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Backlist Burndown Review: Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

For me, Hobb writes the most addictive stories. Dragon Haven is the second book in her Rain Wilds Chronicles that is part of the larger Realm of the Elderlings story. For those not familiar, I highly, highly recommend reading all of her series in order. I’ve mentioned in other reviews the reason for my strong opinion on this is that...

Review: A Knight of Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a compilation of the first three Dunk and Egg short stories by George R. R. Martin that have previously been available in separate anthologies. I have been wanting to read these for years, and have just not hunted down copies of the separate anthologies yet. Now that they are conveniently packaged together, I...

Review: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet commanded my complete attention from the very beginning, and was a book that I longed to continue reading any time real life got diverted me from its pages. Rosemary Harper is the newest crew mate for The Wayfarer. Her past is a bit mysterious, but you quickly learn she is bright and...

Backlist Burndown Review: Last Call by Tim Powers

The Last Call is a unique fantasy where magic lies within cards. It is about fate and destiny as told by the cards. When you play with others, you also have the ability to control and trade your destiny in life through the game at hand. One player has even found a way to win people’s bodies for his own devices through these ‘games’....

Audiobook Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight is a good follow up to Steelheart and I think has a great set up for the next book. There’s more great action that gives you that Hollywood blockbuster movie type of feel. But I have to be honest, I just didn’t enjoy it as much as Steelheart. One of the largest problems was that it just took me a...

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: Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells

Deadly Spells regains what I felt was a bit lost in Cursed Moon. This is a stronger and more enjoyable book and I never felt the pace slow down or my interest waiver. There is a murder in the beginning of the book (this is hardly surprising, I mean Kate is a detective). But this turns out to be a...

Review: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

Dreamer’s Pool is a truly captivating fairy tale, but keep in mind, many fairy tales are really quite dark. One of the first things to surprise me is how incredibly dark the beginning of this book is. I see the pretty cover, start reading and was just really quite taken by the grimness. But this is because two of our three...

Review: Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells

Cursed Moon is the second in the Prospero’s War series by Jaye Wells. I have really enjoyed listening to these as audiobooks, I find them to be light and fun compared to much of what I typically read. Really a nice change of pace for me. But, don’t take that to mean they are completely mindless either. A reader can...