Girls of Paper and Fire

In the land of Ikhara, there are three classes. Lei is Paper Caste; fully human and at the bottom of society.j When Lei is abducted by royal guards and brought to the capital to be a consort to the king for the next year along with seven other girls, she is determined to make it …

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Starless by Jaqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey is one of the best fantasy writers around. Her world building skills, which I first experienced in the Kushiel's Legacy series, rival such Tolkien and Martin. On top of her fantastic writing, her books frequently include LGBTQ characters. Starless is a standalone, which is a departure for Carey. But it being self contained …

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The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic by F.T. Lukens

If magic was real, it would be exactly the way this book describes. We open with Bridger, who is in the middle of answering a craigslist ad for a job. Bridger wants to go away for college. He wants to leave suburban Michigan and start fresh somewhere else, where he can figure out what his …

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