Demas

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Nikias is a recently freed slave that's come to the big city to find work. He ends up working in a snack stall that occupies one corner of a grand old house. That's where he first spots Kallion, a man about Nikias's age who seems to work at the mansion. The two meet when Kallion is attacked outside the house, and despite some initial misunderstandings, they become friends. But Kallion harbors a dark secret about his cruel former master that prevents him from fully opening up to Nikias.

Tags: Fantasy Ancient Greece

 

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Review - Draconian Measures by J.C. Owens

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Graitaan is the last of his kind. He was sent as part of a group of 50 Draconian warriors to another world to help the human king fight off invaders. His comrades have all died in battle, leaving Graitaan alone among the humans and their Finnarian allies. Graitaan has no great love for the humans, but he dislikes the Finnarirans even more, one of them being his commander, Sadan. Still, he has a soldier's honor, fights for the king, and obeys his commander's orders.

Tags: Fantasy

 

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Review - Double Trouble by Barbara Elsborg

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Raffety is trying to learn to play the violin. He's awful, but his teacher seems to think he has promise and arranges a free stay at a summer camp. His mother is thrilled. Raffety's father died when he was a baby, and his mother has been struggling to give him things. Camp is bewildering. All of the other kids seem strange, and the staff even more peculiar. The only bright spot is Jonah.

Tags: Fantasy Shifters M-preg

 

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Review - Lost and Found by Blaine D. Arden

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A young tree elf has gone missing after leaving the camp of a hunting party, so truth-seeker Kelnaht is called in to lead the search along with his apprentice Brem. Clues are scarce, and it takes several days, but eventually they find the boy in a place apparently meant to implicate the forester Taruif, with whom Kelnaht has been having an illicit affair. It's easy enough to clear the forester but harder to track down the real culprit.

Tags: Fantasy Novella Menage

 

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Review - Dette Management: Mounting Interest by Lilo Quie

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Rama is a young dette from the sub-continent who is raised to be submissive and obedient for any drake he is ultimately paired with, but he's promised to be pampered as the precious treasure that dettes are. However, after his first heat, his father ‘trades” him to an American dragon in exchange for a dowry of land for his brother in the new world. It turns out that the drake isn't what Rama expected, and he spends 40 years isolated from the world under his drake's thumb, bearing him no pups at all.

Tags: Fantasy Shifters Poly

 

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Review - Flaring Ember by Meraki P. Lyhne

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Kindly note: This series is very much meant to be read in order. If you haven't yet read the first books of this series, this review may contain spoilers about how they turn out. After taking a year off from school to settle into life with the pack, and all the things that happened, Matt is looking forward to going to college, living the life of a normal student. Of course, things don't quite work out that way, and the growing threat of the Völsung to the Vargr packs shows no sign of abating.

Tags: Fantasy Shifters

 

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Review - King's Bane by J.C. Owens

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Part of Vaden just wants to give up and die. He has survived chained up in a dark dungeon long than many of the other captives, kidnapped as part of a mad plot to lure pirate captains to their death. In Vaden's case, the target is his sister, who has gone against the family and joined the brotherhood of pirates. But also, perhaps, the kidnapper and his master are after Vaden's brother, an admiral.

Tags: Fantasy Pirates

 

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Review - The Monk by Megan Derr

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Taniel feels like he has always lived his life in the shadows. Growing up with his adopted family, he seemed to be the shadow of his older brother Kohar, who also became a mage. Then, at the monastery, he became the shadow of the spectacularly beautiful monk Vosgi, whose obsession with dark magic finally forced Taniel to turn him in, and get both of them kicked out of the monastery.

Tags: Fantasy Novella

 

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Review - Sunsets & Showdowns by Maz Maddox

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Kindly note that the books in this series are very much meant to be read in order. If you haven't read the previous books of the series, this review may contain some spoilers. Stallion Ridge's richest resident didn't get where he is by playing by the rules. If the townsfolk knew some of the things he had done, they wouldn't be so welcoming despite all of the business he has bought to the growing city.

Tags: Western Fantasy Shifters