Search Results: "Melanie Rawn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON TOKEN by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Leave this one to find its natural audience."
Second of Rawn's Dragon Star trilogy, which itself is a sequel to her paperback saga of the Dragon Prince. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN KEY by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"In overall effect, this resembles nothing so much as a fantasy soap opera on a grand scale—exactly as might be expected from the authors' previous work."
A ``shared world'' trilogy in one volume, offering connected novels by three of this publisher's most popular authors (the credits page lists over two dozen of their previous works), collaborating for the first time. Read full book review >

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SKYBOWL by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Dedicated fans only."
Wrapping up the Dragon Star trilogy (Stronghold, 1990; The Dragon Token, p 24). Read full book review >

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TOUCHSTONE by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Youthful melodrama without catharsis."
The play's the thing: new fantasy series about a magical theater company, from the author of The Golden Key (1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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EXILES by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A story packed with Mages and devoid of magic."
Rawn (Skybowl, 1993, etc.) makes a strong bid to establish herself as the Rube Goldberg of fantasy as she embellishes her account of revolution on the planet Lenfell with an excess of explication, minor characters, and details (some explored in an ``index'' too spotty to be useful) that ensure the plot mechanism never gets out of first gear. Read full book review >

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THORNLOST by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 29, 2014

"Series fans will, presumably, wriggle in and keep reading, though few others will bother."
Third in the fantasy series (Elsewhens, 2013, etc.) about a magical theater company in a sort-of Elizabethan setting. Read full book review >

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SPELLBINDER by Melanie Rawn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Less than spellbinding."
Literary witch finds true love while foiling Satan-worshipping wannabes. Read full book review >

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WINDOW WALL by Melanie Rawn
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 14, 2015

"A decidedly improved outing, much more inventive and involving than the previous."
Another entry in Rawn's fantasy series (Thornlost, 2014, etc.) about a magical theater company in a sort-of Elizabethan, multispecies setting.Read full book review >

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AUDACITY by Melanie Crowder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2015

"Compelling, powerful and unforgettable. (historical note, interview, glossary, sources) (Historical fiction/poetry. 12-18)"
A novel in verse featuring the real-life Clara Lemlich, a courageous, tenacious warrior for workers' rights in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JORDIN TOOTOO by Melanie Florence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Like her subject, the author doesn't pull many punches in Tootoo's rousing, rather hard-bitten tale, which, thankfully, has a storybook ending aimed directly at teenage-boy reluctant readers. (Biography. 11-15)"
Hockey was born in Canada, so it comes as a shock to learn that the first Inuit to play in the National Hockey League was Jordin Tootoo, who made it to the Nashville Predators in 2003. Read full book review >

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AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY by Melanie Crowder
Released: June 13, 2017

"A riveting, Dickensian tale set in 1990s Bolivia. (glossary, selected sources) (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
Francisco, a middle-class Bolivian high school senior, and his younger sister must move into a dangerous prison after their indigenous father is wrongfully arrested. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"McGrath achieves a balance between mockery and understanding that is rare among commentators on contemporary spirituality."
An Englishwoman's amused yet sympathetic journey through the New Age culture of the American West. Read full book review >