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Castles and Dragons
This is an anthology of short stories or fables. The collection is quite diffuse with examples from Europe, Asia, Native Americans, etc. There is even ...more
May 2015
May 13, 2015
City of Jade (Mithgar, #16)
This was clearly a filler book. The author was up front that his Mithgar series books left out voyages on the elven ship, so he decided to address tha ...more
Feb 2014
Feb 27, 2014
Robert Asprin's Myth-Quoted
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have been reluctant in my fan-dom for the joint Asprin and Nye books; and slightly less when Nye took on the series ...more
Feb 21, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
Zombie, Ohio
This book describes the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of the zombies. Really, there is just one self-aware zombie. Kenemore does not spend ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 10, 2015
Robert Asprin's Dragons Run
The fourth book in the series created by Robert Asprin is entertaining. Fans of Asprin will recognize some of his plot twists and bawdiness. Overall, ...more
Dec 2014
Jan 05, 2015
The Exiled Queen (Seven Realms, #2)
The Seven Realms Series focuses on characters instead of action or humor. It fits in the same genre as Harry Potter, Twilight, and Percy Jackson. Amon ...more
Nov 17, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
River of Stars
It is difficult to classify this book. On the one hand, it is clearly a fictitious place with fictitious enemies and the awkward involvement of divine ...more
Aug 2014
Sep 02, 2014
Dragons Luck (Dragons, #2)
This is another great volume in a great series. It is too bad that Asprin has died. I am doubtful that any of his co-authors could successfully carry ...more
Apr 2011
May 04, 2011
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
Working in the same genre of young adult magic, this story is decidedly on a level lower than Harry Potter and Bartimeaus. Riordan does a marvelous jo ...more
Jun 2013
Jul 22, 2013
Allison Hewitt Is Trapped (Zombie, #1)
This was an exciting novel that I devoured in a few days. I had never read a zombie novel before, and this was definitely entertaining. Roux never los ...more
May 03, 2011
May 04, 2011
Dragons Deal (Dragons, #3)
Perhaps the last book to be released by Robert Asprin, it lacks some of the humor that usually accompanies his work. In place of humor and creativity ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Ywain, the Knight of the Lion
Arthurian romances are unique in that they reflect the attitudes of the High and Late Middle Ages rather than society in the 5th and 6th Centuries of ...more
Mar 2012
Apr 10, 2012
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)
Although exciting and fast-pased, this was the weakest novel in the trilogy. While the Golden Compass was mostly adventure, and Subtle Knife was mostl ...more
Dec 2011
Dec 29, 2011
MYTH-Interpretations: The Worlds of Robert Asprin
This is a posthumous collections of short stories that cap Asprin's career. It was delightful to read about Skeeve and Aahz one more time since Asprin ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Myth-Chief (Myth Adventures, #18)
This is another book that Asprin wrote with Nye. Again, it appears to be more like Ny's style with a few passages reading like the first books in the ...more
Sep 2008
Oct 19, 2008
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
After Hunger Games and Catching Fire, this is a real disappointment. There is an attempt to follow the basic storyline set in the first two books; but ...more
May 2013
Mar 29, 2013
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Too much has already been said about this book that my amateurish review could add only a little. The story is predictable. That being said, the writi ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 21, 2012
The Historian
Initially fun and exciting, the book slowly became repetitive and tedious. The description in everything was exasperating. Finally, the climax scene w ...more
Sep 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Myth-Fortunes (Myth Adventures, #19)
For a while the Myth series had produced some mediocre books. This time, the gang is back together with a refreshing blend of comedy, magic, and origi ...more
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Jul 04, 2011
The Genie in the Book
A cute heart-warming book for really young readers. The book genie is a nice supernatural being and he gives the kids some exciting adventures. The cl ...more
Jan 2015
Apr 16, 2015
Dragons Wild (Dragons, #1)
Slow start - especially as the author blends fantasy with modern-day real world. However, it turns into a fascinating novel. One of Asprin's best sinc ...more
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Feb 17, 2009
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2)
The religious aspect is more developed with some unusual twists. There is still a lot that requires further explanation such as the mysterious powers ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 17, 2010
The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)
Mostly completed by JRR Tolkien, this book shows the fall of the elven kingdoms. The geography is very different from Middle Earth. I wonder how the c ...more
not set
Feb 26, 2009
The Golem's Eye (Bartimaeus, #2)
While very entertaining and original, I am a little put off by the alternate reality (history). Nevertheless, ignoring the war in America and British- ...more
Jul 2009
Aug 18, 2009
The Children of Húrin
I hardly recognized the Tolkien world. Based on outlines by JRR Tolkien, the book was compiled and edited by his son. The writing is certainly JRR Tol ...more
not set
Feb 02, 2009
Brisingr  (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
Paolini is getting much better at description and dialogue. The battle scenes were less dramatic. However, I was overall, very pleased with it.
Sep 2008
Dec 04, 2008
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I preferred this book to the first in the series. The pace is more frantic and there are fewer dull moments of love. While Collins does progress the o ...more
May 2013
Mar 29, 2013
This was a really cute story for kids. I suspect it has lost much of its cuteness when written down and expanded to form a book.
May 2010
Jun 17, 2010
A Difficulty with Dwarves (The Ballad of Wuntvor, #1)
Clever story and some fun twists; but the writing was almost childish with an easily predictable plot.
not set
Feb 26, 2009
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
An interesting story with a unique perspective on religion.
Jan 2010
Dec 17, 2010
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