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Inkspot Fancy

Comics and fantasy and sci-fi, oh my!

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The House on the Borderland
William Hope Hodgson
Dust and Light: A Sanctuary Novel
Carol Berg
The Dead
Jen Hickman, Robert James Maddox
Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand
David Gallaher, Jeff Mariotte, Jimmy Palmiotti
Ghost Hunt 2
Shiho Inada, Fuyumi Ono
Devil Survivor 1
Satoru Matsuba
The High King - Lloyd Alexander Okay, I finally, in this last volume, see where the comparisons to Lord of the Rings come from. I don't agree, but I can see where they come from.This is the sort of book that's frustrating in the best way. Things are difficult, and only get more difficult. What happy endings can be found are largely earned, and many who earned their happy endings don't get them. But through it all, there is an undercurrent of hope - not only coming from the characters, but coming from the story itself, the triumph of the beleaguered and vagabond, the triumph of the overmatched and overlooked. It's a triumph by inches, hard won and battled for in every moment.As a book, it might not work. As an ending, it brings all the previous books together into a solid, connected tale and we can see how every volume was leading up to this one.