Tag Archives: YA fiction

Tanya Huff’s The Second Summoning

Tanya Huff’s The Second Summoning is, as might be expected, a sequel to Summon the Keeper. It is just as wryly funny, with the attitude we’ve come to expect from Huff, and is sometimes surprisingly insightful about the trials and … Continue reading

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Ursula K. LeGuin’s Gifts

The uplands of the Carrantages are a place of small holdings devoted to sheep herding, cattle, hunting, and farming, inhabited by families who all possess what they call “gifts.” The Barre gift is calling, mostly used to call game to … Continue reading

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Esther Friesner’s “Temping Fate” 

It’s never any fun being different. Or is it? Ilana Newhouse feels out of place in her Conneticut hometown, and her attitude isn’t exactly winning over prospective summer employers. But things start to look up for her when she arrives … Continue reading

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Maryrose Wood’s What I Wore To Save The World 

America’s a melting pot, or so it’s been said.  After a few generations though, things start getting hazy around the edges.  Tales of the Old Country start to fade from memory (if they were ever passed down at all), and … Continue reading

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Anne McCaffrey’s Black Horses for the King 

“No hoof, no horse,” say the Worshipful Company of Farriers. “Farriery,” the craft of shoeing horses, was even more vital in the days when every mobile enterprise was dependent on horses, especially the enterprise of war. And what more famous … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s The Blue Girl

I have read nearly everything that de Lint has done, fiction-wise. Really. Truly. Almost all of it fiction has been good enough to warrant repeated readings, and very little of it disappointed me. So do take note when I say The … Continue reading

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