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Entries from Nov 2006

Dianna Wynne Jones: Dark Lord of Derkholm

29 Nov 2006 · 1 Comment

The central premise of Dark Lord of Derkholm seems like such a natural hook on which to hang a comic fantasy that I’m surprised it hasn’t been done to death: there’s a big market for people who want to play at being a Frodo-style hero, triumphing over fearsome evil against long odds, so generic fantasylands [...]

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Tags: d-title · fantasy · j-author · young adult

Delia Sherman: Changeling

20 Nov 2006 · No Comments

I enjoyed Delia Sherman’s young-adult fantasy Changeling quite a bit. It’s the story of Neef, who was kidnapped from the mortal world at birth to dwell in the fantastic “New York Between,” and raised as a sort of second-class citizen of Faerie. This is perhaps tired territory, but Sherman manages neat twists on some very [...]

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Tags: c-title · fantasy · s-author · young adult