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The Brightest Fell, and the Beautiful Tragedy of Deals with the Fae

Genre: Urban Fantasy Synopsis: October “Toby” Daye is a changeling, half-fae and half-human, not quite belonging in either world. It’s been hard, but she’s finally carved out a home and family for herself. But when her estranged and massively powerful mother shows … Continue reading

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The Finale of Critical Role, as the Epic Adventure Closes with Just the Right Amounts of Tragedy and Laughter

Genre: Fantasy RPG Synopsis: A party of adventures called Vox Machina has achieved near god-like power towards the end of the campaign–so it’s only fitting they must save the realm from an actual god. The story is brought to life by a … Continue reading

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Outlander S1.5: A WWII-era Englishwoman in 18th century Scotland

Genre: Historical/Drama/Romance Synopsis: Claire, an English WWII nurse, gets mysteriously transported to 18th century Scotland. And thus ends up in the middle of the conflict between the Scots and the English. To protect herself from a particularly sleazy English soldier, … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown: Navigating High Society in a Fantasy Regency England

Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: Taking place in Regency London, Sorcerer to the Crown follows the leader of the country’s magicians, Zacharias Wythe. Zacharias was bought and freed as a child by Sir Stephen Wythe, the Sorcerer Royal of Unnatural Philosophers. Sir … Continue reading

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Edgedancer, and the Antics of an Irreverent Urchin as She Takes on a Demigod

Genre: Epic fantasy Synopsis: Lift is a kid with Surgebinder powers, a companion spren who’d really rather be gardening, and a talent for utter wackiness. She’d prefer getting on with her urchin lifestyle, but the demigod wandering around killing people … Continue reading

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Character Journeys in Once Upon a Time: the Savior, the Evil Queen, and Rumplestiltskin

The last time I talked about Once Upon a Time, I posted an overview of the show’s pros and cons over its six season run. And there were plenty of both. Now I’d like to get into more detail about … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time: At Its Best When Breaking the Mold, at Its Worst When Following It

Genre: Fantasy/Fairy tale retelling Synopsis: Emma is living on her own and working as a bail bondsman, when the boy she’d given up for adoption at birth appears on her doorstep. There’s nothing for it but for her to bring … Continue reading

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Every Heart a Doorway: The Painful Clarity of Not Fitting Into Your World

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/ YA Fantasy Synopsis: Sometimes children stumble through a hidden entrance in their world into another one, and often that world is right for them in a way their own never could be. The lucky ones stay, but … Continue reading

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Emerald City Pilot: The Wizard of Oz Remake That Tries to Do Too Much

Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: Dorothy is on her way to meet her biological mother–and instead finds a dead body and a storm that transports her to another world. Her arrival throws the local power plays askew, and makes her a target. Still, there’s only … Continue reading

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Crooked Kingdom: A Gang of Misfits Up Against the World

  Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Criminal mastermind Kaz put together a crew of teenagers and used them to pull off an impossible heist–but instead of reaping the rewards, they were betrayed. Now they have to get back at the people … Continue reading

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