Tagged: myth and legend

Daughter of Necessity by Marie Brennan 0

Daughter of Necessity by

Available to read online at Tor.com via Bookgazing on LadyBusiness In The Odyssey Penelope is the wife of Odysseus. While he is lost on his journey she remains at home on their island kingdom, pursued by many suitors who wish to...

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Selkie Stories Are for Losers by

Read online at Strange Horizons Our unnamed narrator is a teenage girl, working in a restaurant after her mother left, trying to get her father to understand that she isn’t interested in college. All she cares about is getting to a...

The Owl Service by Alan Garner

The Owl Service by

Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s mother have recently married and in a way this is a sort of bonding session. The house is technically Alison’s, she...

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Fates : I bring the fire part 4 by

I’m going to say very little about the plot of this book. It is, after all, book four in a series, so you know, spoilers darling. Basically its a mixture of myth, legend, fantasy and action. The series as a whole...

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Monsters : I bring the fire part 2 by

I bring the fire Part 21 This book follows on straight from book one, so if you haven’t read that you’ll have no idea what is going on, so go read book one. No spoilers for either book here. Things haven’t...

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I bring the fire part 1 : Wolves by

Amy Lewis is travelling home with her little mongrel dog, Fenrir, when she narrowly misses a deer, and flips her car. It is night time, and the road is not exactly high volume, so she is delighted when a fellow traveller...

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by

Blue is the daughter of a psychic. A non-psychic in a family of those with the gift. But she does make things “stronger” or clearer. So she will often accompany them on their readings. Every year on St. Mark’s Day she...

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The Winter Prince by

Book one in The Lion Hunters Although this book doesn’t really have any fatastical elements, I am still counting it towards this year’s Once Upon a Time challenge because it is an Arthurian legend inspired book. Medraut is the eldest son...

Obsidian and Blood

Obsidian and Blood by

The Acatl stories : Servant of the Underworld, Harbinger of the Storm, and Master of the House of Darts. Recieved free from Netgalley. Acatl, our narrator, is an Aztec priest. High priest to Mictlantecuhtli, the Mexica god of death and the...

Pegasus and the fight for Olympus by Kate O'Hearn

Pegasus and the fight for Olympus by

Sequel to Pegasus and the flame As I said about the first book, this is a children’s book and is written for its market. Which means that it isn’t too concerned with character twists and darkness, or subverting genres, or any...

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Pegasus by

On their twelfth birthday all members of the royal family are “bound” to a member of the pegasi royal family. It has been so ever since humans first came to this land they named Balsinland, after the first king. The pegasi...