“Pleasing things: finding a large number of tales that one has not read before. Or acquiring the second volume of a tale whose first volume one has enjoyed. But often it is a disappointment.”
— Sei Shōnagon, The Pillow Book
The short: 4/5 ✦. The detailed writing, powerful storytelling, exciting world, and well-developed characters make this novel another win in the Shades of Magic series.
“Letter writing can be seen as a gift because someone has taken his/her time to write and think and express love.”
— Soraya Diase Coffelt
The short: 4/5 ✦. It’s Patrick Ness. ‘Nuff said.
The joy of love is too short, and the sorrow thereof, and what cometh thereof, dureth over long.
— Thomas Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. An fantastic novel with great characters that perhaps falters in realism.
“All is fair in love and beer.”
— Kurt Paradis
William: Father, I am afraid, I won’t know the way back home.
John Thatcher: Don’t be foolish, William, you just follow your feet.
~ A Knight’s Tale
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
— Edgar Allan Poe