Fantasy

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Art and Arcana offers glorious illustrations, fascinating backstories, and the occasional painful misstep of a franchise entering its 40th year.”

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“A clever and hauntingly grim fantasy . . . that will most certainly entertain fans of swordsmen, medieval sieges, and battles.”

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“Jennifer Estep’s engaging style and a perfect balance of action and intrigue make this a strong first installment of a promising new fantasy series.”

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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King straddles the line between book and art object.

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“Fans of black and white good-versus-evil tropes, road trip stories, and slow burn horror will delight in Alice Isn’t Dead.”

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Jane Yolen has been writing science fiction and fantasy for young adults since the 1960s. Her work is generally acclaimed and widely read.

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This is a golden age of independent comics. Artists develop singular approaches, cultivate followings online, and burst into the print scene with fully developed universes and styles.

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“its inventiveness and the vividness of Bunch’s language create a terrain that is both deeply weird, unnervingly familiar, and well worth a visit.”

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Barren promised to be an interesting read for two reasons: one, it centers on an LGBTQ protagonist, which is something that’s still hard to find in mainstream fantasy fiction, and two, it

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“filled with plenty of romance and laughter, rather than the expected blood and gore of a vampire tale.”

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“In Starless, Jacqueline Carey has achieved what many have floundered: a story in which gender is complex and integral to the plot, but is not the plot within itself.”

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“a fast-moving, exciting, sometimes near-harrowing story of one of man’s basic fears, that of the denial of one’s true identity by those he loves.”

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Sixteen people are found brutally murdered in an illegal gambling club in Angra Dastrelas, the corrupt capital city of the corporate-owned planet Gattis.

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“Then again, true love required so much more than the boy-meets-girl stuff—and mutual attraction was the easy part.”

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“In Queen Phela, authors Golden and Lebbon have created a female villain rivaling Lady Macbeth.”

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“Both youngsters and adults alike will be thrilled by Nick’s trials and tribulations and how he rises above them.”

“I’m not old enough to cope with this.”

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Gluttony Bay is the sixth book in the Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace, preparing fans for the Martini Shot of the series.

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Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.

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“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”

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The Twilight Pariah is the kind of story that makes the goosebumps rise.”

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“Ladee Hubbard has written a celebration of family, as well as of the individual.”

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"skillfully woven . . ."

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“a delightful book, guaranteed to promote snickers, chuckles, and a guffaw or two.”

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"reads like a writer having fun, which is always good to experience."

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“The Bedlam Stacks is an adventure, perhaps a fable, but definitely an intriguing flight of historical fantasy.”

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