Book Review: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis #Narniathon21

The penultimate book in the Narniad, The Magician’s Nephew (1955), like the previous entry in the series, The Horse and His Boy takes a leap back in time, but a much larger leap, all the way to the beginning, before there ever was a Narnia. (This post might be slightly spoilery for the book). Young…

Book Review: Ela Green and the Kingdom of Abud by Sylvia Grief

My thanks to Booktasters and the author for a review copy of this book. Ela Green and the Kingdom of Abud is the first of a fantasy–adventure series set around the theme of humans' disconnect with nature, and based on myth and legend. Eleanor or Ela Green is fourteen and studies at a boarding school…

Book Review: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis #Narniathon21

Opening with the same words as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy…, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (1951) picks up exactly a year after the events of the first book. The four Pevensie children are at a railway station at…

Book Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis #Narniathon21

This was a reread of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) as part of #Narniathon21 hosted by Chris at Calmgrove. He has discussion prompts for the book up so do head there if you'd like to join in. Banner from Calmgrove The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a truly classic children's…

Book Review: The Lost Legends by Cait Marie

My thanks to the author for a review copy of the book via BookTasters. In The Lost Legends, the first of a series, author Cait Marie gives us a very readable and entertaining fantasy tale with prophecies and myths, journeys and pursuits of lost lands and people, romance, and some swashbuckling adventure. We are introduced…

Book Review: Darkness Stabs by David Gunter

My thanks to the author, David Gunter and BookTasters for a review copy of the book. Darkness Stabs is the second part of the science-fiction/fantasy adventure Magical After which I had read some time earlier. The books (a four-book series, with each book in two parts) are set in Atsia Major and Atsia Minor which…

Book Review: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

My second ‘wolf’ themed book this week, and to my own surprise (or do I say shock), the second book from my own TBR pile (not NetGalley) that I’m reading in a month. Wolf by Wolf is a young adult book that I came across through YouTube/Booktube and was intrigued by its description—the plot itself…

Book Review: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

My thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for a review copy of this one. She Who Became the Sun is the first in a historical fiction/fantasy duology which builds on a historical plotline but gives it an interesting twist of its own. The story opens in mid-14th century China in a small village Zhongli, where…