Tag: Seanan McGuire

Seasonal Fears (Alchemical Journeys book 2) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

May 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Seasonal Fears (Alchemical Journeys book 2) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

Once upon a time Summer and Winter found human shapes and found that they liked them. Human belief gave them shape and blood sacrifices on the snow and the crops gave them form. For three hundred years, the first Winter King of America has clung to his power by chasing his season across the world […]

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Come Tumbling Down (The Wayward Children book 5) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

February 12, 2022 | By | Reply More
Come Tumbling Down (The Wayward Children book 5) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

Most readers will be familiar with Lewis Carroll’s 1885 novel relating ‘The Adventures Of Alice In Wonderland’, where a child falls down a rabbit hole into a magical world. It is a trope that has been used by many other authors but is one that Seanan McGuire has taken to another level. This is the […]

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Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

February 9, 2022 | By | Reply More
Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

‘Come Tumbling Down’ is book 5 in the ‘Wayward Children’ series by Seanan McGuire. Each of the books in the series so far have been short novella of around 200 pages. This review is bound to contain some spoilers for the previous 4 books in the series so proceed with caution if you’ve not read […]

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Imaginary Numbers (InCryptid novels book 9) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

May 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Imaginary Numbers (InCryptid novels book 9) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

Authors are very good at hunting out little documented information and embroidering it to produce something potentially spectacular. It is rare for anything to be totally original, that comes with imaginative weaving of new approaches with the extant. A cryptid is an animal whose existence is unsubstantiated. Examples such as Bigfoot and Yeti are common […]

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Night And Silence (October Daye book 12) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

December 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Night And Silence (October Daye book 12) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

Once, the usual format for publishing was the one-off book, the standalone. This had one set of characters which occurred only with the pages of that book, a common practice still in the world of ‘literary fiction’. The trilogy, as a continuous narrative, came into its own with the explosion of fantasy literature. While three […]

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In An Absent Dream (The Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
In An Absent Dream (The Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

‘In An Absent Dream’ is book four in ‘The Wayward Children’ series by Seanan McGuire. Therefore I would suggest you don’t read this review or this book before reading the others in the series. This book follows Katherine (never Kat, or Kate or Katie) Lundy who is a lover of rules and also of books. […]

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Deadlands: Boneyard by Seanan McGuire (book review).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Deadlands: Boneyard by Seanan McGuire (book review).

While the novelisation of a film makes sense, especially as some viewers like to have a record, particularly of the dialogue. Admittedly this was more relevant when it wasn’t possible to own the film on DVD. Shared worlds, too, have value. An author may not have the time or energy to explore all the characters […]

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Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (book review).

November 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (book review).

The genesis of a novel can sometimes be as fascinating as the book itself. In his later years, some of Ray Bradbury’s short pieces – stories, fragments and essays – were gathered in single volumes. In particular, ‘Match To Flame’ shows how his concern for the demise of books and reading developed over the years […]

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The Brightest Fell (October Daye book 13) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

October 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Brightest Fell (October Daye book 13) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

Once a series of books has gone well past the trilogy that the author probably originally envisaged there is an issue with finding ways for the new reader to find out what is happening and what relevant aspects there are from previous novels that the reader needs to know. ‘The Brightest Fell’ is the thirteenth […]

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Beneath The Sugar Sky (Wayward Children book 3) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

August 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Beneath The Sugar Sky (Wayward Children book 3) by Seanan McGuire (book review).

‘Beneath The Sugar Sky’ is book three in the ‘Wayward Children’ series by Seanan McGuire. Please don’t read this review without having read the first books in the series, ‘Every Heart A Doorway’ and ‘Down Among The Sticks And Bones’, as it may contain spoilers. We begin with Cora, a new girl to Eleanor West’s […]

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