Reading project, week ending 15 Nov 2020

What have I read this week? A bit late again, sorry!

Because everything I read this week is by the same author, rather than repeat the same things over and over I’ll just do a brief overall review of all of them up here. Anything specific to a particular book will go under its name.

I really enjoyed all of these. The worlds are fascinating, the characters are compelling and the plots are interesting. They avoid the pitfalls of a lot of fantasy where the characters don’t act like real people; I really believed in these characters as people. I also liked the way the main characters handle sex, as just another part of life and not something taboo or dirty. I would definitely read more by this author.

Nine Goblins by T. Kingfisher

This is a fantasy novella about a group of goblins who end up in enemy territory during a war.

A Wizard’s Guide To Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher

This is a fantasy novel about a young girl named Mona who is a wizard who works in the medium of bread.

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

This is a horror novel about a woman named Melissa who is clearing out her late grandmother’s house. It is a bit creepy though, but then it’s meant to be.

The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher

This is a fantasy novel about a teenage girl named Rhea who becomes engaged to a local lord. I really liked the hedgehog.

The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher

This is a retelling of the Snow Queen about a girl named Gerta who goes in search of her childhood friend who has been taken by the Snow Queen.

Paladin’s Grace by T. Kingfisher

This is a fantasy novel about a man named Stephen who is a paladin whose god has died and a woman named Grace, who is a perfumer.

Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher

This is a fantasy novel about a young girl named Summer who travels to the land of Orcus. My favourite character is probably Reginald the Regency hoopoe and the valet-birds.

Toad Words by T. Kingfisher

This is a collection of short stories and poetry which are retold fairy tales.

Bryony and Roses by T. Kingfisher

This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, about a woman named Bryony.

© bardofupton 2020

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