Review: To The Devil – A Diva by Paul Magrs

I often go to book fairs where old, rejected, unsellable books are. They’re cheap and the variety is great. Stephen King will be surrounded by many unknown writers, cookbooks next to science books, books about crafts, children’s books, but most of them are Dutch. The last time there was only one long table of English

Review: Tarnished City by Vic James

Tarnished City by Vic James is the second book in her ‘Dark Gifts’ series. (Read my review of Gilded Cage here). Gilded Cage had a spectacular ending and Tarnished City builds on that. I had so many questions after finishing it that I couldn’t wait to get into this. Since I finished Gilded Cage at

Leaving Mystical Japan: The Last Dragon King by James Calbraith

We’ve arrived at the last book of ‘The Year of the Dragons’ series by James Calbraith, The Last Dragon King. I didn’t like the previous book as much as I did the others, but the epic conclusion in The Last Dragon King makes up for it. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read all

The Future of Mystical Japan: The Shattering Waves by James Calbraith

[aesop_chapter title=”~” bgtype=”color” full=”on” video_autoplay=”on” bgcolor=”#006489″ minheight=”10″ revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”] We’re almost at the end of an epic story. Today I’m talking about the seventh, the penultimate, book of The Year of the Dragon series, The Shattering Waves by James Calbraith. As always, this review might contain spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books. The

The Path Keeper by N. J. Simmonds

After a month long of working on a historical novel and reading non fiction, I was in desperate need of some Young Adult (YA) romance and I thought The Path Keeper fit the bill. Soon after I started reading, I forgot the time and I had other things to do. I didn’t put it down again after I continued reading. It’s a perfect summer read for when you have time to finish a book in one go.

Returning to Mystical Japan: The Chrysanthemum Seal by James Calbraith

[aesop_chapter title=”~” bgtype=”color” full=”on” video_autoplay=”on” bgcolor=”#006489″ minheight=”10″ revealfx=”off”] Where The Rising Tide was the conclusion of the first story arc of James Calbraith’s “The Year of the Dragon” series, the first book of new arc – The Chrysanthemum Seal – dives deeper into the making of a legend.The previous book in this series, The Year

The Politics of Mystical Japan: The Rising Tide by James Calbraith

[aesop_chapter title=”~” bgtype=”color” full=”on” video_autoplay=”on” bgcolor=”#006489″ minheight=”10px” revealfx=”off”] What’s a good epic fantasy without some troubling diplomats who try to blackmail their way into higher ranks? And why not betray your own allies with secret weapons to get ahead? Yamato is filled with begrudged officials whose status is more important to them than anything else.