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Cover of Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson. In the style of an old woodcut, we have a haunted-looking house with a surreal scarecrow and a being with a bird-like face.NPR: But even though it deals with sinister magic and family tragedy, it counterbalances that darkness with something that’s become increasingly rare in fantasy fiction: laughs, laughs, and more laughs. At one point, a comically exasperated Dawn tells Finn and his magic-geek brothers, “You guys are taking this fantasy s*** way too seriously.” Intentionally or not, that line might as well be Henderson’s proclamation to his fellow fantasy writers: It’s okay to lighten up every once in a while, especially when the results are as rollicking and charming as Finn Fancy Necromancy.

Click here to read NPR’s full review of Finn Fancy Necromancy.