The Icebound Land (The Ranger’s Apprentice Book #3)

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Continuing on with the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan…

Book 3: The Icebound Land

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The Burning Bridge (The Ranger’s Apprentice #2)

The burning bridge

Still loving the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan!

Book 2: The Burning Bridge

Will and Horace find themselves in neighbouring Celtica, where they meet up with a mysterious girl named Evanlyn and discover that Morgarath continues to plan against Araluen.  It’s up to these three to change the tide of the battle to come and thwart Morgarath’s plans for an ambush of the Araluen army.

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Incarceron

Incarceron

I’m still playing catch-up to books that I read and didn’t have the energy to post about.

Incarceron is a prison, designed to be a “perfect world” – a paradise – but in reality a harsh and vast universe with strange landscapes and people. Sealed for centuries, only one man has ever been rumoured to escape. Continue reading

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The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger’s Apprentice #1)

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I stumbled upon this series as I was looking for something to read that I could rent right away from the library.  What a lucky find!  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the series – I’m currently on book 10 and realized I haven’t posted about any of the books yet.   Suffice it to say that I am TOTALLY HOOKED on the series! I keep having to wait for the books to come off hold on the library (the first was free but since then I’ve had to wait for others) but it’s fully worth it!

Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan

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Agatha H and the Airship City (Girl Genius novels #1)

Agatha H and the Airship City

I confess, I read this AGES ago and for some reason have not been able to bring myself to post about it. Continue reading

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The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1)

The Iron Trial

I seem to be on a bit of a middle grade fiction kick, and here’s another in that genre.

Callum Hunt (Call) has been warned away from magic from his father.  A former Magician, Call’s father turned away from Magic after the death of Call’s mother.  Then Call is called in for the Iron Trial – and fails at failing.  He is admitted into the Magisterium in order to learn magic and control.  It’s a sometimes sinister, sometimes surprising place, and there he will forge friendships and discover truths about his past which may impact his future. Continue reading

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The Valiant Little Tailor

Fairy Tale Fridays

Once more, another tale paraphrased from the Brothers Grimm! This week it is The Valiant Little Tailor which I knew as “The Brave Little Tailor” (thanks Disney) growing up.

The Valiant Little Tailor

My summary:

A little tailor buys some jam and sets it aside to eat after finishing his work.  The jam attracts some flies and he kills seven flies with one blow of a cloth.  Much impressed with himself, he makes a belt that reads “Seven at one stroke!” and sets off into the world to share his prowess.  Before leaving, he stocks his pockets with some old cheese and a small bird which he frees from some branches outside the window. Continue reading

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