Month: October 2016

New Release Review: The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Posted October 7, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 12 Comments
New Release Review: The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Delia Sherman, The Evil Wizard Smallbone (2016) When a book gets compared to the work of Diana Wynne Jones, I’m not sure whether to read it or not. On the one hand, there’s the hope that the reading experience will evoke the brilliant qualities of my all-time favorite fantasy author. On the other, there’s the […]

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Top Ten Villains (that aren’t)

Posted October 4, 2016 by Lory in lists / 28 Comments
Top Ten Villains (that aren’t)

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic invites us to identify our favorite villains. Bad they may be, but one has to admit that without them to cause trouble, most stories would not even begin — so we need to be grateful for them too. The kind of villain I prefer, though, is not the pitch-black […]

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