Review: Dragonkeeper, Carole Wilkinson

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Review: Dragonkeeper, Carole Wilkinson

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! Dragonkeeper (Goodreads) Author:  Carole Wilkinson (website) Follow @WilkinsonCarole Rating: In the year 141 B.C., Ping is an illiterate Chinese orphan who lives on the […]

Review: The Scrivener’s Tale, Fiona McIntosh

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! The Scrivener’s Tale (Goodreads) Author:  Fiona McIntosh (website) Rating: In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put […]

Review: Jack Templar: Monster Hunter Academy, Jeff Gunhus

Welcome to The Oaken Bookcase’s stop on the Jack Templar Monster Hunter Academy tour! Following my review, there are links to the rest of the tour, plus a great giveaway.  Warning: Only proceed if you are absolutely sure you want to find out about Monster Hunters. Reading this book will almost certainly cause a load […]

Review: A Storm of Swords, George RR Martin

Title: A Storm of Swords (Goodreads) Author:  George R.R. Martin (website) Rating: Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven […]

Review: The Last Dragonslayer, Jasper Fforde

Title: The Last Dragonslayer (Goodreads) Author:  Jasper Fforde (website) Rating: In the good old days, magic was indispensable—it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency […]

Review: The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: The Hobbit (Goodreads) Author:  J.R.R. Tolkien Rating: Bilbo Baggins is a reasonably typical hobbit: fond of sleeping, eating, drinking, parties and presents. However, it is his destiny to travel to the dwarflands in the east, to help slay the dragon Smaug. His quest takes him through enchanted forests, spiders’ lairs, and under the Misty Mountains, where […]

Review: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, Christie Golden

Title: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects (Goodreads) Author:  Christie Golden Rating: When Azeroth was young, the noble titans appointed the five great dragonflights to safeguard the budding world. Each of the flights’ leaders was imbued with a portion of the titans’ vast cosmic powers. Together, these majestic Dragon Aspects committed themselves to thwarting any force that threatened […]

Review: The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt, Greg Hildebrandt Jr

Title: The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt (Goodreads) Author:  Greg Hildebrandt Jr Rating: The million- selling Lord of the Rings calendars created during the ’70s by renowned fantasy artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt are now considered artistic masterpieces. This coffee table art book, “The Tolkien Years of the Brothers Hildebrandt,” collects all that fantastic art, while […]

Review: Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

Title: Seraphina (Goodreads) Author:  Rachel Hartman (@_rachelhartman) Rating: Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, […]

Review: Memory’s Wake, Selina Fenech

This review is part of the Discover Australian Fantasy feature, running all July on The Oaken Bookcase. Please visit the Aussie Fantasy page to see the other reviews and articles and also to enter the giveaway! Title: Memory’s Wake (Goodreads) Author:  Selina Fenech (@SelinaFenech) Rating: Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out […]

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