Brian Herstig profile

Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Now living: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Brian Herstig's 15 reviews

To Say Nothing of the Dog

by Connie Willis

When too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complex [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1997

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Victory of Eagles

by Naomi Novik

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and [...]

Series: Temeraire series: Book 5
Published: 0000

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Shadowed Sun

by NK Jemisin

Gujaareh, the city of dreams, suffers under the imperial rule of the Kisuati Protectorate. A city where the only law was peace now knows violence and oppression. And nightm [...]

Series: Dreamblood duology: Book 2
Published: 2012

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Red Country

by Joe Abercrombie

They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to s [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Wards of Faerie

by Terry Brooks

With the discovery of ancient powers, a legend begins... There was an age when the world was young. It was a time before the coming of humans, a time when magic was the dom [...]

Series: The Dark Legacy of Shannara: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Railsea

by China Mieville

On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Testament of Jessie Lamb

by Jane Rogers

Women are dying in their millions. Some blame scientists, some see the hand of God. As she watches her world collapsing, Jessie Lamb decides she wants to make her life coun [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Brotherband: The Outcasts

by John Flanagan

They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known f [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 3 positive reader reviews

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The Mongoliad

by Various authors

The first novel to be released in The Foreworld Saga, The Mongoliad: Book One, is an epic-within-an-epic, taking place in 13th century. In it, a small band of warriors and [...]

Series: The Foreworld Saga: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Killing Moon

by NK Jemisin

In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers - the keepers of this peac [...]

Series: Dreamblood duology: Book 1
Published: 2012

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Crown Imperilled

by Raymond E Feist

War rages in Midkemia but behind the chaos there is disquieting evidence of dark forces at work. Jim Dasher’s usually infallible intelligence network has been cleverl [...]

Series: The Chaoswar Saga #2
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Keys to the Kingdom

by Joe Hill

The Locke children have grown accustomed to the myriad magical keys discovered within the ancenstral family hmoe of Keyhouse. The have also grown accustomed to tragedy. Wha [...]

Series: Locke & Key: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Out of Oz

by Gregory Maguire

The marvellous land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on [...]

Series: The Wicked Years: Book 4
Published: 2011

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Locke & Key Volume 3: Crown of Shadows

by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez

Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) has created an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key. Wri [...]

Series: Locke & Key: Volume 3
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Broken Kingdoms

by NK Jemisin

In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homele [...]

Series: The Inheritance Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2010

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.7 | 1 positive reader reviews

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