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Blood and Thunder - Hampton Sides

Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, written by Hampton Sides, is a wonderful biography of the legendary Christopher “Kit” Carson (1809-1868). But it is also much more. America’s wild west was full of many interesting characters, and Kit Carson is near the

Animal Dialogues by Craig Childs

Animal Dialogues by Craig Childs

Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild is a beautiful collection of essays about truly wild encounters. Craig Childs recounts his amazing and often unbelievable adventures in moving prose. His writing makes you feel like you are there with him, looking through his eyes. The

Coyote America a Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores is a well-researched, well-written natural history of the oft misunderstood and maligned canine, the coyote. There is no denying, I am a dog person. I have always been drawn to dogs and have felt a

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Fairy Tale by Stephen King is a coming of age story blended into fantasy. The book stars 17-year old Charlie Reade and an aging German Shepherd named Radar. Charlie comes across this dog by accident when a neighbor, Howard Bowditch breaks his leg by falling

The Blacktongue Thief

The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

The Blacktongue Thief is an action-packed, fast-paced fantasy novel by Christopher Buehlman. The story is told by Kinch Na Shannack, a Blacktongue thief from the nation of Galt. He is deeply indebted to the Taker’s Guild, and desperately trying to repay his debts. Thus, he

Pastoral Song

Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey by James Rebanks

Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey is a memoir by James Rebanks about his life growing up on a traditional English farm. As a young child, he is taught many practical, important lessons mostly from his grandfather on how to farm and how to be a

Tower of Swallows

The Tower of Swallows (Witcher #4)

The Tower of Swallows is the fourth installment of the main Witcher series. In this volume, we get more mixed narratives from a few characters, notably Ciri and Dandelion. Ciri has made her unlikely way to a hut in the middle of a swamp. Here

Baptism of Fire Witcher #3

Baptism of Fire (Witcher #3)

Baptism of Fire is the third installment of the main story of the Witcher. Unfortunately, the story starts out pretty slow. Geralt doesn’t really fight any monsters but he does team up with an interesting crew. The best part is the traveling troupe, a motley