Tag: dragons

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…

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…

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…