Everyday on Facebook we’ll be posting a short description to novels that aren’t very well known. Be sure you check them out daily on our Facebook page, or get the compiled list every Saturday on here.
Jan. 5th, 2013
A Matter of Magic, by Patricia C. Wrede – ‘Mairelon the Magician’ and ‘The Magician’s Ward’ together in one volume. Kim is a young street urchin who finds her life turned upside-down when she tries to rob a magician’s cart. Very nice dialogue and engaging characters.
Jan. 4th, 2013
Kingfisher Days by Susan Coyne. This is an interesting little book — a memoir, and a biography; with a magical and imaginative tale. When young Susan Coyne discovers an old overgrown fireplace, she begins her correspondence with a precocious young fairy princess, Nootsie Tah through letters left on the hearth. I first read it 11-12 years ago, and it’s a light read showing the simple pleasures and cherished memories that last a lifetime, with a child’s imagination and innocence.
Jan. 3rd, 2013
Avalon: Web of Magic series, by Rachel Roberts. Three unsuspecting girls find they have a surprising connection to a magical land and must work to help save it, forming friendships along the way. A nice light read with some cute pictures interspersed throughout the text.
Jan. 2nd, 2013
Book of the Day: A Whiff of Death by Isaac Asimov. After the death of Ralph Neufeld — a graduate student, Professor Brade must determine if Neufeld’s death was accidental, or if there’s a murderer afoot. Asimov’s A Whiff of Death is a fun read, that’s quite different from his well known Science Fiction stories.
Jan. 1st, 2013
The Shadow of Malabron, by Thomas Wharton: When Will goes through a portal into the Land of Stories, he finds himself pursued by Malabron, a sorcerer who took over the land decades ago. Now, he needs to get out and back to his family before getting caught. A fun and gripping read.