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 Laura E. Reeve, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

 

The Soul Mirror, by Carol Berg, and the Power of a Likable Protagonist

The Soul Mirror is the second in a series, but Berg does an interesting switch of protagonists and provides enough subtle background that the reader is brought up to speed quickly. In The Spirit Lens, we’re introduced to a Renaissance-like world poised to move into the realm of science. The first book is narrated by […]






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Satisfying standalone fantasy, and Nebula nominees

My favorite in this reading pile was Carol Berg’s Song of the Beast, closely followed by Brandon Sanderson’s debut novel, Elantris. They’re both standalone traditional fantasies, with rich detailed worlds, complex characters, twisted plots, action, and politics. I chose both because they were traditional fantasy, but unashamedly standalone. Perhaps because these books didn’t attempt to […]






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