Fantasy Fiction

A cursed sleep is moving across the fairytale land, while a Princess sleeps unreachable at its center. Many have tried to save her before, and all have failed. A faraway Queen seeks to break the curse before it reaches her people – but of course, all is not as it seems… At first glance this… Read More

The Song of Achilles is the début novel of Madeline Miller and winner of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. Set in Ancient Greece in the time of Gods and heroes it tells the story of Achilles, the greatest hero of them all, through the eyes of the man who loved him most. Patroclus is… Read More

A Wizard of Earthsea is a classic of high fantasy; high as in dragons, lords, ladies, wizards and dark magic.  It tells the story of Ged, a young boy who would grow up to become a very famous wizard, as he leaves his home on the island of Gent (which is itself famous for wizards… Read More

It has been a while since I finished After Dark and all I have left are impressions. Shifting images. Vague sensations. That eerie, odd feeling you get when you’ve been up late staring at the computer screen for five hours and the house seems to hum and your eyes have trouble focusing. Murakami writes that time… Read More

A young boy’s thirst for knowledge goes horribly wrong in this translation of Haruki Murakami’s 2008 book. The boy, whose name we never know, goes to the library to borrow some books. That was his first mistake. Led to a special ‘reading room’ by an old man he is imprisoned with a man dressed in… Read More

“This is the next Game of Thrones!” This statement has been used to promote nearly every epic-fantasy book released in the past year, playing on the hype following the enormous success of George R.R. Martin’s bestselling series. Until now, most of these claims have been entirely unfounded. Karen Miller’s new epic fantasy novel, however, deserves… Read More

This is charming book, but while it is aimed at teens, I felt that it sits on the cusp of young adult and new adult fiction, it is definitely not one of younger readers. This book is based around the Greek legend about Orpheus who as you may know, was a mythical and charming musician… Read More

“Once upon a time – for that is how all stories should begin – there was a boy who lost his mother.” Dealing with loss is difficult for anyone, but when David’s father remarries and has another child, David begins to feel more and more shut out of his own life. Stalked by a ghostlike… Read More

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