For Readers

If you enjoy reading great books and discovering new fantasy worlds, this is the place for you. I review books and chat about book-related topics, meet fantasy authors, and set myself fun reading challenges.

The Elements of Steampunk
The Elements of Dystopian Fiction
The Birth of Young Adult Fantasy
Reading Challenges
What’s the Deal with Flying Carpets
The Magic Behind Where Carpets Fly
What is Young Adult Fantasy?

Book Lists
My 2018 Reading Challenge
Reading Challenge 2017 Results
Top Ten Young Adult School Series
Top Ten Reads of 2016
My 2017 Mostly Fantasy Reading Challenge
Top Arabian Fantasy Books

Book Reviews
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – by Susanna Clarke – Epic Classic Fantasy
The Secret of Spellshadow Manor – by Bella Forrest – YA Fantasy
Eragon – by Christopher Paolini – YA High Fantasy
Starchaser – by Angie Sage – MG Fantasy
Way of Kings – by Brandon Sanderson – Epic Fantasy
Green Rider – by Kristen Britain – Epic Fantasy
Sunbolt – by Intisar Khanani –YA Fantasy
American Gods by Neil Gaiman – Contemporary Fantasy
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P Lovecraft – Classic Horror Short
Wool – by Hugh Howey – Dystopian
The Martian – by Andy Weir – Hard Sci-fi
The Lies of Locke Lamora – by Scott Lynch – Epic Fantasy
Operation Space Cats – by Lesa McKee – Children’s Sci-fi
Heart of the Winterland – by Kristen Kooistra – NA Fantasy
Septimus Heap – by Angie Sage – MG/YA Fantasy
Dream Eater’s Carnival – by Leslie Anderson & David T. Allen – Steampunk
From the Stories of Old – A JL Anthology – Fairytale Anthology
The Moomins by Tove Jansson – Children’s Fantasy
The Sword in the Stone T. H. White – Classic Fantasy
Outlander – Diana Gabaldon – Historical Fantasy Romance

Place of Interest & Inspiration
Tintagel Village
Tintagel Castle
Merlin’s Cave
King Arthur’s Hall
The Salvador Dali Museum
Spanish Medieval Towns: Besalu
Spanish Medieval Towns: Peratallada
The Jane Austen Centre in Bath

Corinne Morier – Fantasy Author
Debbie Jinks – Fantasy Author
J.E.Klimov – Fantasy Author – The Aeonians
J.E.Klimov Fantasy Author – Of Legend and Lore

Character Interviews
Mikal Faramar – Where Carpets Fly by Elise Edmonds – Flying Carpet Shop Owner
Elina Faramar – Where Carpets Fly by Elise Edmonds
Llan Tym – Powerful by Allie May – Head Councillor
Mere – Dragon’s Heritage by Kandi J Wyatt – Apprentice Midwife
Rosa Platantoderwith Louise Ross – Troll Wedding Planner
Vaelros – The Crown’s Birthright by Corinne Morier – Elven Chief Advisor
Sabine Rhyonselle – The Healer’s Rune by Lauricia Matuska – Healer
Vatar – The Shaman’s Curse by Meredith Mansfield – Bladesmith
Sadra – A Garden of Light & Shadow by Tamara Linden – Temple Dancer & Spy
Kephisto – Crone by Jeannie Wycherley – Keeper of the Tale
Yvette Sangre – Hell Bent by Kayla Matt – Witch Assassin
Bud MushroomBud Mushroom and the Nefarious Trousers by C. C Naughton – Useful Fairy
Anna Rykov – Utgarda Trilogy by Joab Stieglitz – Anthropologist
DacianStolen Ink by Holly Evans – Tattoo Magician
NillaLustre by Jaime Munn – Witch for Hire