Tag Archives: magic

The Warded Man (Demon Cycle 01) by Peter V. Brett

Product info (from Goodreads): As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that … Continue reading

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The Videssos Cycle 01-04 by Harry Turtledove

The whole cycle, published in the 80s of previous century so rather old, consists of 12 primary and 17 total works. I read the first four od the primary works: The Misplaced Legion (01) An Emperor for the Legion (02) … Continue reading

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Movie review: Now You See Me (2013) directed by Louis Leterrier

Movie info (from Wikipedia): Four amateur magicians, J. Daniel “Danny” Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), are each singled out and given a tarot card that lead them to the same empty New York … Continue reading

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The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

Lovely Melfka recommended this one to me – thank you very much, you rock! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Paris has survived the Great Houses War – just. Its streets are lined with haunted ruins, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the … Continue reading

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Witch’s Bell Book One by Odette C. Bell

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Ebony Bell is living just exactly the life she wants. She has her very own magical bookstore, a wardrobe full of fabulously glitzy clothes, and a sweet bowl just brimming with lollies. But when a 6ft-tall annoyance … Continue reading

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Series review: Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera 01), Academ’s Fury (Codex Alera 02) by Jim Butcher

Synopses (from Goodreads): Furies of Calderon Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power. A war of succession looms on the horizon. … Continue reading

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The Scholomance by R. Lee Smith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): For centuries, there has been a legend of a hidden school where magic is taught by the demons who dwell there to anyone who seeks them out. Still the price of the education is high: anyone who … Continue reading

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She Moved Through the Fair (The Caitlin Ross series 02) by Katherine Lampe

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Autumn brings a new music festival to Gordarosa, Colorado, and Caitlin Ross’s band is playing! Hoping to get through the event with a minimum of arguing over set lists and placement, Caitlin soon discovers more trials await … Continue reading

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The Unquiet Grave (The Caitlin Ross series 01) by Katherine Lampe

Synopsis: Caitlin Ross is a musician and a witch who, once upon a time, for a reason or two, decided that she wouldn’t use her powers. Ever. Not worth the risk. Still when she is hired for a gig in … Continue reading

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Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I found this one while reading a review published on Carole Rae Random Ramblings blog – thank you very much, Carole and Blodeuedd for featuring it!  Synopsis (mostly from Goodreads): Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought … Continue reading

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