Fantasy

Book Hunters in Brief #45: TV's Grimm and Fairy Tales for the Big Kids

For a long time, most of us thought of fairy tales as pure kidstuff, but it wasn't always thus. They started out as folk tales and they were decidedly un-Disney-like. Now, they've come full circle and you can find fairy tales for grown-ups all over TV, as well as, on the shelves of your favorite library. HCPL's Book Hunters thinks that's a good thing.

A Fitting End To The Series

magicians land  I finally got a chance to finish The Magicians series, and I’m glad that I did.

 

Favorite SF Series: List of 10

Lists are fun.  Some lists can really stir fans’ passions about their particular topic.  I always enjoy reading “Best” or “Most influential” lists of Speculative Fiction books.  The comments found with those lists are often great ways to find new books.  With this in mind, I’ve decided to write up my list of top 10 favo

Re-Read Wednesday: The Magicians

The Magicians

I tried to read through Lev Grossmans: The Magicians a few years ago when it first released and fizzled out towards the end.  At the urging of some friends I’ve decided to give it another try.

 

Robin Hobb: Fool's Assassin

 I had the privilege of reading Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb recently, due to be published in August 2014.

Dungeons And Dragons Is Back With An All New Core System

DnD Monster Manual 3.5Time to break out the pencil, paper and twenty sided dice; Wizards of the Coast is getting ready to release its newest edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

 

 

 

 

Book Hunters in Brief #22: Mortal Instruments

In Brief 22 graphicIf you're on pins and needles waiting for the final book of the Mortal Instruments series, try these titles to take the edge off.

New Fantasy Reads for Teens

new fantasy for teensLooking for something new to read? Whether you’re already a fantasy fan or want to explore the genre, consider checking out one of these books that are new to our shelves.

 

 

 

 

 

Book Hunters in Brief #17 - Game of Thrones

Book Hunters in Brief Game of Thrones GraphicIf you love Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, HCPL’s Book Hunters recommend:
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss
Why? Epic fantasy fiction with good character development, magic and battles.

Looking for new gritty fantasy read?

If you found yourself loving the gritty, luscious style of George R.R. Martin, or the scoundrel or motley outcast crew is your kind of hero, then debut novel set in award nominated comic book series world Artesia, The Barrow by Mark Smylie may just be your best bet.  

Layers of story, big world building, and characters with flaws by the pound, this novel has taken a big step into the genre working off its basis of RPG game and comic book series.  

The book is currently on order for HCPL, but don't hesitate to add your name to the wait list for when it arrives.

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