The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror(ish) Setting: Alternate Universe, no specified time or place, landscapes similar to the American West Pages: 231 The first time I attempted to read the first title in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series I was probably 11 or 12 years old, which was way too young to tackle this …

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Genre: Fantasy, Alternative Historical Fiction Setting: 19th century England and Europe Pages: 1006 Magic has returned to England in this novel, spurred on by the determined will of two magicians who hold very different opinions on what English magic should look like. The Good: This novel is deeply imaginative and despite its mammoth volume it maintains relatively quick …

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