Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Seven Songs of Merlin, by T.A. Barron

Title: The Seven Songs of Merlin Author: T.A. Barron Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Edition/Pages: Ace Fantasy, 2000/285 pages Rating: ✭✭✭✭ Short & Sweet Synopsis: After discovering his magical powers and traveling to the enchanted land of Fincayra, young Merlin must save the land and its people from the evil ogre Balor by mastering the Seven Songs of […]

The Lost Years of Merlin, by T.A. Barron

Title: The Lost Years of Merlin Author: T.A. Barron Genre: Fantasy Edition/Pages: Penguin, 1996/288 Pages Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭ Short & Sweet Synopsis: This series depicts the childhood and early life of the famed wizard Merlin. So, I’m going to presume all of you have heard of Merlin (ya know, that old, British wizard who advised King Arthur?). […]

The Valley of Horses, by Jean M. Auel

Title: The Valley of Horses Author: Jean M. Auel Genre: Historical Fiction Edition/Pages: Bantam Books 1982/544 pages Rating: ✭✭✭✭ Short & Sweet Synopsis: Cro-Magnon girl Ayla must fend for herself after being cast out by the Clan. Before reading: Check out my review of book 1 of the Earth’s Children series, The Clan of the Cave […]

The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel

Title: The Clan of the Cave Bear Author: Jean M. Auel Genre: Historical Fiction Edition/Pages: First Edition (1980)/495 pages Rating: ✭✭✭✭ Short & Sweet Synopsis: A Cro-Magnon girl must learn to live in the world of Neanderthals in pre-historic, Ice Age Europe. *Note: Although I have tried to post this review with minimal spoilers, by necessity […]

Talk Thai: Adventures of Buddhist Boy, by Ira Sukrungruang

Title: Talk Thai: Adventures of Buddhist Boy Author: Ira Sukrungruang Genre: Memoir Edition/Pages: University of Missouri Press, 2010/169 pages Rating: ✭✭✭ Short & Sweet Synopsis: The son of Thai immigrants must learn to reconcile his Thai upbringing with the American world he has to live in. So, the Adventures of Buddhist Boy…in the spirits of full-disclosure, […]