book review, fantasy, short story

Girl in the Water by Peter James Martin

If you like private detectives, urban fantasy and humor, this is a story for you! Brennan, and his possessed rat partner, Riz, have been hired to get rid of a water ghoul in the river Tees. Unfortunately, when it seems too good to be true it usually is, and the job doesn’t run as smoothly… Continue reading Girl in the Water by Peter James Martin

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Four by Fay: Four Fantasy Stories by Richard H Fay

Time to get your fantasy on with this collection of Richard H Fay’s previously published short stories. An Evil in Carnlinton Blethin, Lord of Glannonford, pursues a murder suspect into the haunted city of Carnlinton. This story reminded me of the books of Lord Dunsany because of its mix of fairy folk and religion in… Continue reading Four by Fay: Four Fantasy Stories by Richard H Fay

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

A sequel that unfortunately does little to expand on the potential of the series. After the events of the first book, Jacob is stuck in 1940s England with the other peculiars, fleeing their island loop and running from the wight soldiers that seek to harvest their abilities for themselves. Miss Peregrine is injured and trapped… Continue reading Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Ever wondered what happened to the children when they returned from their epic adventures in fantasy lands? They went to boarding school, of course. Eleanor West’s school for wayward children, to be exact. Nancy has returned from the Halls of the Dead, but she can’t fit into her old life with all its heat and… Continue reading Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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The Spirit of Things by Ben McQueeney

The Spirit of Things stole my heart with talking animals. Teenage Fulco is the only Hume living in a community of Elphen. He doesn’t let his physical disadvantages get him down, and uses his intelligence to invent things that improve the town. After eating a poisonous fruit, he becomes aware of an ability to communicate… Continue reading The Spirit of Things by Ben McQueeney