Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone

Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone, by Dene Low, is a somewhat funny juvenile that reads like an odd cross between P.G. Wodehouse and Georgette Heyer. Petronella Arbuthnot, a young English lady of substance, is celebrating her sweet sixteenth in the opening years of the 20th century when her guardian, her Uncle Augustus, swallows a beetle from [Read More...]

A College of Magics

Faris Nallaneen is young, gawky, not particularly well dressed, and the Duchess of Galazon, a small country somewhere in the vicinity of Ruritania. Her wicked uncle, her guardian until she comes of age, is running Galazon into the ground, and has shipped her to Greenlaw College to keep her out of the way. Greenlaw is [Read More...]

House of Shadows

Rachel Neumeier’s latest book is House of Shadows. I pre-ordered it at Amazon when I saw that it was forthcoming, as Rachel’s books have been consistently entertaining. It’s a fantasy novel, of course, and it concerns two sisters, two sisters of seven, in fact. As the book begins, their father, a successful stone merchant, has [Read More...]


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