Search Results: "Elizabeth Haydon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TREE OF WATER by Elizabeth Haydon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A bottom feeder: mannered of prose, patchwork of plot, built on artifice and coincidence. (Fantasy.11-13)"
Encounters with dragons, merfolk, and sea life modern, mythical and prehistoric await magic seeker Ven as he ventures into the depths with his fish-tailed friend, Amariel. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLOW QUEEN by Elizabeth Haydon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"Thematically, an entry that wraps up all the major plotlines in a mostly satisfying fashion, though another installment is promised."
Eighth and penultimate part of Haydon's Symphony of Ages series (The Merchant Emperor, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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PROPHECY by Elizabeth Haydon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2000

"Each volume is more or less self-contained, with respectable ideas, plotting, and characters—within the confines of conventional fantasy."
Continuing the fantasy series begun with Rhapsody (1999), this sequel involves much ado in pursuit of an obscure prophecy, with, of course, the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSIN KING by Elizabeth Haydon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Not for newcomers: Half of the book summarizes history covered in other books and involves people sitting around in councils of war, while the other half builds up to the first battle."
The sixth book of The Symphony of Ages series (Elegy for a Lost Star, 2004, etc.) picks up on the further adventures of Rhapsody and the strange band of characters who've gathered around her over time. Read full book review >

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RHAPSODY by Elizabeth Haydon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 1999

"Despite the hype, though, newcomer Haydon's still feeling her way. (First printing of 100,000)"
First of a much-hyped fantasy series. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM FOR THE SUN by Elizabeth Haydon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An opera of the four elements, moody and melodious."
Sequel to Haydon's Rhapsody Trilogy fantasy/romance, begun impressively with Rhapsody: Child of Blood (1999). Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT EMPEROR by Elizabeth Haydon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"A belated continuation that only in the last few chapters manages to strip off the rust."
After an absence of nearly eight years, the seventh book of The Symphony of Ages series (The Assassin King, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SQUARE CAT ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Not as 'Ick'y as the spinach is in Eula's estimation but far from Mouse's opening observation of 'Amazing!' (Picture book. 4-7)"
An abecedary follow-up to Schoonmaker's debut, Square Cat (2011). Read full book review >

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TYGER! TYGER! by Elizabeth Stanley
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"Teachers hoping to use the book as a springboard for class discussion of conservation issues, or as part of an area study, should be warned that some readers may be deeply disturbed. (Picture book. 8-12)"
The development of a Buddhist sanctuary for tigers threatened by poachers in Thailand is presented as a graphically illustrated fable. Read full book review >