Tagged: Backlist Burndown

Backlist Burndown Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Written in Red was definitely a fun read (listen) this month. When the book starts out, Meg’s history is a bit of a mystery. Since it’s in the blurb I will explain a bit. She possesses special powers to see the future in visions. These visions are brought about by cutting her skin, and the experience can be incredibly painful....

Backlist Burndown Review: Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards

The final book in the Bloodsounder’s Arc recently released, and the number of trusted sources that not just recommend, but highly recommend the series just could not be ignored any more. What I have heard is this first book is really good, but the next two are amazing. So, I went into this with solid expectations of a good read,...

Backlist Burndown Review: The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell

So Bernard Cornwell is one of those authors that I have wanted to read for a while, but when comes time to pick my next read, I tend to be terribly biased towards speculative fiction. So, when I was trying to scrounge up a book to fit my last square (Arthurian Fantasy) for r/fantasy Bingo, I saw a number of...

Backlist Burndown Review: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

So, I have not read a ton of urban fantasy, but given how common strong female characters seem to be in it, I do occasionally like to delve in. The Kate Daniels series is one that I have heard recommended, so when I saw the audiobook for the first one go on sale, I decided to grab it as it...

Backlist Burndown Review: City of Dragons by Robin Hobb

City of Dragons is the third of the four book Rain Wild Chronicles. I have to admit, I binge read this entire series back to back and so I feel like I can’t comment on how this book stands by itself. I have seen complaints about the story arc of this one, that it did not feel like a self contained...

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...

Backlist Burndown Review: Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

It took me a while to get to this series, and I’m not entirely sure why since I count Robin Hobb as one of my favorite authors.  I also have to confess to reading the different series that make up The Realm of the Elderlings in the wrong order as I was ignorant of how much interconnection there is between...

Backlist Burndown Review: California Bones by Greg van Eeckhout

California Bones is a gritty, slightly canabalistic urban fantasy, but trust me, it’s quite a good read. I know, how can something be “slightly canabalistic“? Either there are canabals or there are not. Well, there are. But, it’s osteomancers that eat other osteomancers once they run out of their special magic bones to chomp down on. (Osteomancers are the magic users)....

Backlist Burndown Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last By Rachel Aaron

I’ll admit it. I would never have picked up this book if it were not for rave reviews and recommendations from fellow bloggers. I know I really shouldn’t, but I guess I sometimes judge a book by its title. As a reader who tends to prefer darker books a title like “Nice Dragons Finish Last” just leaves me a bit...