Caraval: Magical fantasy

If George R. R. Martin's Westeros of the Game of Thrones series is a magical take on an historical Britain, then the world of Stephanie Garber's Caraval is a similarly fantastical Italy. The story starts on a sun-soaked isle, the home of heroine Scarlett Dragna and her sister Donatella, but inevitably progresses to the home…
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Salman Rushdie: Storytelling as Scheherazade

I love reading Salman Rushdie. He weaves the most colourful and beautiful stories, with a little magic shining through like gold threads. Transporting the reader to different cultures, countries and times, his stories often address current issues through the medium of fantasy. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights Two Years Eight Months & Twenty Eight Nights…
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Honey, Hives and Hierarchy

I don’t believe I have ever read a fantasy book before, science fiction sure, but not fantasy.  After a long reading hiatus, I was perusing a list of books nominated for various recent awards to kick-start me into reading again. I must confess it was the cover of The Bees by Laline Paull that hooked me in…
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