Posts Tagged: gothic

[Audiobook Review]The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard

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17 October
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I am big fan of A.G. Howard’s Splintered Series. When I saw The Architect of Song was now available on audiobook I bought it and started listening to it right then. I was not disappointed by this audiobook. I really enjoy a good audiobook that can distract me from the frustrations of say traffic while I am driving in my car. It is definitely the type of audiobook that is a great escape from the monotony of my day. The Architect of Song is a gothic romance that swept me right up into the story and I enjoyed every minute… Read more »

[Manga Monday] The Cain Saga

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06 October
[Manga Monday] The Cain Saga

It’s October and time for the scary, the spooky, and the macabre. To kick us off, I’m starting with The Cain Saga. Originally published as Count Cain, and called Earl Cain, and eventually The Cain Saga, the series was written and illustrated by Kaori Yuki, and debuted in 1991 in Hana to Yume. A sequel series, titled Godchild debuted 10 years later, feature a major art-shift and development, but picking up where the original series had left off. Before we go on, let’s have a look at the cover. We see a young man with golden-green eyes looking at us, his dark hair swept by the… Read more »

[Manga Monday] Black Butler

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22 September
[Manga Monday] Black Butler

Hello folks. This week we’re looking at the gothic comic, Black Butler. Black Butler, also called Kuroshitsuji, is a supernatural/mystery manga illustrated and written by Yana Toboso. It first appeared in the shōnen magazine Monthly GFantasy  from SqueakEnix. Yen Plus got the rights to bring it over to North America, and the series has since become a massive hit. It spawned an equally popular Anime series, and even a live-action film that debuted earlier this year. Let’s have a look at the cover. It depicts a dapper, devilishly handsome man, who is elaborately pouring tea from a silver teapot. This man is… Read more »

[Review] The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling

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06 March
[Review] The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling

It’s rare to come across an Epic Fantasy novel that breaks out of the Tolkien mold. (Seriously, there wasn’t even one drinking song (that’s a win for everyone) and forget Elves and Dwarves.) The Bone Doll’s Twin not only breaks the mold, but manages to create something unique and new. I imagine that this book is what you would get if Game of Thrones and Wuthering Heights had a lovechild. Described by the author as “Gothic Fantasy,” the story revolves around a princess whose very gender has to be hidden because of her royal blood and the King’s obsession with… Read more »