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  • 'Strange Magic' is fairy tale fun
    Lucas' new animated fairy tale 'Strange Magic' looks enchanting (video)
    George Lucas’ new animated film, “Strange Magic,” is a wacky fairy tale filled with popular songs from the past six decades. Inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” it is the story of misunderstandings between...
  • Atlantia by Ally Condie
    'Atlantia' by Ally Condie: Stand alone YA fantasy
    Ally Condie, author of the fabulous "Matched" trilogy, shares "Atlantia" with readers. It's the stand-alone story of a bleak future when those who live on land, in a desperate attempt to save humankind from the pollution...
  • The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
    'The Princess in Black' by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
    "The Princess in Black" by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale is the story of a princess who is perfectly prim and proper when she is Princess Magnolia. But this prim princess has a particularly powerful secret. She is also the strong Princess...
  • Once Upon a Time in America
    Book Review - 'Once Upon a Time in America' by Michael J. Bowler
    Self absorption—the danger of living in a world full of Facebook status updates, Instagram selfies and tweet after tweet about me, myself and I.Lance Pendragon knows a little something about that—being the most famous boy in the world...
  • Children's author Terry Nicholetti
    Interview with Terry Nicholetti, author of GoldStar Magic Family Pen-pal Kit, ™
    Terry Nicholetti, Founder and Chief Encourager of Speak Out, Girlfriend! is a former teaching nun and professional actor/playwright and author, with nearly 30 years experience in sales and marketing. A speaker, consultant and member of National...
  • Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
    Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
    Celebrating Independent Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, the Hole in the Head film Fesival runs from December 5th to December 15th at the New People Cinema in San Francisco.Returning for its 11th year, SF IndieFest presents Another Hole In The Head...
  • 'Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest cover art
    'Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest' makes mythology fun
    Spokane County Library District (SCLD) patrons looking for a young adult fantasy novel that adults might enjoy even more than readers in the intended age group should look no further than "Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest" by A. Lee...
  • 'Villainous' by Matthew Cody: Last in the 'Supers of Noble's Green' series
    'Villainous' by Matthew Cody: Last in the 'Supers of Noble's Green' series
    Readers first learned about the idyllic town of Noble's Green in Matthew Cody's first book in this series, "Powerless!" It told the story of Daniel Corrigan, a newcomer to the town. He soon found out that many of the kids he...
  • Unicorn deer killed: Rare deformity leads to single horn, beast of fantasy shot
    Unicorn deer killed: Fantasy animal found and killed, horn deformity a rare find
    A so-called unicorn deer killed this November by a Slovenian man is being mourned by many, although the hunter has said he was unaware of the rarity of this unusual animal. Unicorns may be magical beasts that only live in fantasy books; however, a...
  • Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer
    Book review: ‘Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer
    Wishes and Sorrowsis a well-written short story fantasy collection that interweaves myth, magic, romance, and fairytale elements. At times, the writing is darker and bordering on horror.The 14 stories in this collection range from the melancholic,...
  • Legends
    A science-fiction novel that takes readers back to Ancient Egypt
    The year is 2032, and Sarah Michael, one of the best Egyptologists in the world, has finally discovered the ancient tomb she was looking for. She and her team of four students have been searching the hot Egyptian desert for five months, digging up...
  • 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' breathes life into a classic fairy tale
    'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' breathes life into a classic fairy tale
    When four children are sent to a country estate in order to protect them from the devastation of war, they find themselves embarking on a journey beyond time and imagination as they help the people of Narnia overthrow the White Witch, and fulfill...
  • Wishes and Sorrows by Cindy Lynn Speer
    Interview with fantasy author Cindy Lynn Speer
    Cindy Lynn Speer is the author of several books, including Wishes and Sorrows and the award winning The Chocolatier’s Wife. When not writing she can be found reading or teaching historical fencing.Q: Please tell us about Wishes and Sorrows...
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    'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie wholly satisfying
    The Spokane County Library District (SCLD) continues providing its patrons who use the Digital Downloads collections to read books on their computers, ereaders, or other devices with a wide selection of excellent genre novels that should appeal to...
  • Blu-ray Review: 'Krull'
    Blu-ray Review: 'Krull'
    1983’s sci-fi fantasy adventure “Krull” gets its Blu-ray debut thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment. A failure at the box office when it originally came out, the cult classic blends together the best elements of “Star Wars,...