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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up in my column at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show!

Title: Warrior Wisewoman 3
Editor: Roby James
EAN: 9781607620617

I’ll admit, when I first received this book and looked at the title, I was slightly concerned that I was getting into part three of a Conan-style fantasy that I hadn’t dived into before . . . but it was recommended by a friend, so in doing my friendly duty I had to give it a shot. And then I looked a little closer at the cover (and remembered that my friends are pretty intelligent people). Vera Nazarian’s classic busts of women against a star-filled backdrop, with some sort of satellites in the foreground, hinted at a bit more than She-Ra and the Power of Grayskull. (Read more…)

Title: Archvillain
Author: Barry Lyga
EAN: 9780546196499

The coolest thing about hunting down authors you really like at conventions is that sometimes they give you free books. The tough thing about hunting those authors down is that you need someone who’s met them before to point them out in the crowd while wandering through Baltimore Comiccon. Otherwise, you’ll pass them three or four times and never even know it. Luckily, this year I had a friend with me to point out Barry Lyga, who gave me a copy of his new YA book, Archvillain. (Read more…)

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2 Responses to “Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir”

  1. Spencer Ellsworth Says:

    Good to see that Roby got you the book and you liked it! I recommended that she send it out.

    Roby is a woman, btw. We all do it…

  2. Princess Alethea Says:

    Oh my GOD, and here I was trying to get through the whole day without being a moron. *facepalm* I’ll ask Kathleen if she can get that fixed asap.

    But yes, I did enjoy the book, very much. 🙂

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