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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1)

By Julie C. Dao Book #1 of the Rise of the Empress duology 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny. Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is… Continue reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1)

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Wrap Up

July Wrap-Up

July was a slow month of reading for me. This was caused by my week vacation running around Calgary attending Stampede and visiting museums and by my change in schedule as I am now focusing on getting back in shape and spending a lot more time at the gym. I've found a lot of audiobooks are… Continue reading July Wrap-Up

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Rereads: Pirates & Witches

Daughter of the Pirate King By Tricia Levenseller 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match… Continue reading Rereads: Pirates & Witches

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Wandfasted

by Laurie Forest 5 out of 5 stars Summary: Magic, romance and adventure collide in WANDFASTED, the irresistible ebook prequel to THE BLACK WITCH "When they painted "Heretics" on our barn and set fire to it, I thought that was the worst it could get. Until they sent the dragons. But they didn't count on… Continue reading Wandfasted

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The Black Witch

by Laurie Forest 5 out of 5 stars Summary: A new Black Witch will rise…her powers vast beyond imagining. Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image… Continue reading The Black Witch