Genre: Epic

Review: Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

This review will be spoiler free for Fool’s Quest, but if you have not read Fool’s Assassin, all I will say is this book is even better and I urge you to read my review of Fool’s Assassin instead. So, even if it has been a little while since you read Fool’s Assassin, hopefully you remember the insanity that ensued right at...

Review: The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

The House of Shattered wings is a fresh and intriguing book that has a fascinating take on fallen angels in 1930s Paris. Much like a mafia or gang style set up, their are rival houses of Fallen angels. The city is trying to recover from a magical war, it is suffering and scarred but recovering. It’s dark, broken and beautiful, much...

Review: When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner is reminiscent of Steven Erikson and Glen Cook. I think for readers looking for something new but love some of the older fantasies, this could be a good pick. The story and starts out with multiple people (or teams) all trying to be one to find and get possession of  The Book of Lost Souls, which...

Audiobook Review: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski surprised me, not only in the fresh, yet familiar style, but also in that it is actually a collection of short stories, all with a common character of Geralt. The Voice of Reason is the opening  and framework story, as Geralt recounts past events in the form of the other short stories. As each short...

Review: Clash of Iron by Angus Watson

I’m going to be honest, this is a very hard review to write. I make an effort to keep everything spoiler free, and so generally don’t talk much about the ending other than liked it, didn’t like it, etc. Well, I’m going to stick with my spoiler free approach, but my problem is that this book did something completely unexpected...

Backlist Burndown Review: The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham

It took me a long time to finally read this book. I’ve owned a copy of it for years because I was sure I would read it as everything about it screams “READ ME! I AM THE PERFECT BOOK FOR YOU”. Somehow, years pass and the book remained unread by me. Now that I have started my Backlist Burndown effort,...

Review: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

Legendary. I’m tempted to leave me review at that, but will elaborate a bit. The style of this book is superb. Often with a debut novel, people are curious who you might compare this author to. I had heard some reference to GRRM before reading this. And what I will say, is that the complexity of the story and the size...

Review: The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett

I found the Skull Throne to be an improved reading experience from what I had with the Daylight War. To be honest, I was not sure if I wanted to continue the series, but my enjoyment of the first two books convinced me to give the series another shot. Thankfully my key complaints in the Daylight War were not carried through...

Review: The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan

The Autumn Republic brings an exciting and tense, yet satisfying conclusion to the Powder Mage Trilogy. It is wrought with subterfuge and political juxtaposition. There are bloody battles both mundane and magical, that bring fear and tension and excitement to the reader. There are unexpected and surprising twists. And underneath it all,there are the relationships and characters that help bring the story to life. This...