Great world-building and interesting characters compensate for superficial emotional resonance in fantasy favorite A Darker Shade of Magic.
Book Review: Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire
Gregory Maguire of Wicked fame returns for another jaunt into fable backstory with Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker.
Hiddensee: Book Club Notes
From a miniature Christmas tree decorated with holiday mice to Nutcracker napkins and German wine, Hiddensee was the perfect inspiration for a holiday book club.