Books I Read in 2019: Fantasy

Here’s the first in a series of books I’ve read in 2019. Here’s what I covered in the fantasy genre:

Carnival Row: Tangle in the Dark

If you are a fan of Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row, you might be interested in this audio book about Tourmaline Larou. She was one of the supporting characters in the series. To be honest, if you are not familiar with the series, this story may not mean much.

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The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

I’ve read the Hobbit and the LOTRs before, but this was the first time I listened to them as audio books. I highly recommend it.

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The Song of Achilles

This novel is a reimagined telling of the Trojan War through the tells the story of a love affair between Achilles and Patroclus. Madeline Miller, the author took ten years to write it. Apparently, she abandoned the story half way through and started over to get the narrator’s voice to her liking. It was worth it.

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The Poppy War

The first in the series. In ancient China, farm girl Rin rises in the ranks as a warrior. This one will really make you get behind the protagonist and cheer her on.

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Accidental Witch

Prequel to Lydia Sherrer’s Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus series. Here’s my review from earlier this year.

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A retelling of a vampire tale that existed before Bram Stoker’s Dracula. This is an audio retelling that I enjoyed around Halloween.

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Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues

An audio prequel to Molly Harper’s Mystic Bayou series, a tree nymph moves into town and some of the guys are interested in her. Supernatural romance is not my cup of mocha coffee, but I enjoyed it.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Hilarious tale of Lord Henry Montague, a spoiled kid who manages to find trouble wherever he goes in the 18th century.

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The Wrath of Lords

The protagonist, Esben Berengar, also known as the Red Bear, wears a bear skin, carries an axe and travels with a wolf. Many tales about him float around the five kingdoms of Fal many of which he comes out as a monster instead of a hero. He knows it. And he does what he has to as one of the five wardens of the land. Read my review.

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