Here are three novels published on the Year 2018 that I’ve recently been obsessed about.
So for like-minded individuals looking for your next obsessions. Here are 3 standalone novels you should really take a look at! (And yes, they do not require sequels). The endings are satisfying!!!!
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History is subjective. Sure it tells us that things happened (eg. deaths, births, wars, inventions occurred). And no one is contesting those events. But history can only present us with likely interpretation of facts. It can tell us that king so-and-so made war on this country. But it can only approximate the motivations for such a move.
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Fantasy lovers must be very familiar with this trope
Let’s see if this sounds familiar. A girl who is in some way disenfranchised is left with no other recourse but to stay with a powerful but incredibly notorious magician or wizard.
More often than not, the girl comes in and is given the position of a servant. But then the girl is discovered to have an aptitude for magic.
But even before that, there’s this belligerent sexual tension between the girl and the magician that seems to imply that the magician sort-of views her his equal at least in terms of intellect and/or sheer stubbornness
Any of that familiar to you? Any of it sound good? Here are some recommendations for you:
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What’s not to love about Escaflowne (aka Vision of Escaflowne aka Tenkuu no Escaflowne)?
- Totally catchy, iconic and angelic soundtrack
- Mechas for war
- Mechas with swords doing swordfights
- Protective Action Guy with wings
- Normal girl transported to another world and develops clairvoyant powers
- Theme of destiny and choice
- Beautiful, stunning animation
If you loved Escaflowne for any of these reasons, you might like these books:
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An illiterate Beauty? A booty-licious Beast? Authors have used, reused, subverted, inverted and messed with this classic fairytale in every way possible that I’m surprised something new manages to come out every year.
Regardless of the setting or form, I find three elements to be the same in any retelling:
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