Month: May 2019

The Best Fantasy Books (I Have Read) – 2019

Reading tastes change slightly over time, so here is an updated list of my favourite fantasy books. They are in no particular order but they are all brilliant! A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by George R.R. Martin The third book in Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is

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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R. R. Martin: Book Review

The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow’s Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail,

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A Storm of Swords: Part 2 – Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.2) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review

The Starks are scattered. Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister, Arya, has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son, the capricious boy-king Joffrey, Sansa

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Fantasy Series I am Currently Reading (and Plan to Finish) – May 2019

With fantasy there are often long series of books to get through – here is a list of the main series I am currently reading and wanting to finish (or read up to the point of the last released book) this year. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin With the

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The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been

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The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1) by Lloyd Alexander: Book Review

Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn’t exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world. With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the

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A Storm of Swords: Part 1 – Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.0) by George R. R. Martin

Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb’s defences are

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The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world. -Goodreads My Review My Rating: 5/5 This has to be the best final book of a series I have ever read. I will

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