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Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Legends & Lattes is a quirky fantasy story involving a battle-tested orc named Viv that simply wants to open a coffee shop in the city of Thune. On a previous adventure, she had discovered the wonderful drink known as coffee and was instantly hooked. The

Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Trilogy by Tad Williams

The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy is Tad Williams’ masterful epic fantasy. The series includes The Dragonbone Chair (1988), Stone of Farewell (1990), and To Green Angel Tower (1993). I only discovered Tad Williams when I made a concerted effort to read more fantasy, starting

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

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

The Time of Contempt (The Witcher #2)

The Time of Contempt is the second book in the main series of The Witcher. It centers around a meeting of the main sorcerers, a much ballyhooed event. Geralt, the Witcher, attends as the sorceress Yennefer’s guest. What is supposed to be a boring play

The Books of Babel by Josiah Bancroft

The Books of Babel by Josiah Bancroft is a series of four steampunk-sci-fi-fantasy novels that center around Thomas Senlin and the mysterious Tower of Babel. Thomas is a middle-aged schoolteacher from a rather nondescript fishing village. He is visiting the infamous “Tower” as a newlywed