The Runelords

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ISBN: 9780812541625
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Published: Tor Fantasy - April 15th, 1999

Farland came out of seemingly nowhere with this thoroughly well-conceived and original work, and continues to blow us away with each volume. Runelords greatest strength may be as an original feat of magical worldbuilding. Farland really does a terrific job of creating believeable characters and a complex, interrelated system in which magic is an integral part of the culture and society of the world. The deep, painful consequences of the use of this magic create a dark, poignant background for this exciting and vibrant story. What a terrifically satisfying series this is turning out to be.

Reaper Man

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ISBN: 9780062237354
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Published: Harper - July 30th, 2013

There's great Terry Pratchett, and then there's, well, even greater Terry Pratchett. Reaper Man is in the latter pantheon.

While I have read all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels and enjoyed most, none are as moving and funny as Reaper Man. Pratchett succeeds here in doing what many authors attempt and at which few succeed--using parody and satire to convey a powerful emotional punch.

Pratchett's hilarious and poignant picture of the anthropomorphic characterization of Death entices the reader into a false sense of security and then, when you are least prepared, unleashes a devastatingly insightful and positive message about the human soul and condition.

While I suspect Reaper Man may be somewhat inaccessible to those unversed in the context and language of the Discworld, it remains one of my favorite works of any genre. It is worth reading the entire series for this one title alone.

Wee Free Men

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ISBN: 9780060012380
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Published: HarperCollins - August 15th, 2006

The first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.

A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. . . .

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse

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ISBN: 9780575085435
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Published: Gollancz - November 26th, 2010

A hilarious comic fantasy from the bestselling cult creator of the Brentford Triangle Trilogy

Once upon a time Jack set out to find his fortune in the big city. But the big city is Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town, and it has grown considerably since the good old days and isn't all that jolly any more. And there is a serial killer loose on the streets.


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ISBN: 9780807083697
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Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.


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