Category Archives: 19th Century Fantasy/Fae Tale

Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor Books, 2010)

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal is an excellent Regency Romance Novel that adds a touch of magic to its setting. The result is a wonderful read that stretches the both the romance and fantasy genres and adds a new layer of appeal to both. I highly recommend this book, but give warning to keep your genre based expectations well in hand while reading it. (for more goto http://www.sophyanempire.com) Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!

Today marks the one year anniversary of my first post! To mark this day, I’m going to list the top ten most popular posts, and the top ten favorite books I reviewed this year! To see them go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com

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The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury, 2006)

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories is collection of original short stories that, for the most part, make a wonderful read. One-part companion piece to Clarkes award winning Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and one part wholly original fiction, the tales in this collection are focused on a classic 18th and 19th Century model of fairies. I found this book refreshing and new, while still managing to capture the authentic feel of fairy stories with all their dark and sinister subplots. Continue reading

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