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Review: Becoming Leidah by Michelle Grierson

Becoming Leidah is a magical realism tale set in 19th century Norway, a time and place still deeply entrenched in superstition, in which the clash between the Norse Paganism and Christianity was still culturally present. The narrative, rather than linear, moves between past, present, and future in mirroring the three Norns of Norse Mythology--the sisters… Continue reading Review: Becoming Leidah by Michelle Grierson

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Review: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

  Light of the Jedi marks the first phase of the new High Republic multi-platform Star Wars storytelling experience. In an effort to bring Outer Rim worlds into the fold of the Republic, a Jedi-led Republic outpost called the Starlight Beacon has been created with the mantra, "We are all the Republic." Colonists from the… Continue reading Review: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

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Review: Cursed by Thomas Wheeler

  Cursed by Thomas Wheeler (illustrations by Frank Miller) is a unique spin on the Arthurian legend in which Nimue, the Lady of the Lake, becomes the wielder of the Sword of Power and eventual Queen of the Fey. The main antagonists in this novel are the Church and the Red Paladins, Uther Pendragon and… Continue reading Review: Cursed by Thomas Wheeler

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Review: Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston

Queen's Peril by E. K. Johnston is the follow-up to the acclaimed Queen's Shadow, although a prequel. Queen's Peril starts when Padme (Naberrie) Amidala is elected Queen of Naboo and finishes with the end of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. While QP was a quick, entertaining read (Padme, the handmaidens, and Naboo are my happy… Continue reading Review: Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston

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Review: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston

As some of you may (or may not) know, I sometimes pepper my Historical Fiction reviews with Sci-Fi or Fantasy. This is one of those times. I did not want Queen's Shadow to end! Focused on Padme Amidala between the events of Episode I and II (beginning roughly five years after EPI,) Johnston explores the… Continue reading Review: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston