Category Archives: Fantasy Novels

The Ballad of Lanric and Rube

The Rose Review Every story in the Wingfeather Tales has a different way of telling itself. This one is told in poetry. In “The Ballad of Lanric and Rube,” Jonathan Rogers brings a footnote fromĀ On the Edge of the Dark … Continue reading

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From the Deeps of the Dragon King, by A. S. Peterson (Wingfeather Tales)

The Jewel Review Long before this man found redemption, love … and the courage to chase down an old boot regardless of who else was after it, this man hunted. He hunted dragons. For their scales, their wyrmblubber, their whiskers, … Continue reading

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Willow Worlds by N. D. Wilson (Wingfeather Tales)

The Rose Review A willow that tells stories. That is how “Willow Worlds” begins. N. D. Wilson weaves two worlds (and more) together in his contribution to Wingfeather Tales. This is the tale that someone who listens to the willow … Continue reading

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The Wooing of Sophelia Stupe, by Jennifer Trafton (Wingfeather Tales)

The Jewel Review There are those who would attest (woeful!) that the only good flabbit is a dead flabbit. There are those who would silence (aghasting!) every last thwap, even those harmlessly caged in bags (harmlessly Helmer-like) or trunks (Slarbs, … Continue reading

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The Prince of Yorsha Doon, by Andrew Peterson (Wingfeather Tales)

The Rose Review Young Safiki is an orphan; his grandmother lives in a home for the elderly. It could be a home to Safiki if he wants. But Safiki’s home is Yorsha Doon. All of it. The sprawling city west … Continue reading

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The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia #7) – C. S. Lewis

The Rose Review Treachery lurks at the edge of Caldron Pool beneath the great waterfall. A donkey swims after a skin, commanded by an old ape named Shift. Strange you might say, but nothing more, even when the ape sews … Continue reading

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The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis

The “Rose” Review: Once, in another world, a young prince named Rilian rode with his mother, the queen, and many squires and ladies. His mother rested on a grassy bank while the rest of the party went a short distance … Continue reading

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