League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Part of a Series / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

My husband and I disagree about Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series.  He wanted to like them but didn’t find that the alternative history involving the dragons made sense, and that bothered him enough that he didn’t continue reading.  The issue is basically this: a world where dragons exist would be radically different, and yet the Napoleonic … Continue reading

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Review of Blood of Tyrants by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series is one of the best and most original fantasy/alternate reality series out there.  But that said, her last few books have not been as good as the first part of the series. If the idea of Napoleonic-era history WITH DRAGONS sounds interesting, or you like British nautical historical fiction, definitely check … Continue reading

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Review of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Note: The Book Stop is on vacation!  This post was written in advance.  But please feel free to comment. If you like well-written fantasy with a strong female character, this is the book for you.  The Hero and the Crown won a Newbery Medal in 1985, which is awarded once a year to the best … Continue reading

Children and YA / Fantasy / Highly Recommended / Part of a Series

Review of Jasper Fforde’s The Last Dragonslayer

I’ve said this before but here it is again.  Jasper Fforde is awesome. If you’ve read nothing by Jasper Fforde, go out and find The Eyre Affair.  If you’ve read and loved those books (and Shades of Grey and the Nursery Crime series), you may be interested to know he’s started a young adult fantasy … Continue reading

Fantasy / Historical Fiction / Part of a Series

Review: Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik

Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this review if you haven’t read books 1-5 in the series.  If you like fantasy and historical fiction, and haven’t read this series, I highly recommend you pick up book 1, His Majesty’s Dragon. I had been looking forward to this book for a while, and I was disappointed.  Novik’s Temeraire … Continue reading