After last month’s successful reading month (see my May Wrap Up – 2019 HERE), it might be difficult to do so well in June – but I will try! A Dance With Dragons (Part 1 and Part 2) (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R.R. Martin I read books 3 and 4
Month: May 2019
May has been a good reading month for me. I started the month with some sci-fi (Waking Gods) and then Ben Elton made me laugh with his satirical novel (Identity Crisis). Then I jumped into some fantasy, starting with Brandon Sanderson and I stayed on the fantasy trail for the rest of the month. Most
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
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,
George R. R. Martin liked to mess with your head. His character work is unrivalled and definitely the driving force of these books. Jamie Lannister is somehow now a new favourite of mine?? More people die, more people are introduced. The stakes are higher, once again… It’s just incredible and you have to read it.
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
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
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not
This list is from a while ago! I’m going to update it very soon having read a lot more fantasy books since writing this post.
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
The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind. In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken? In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit
We are well into May now but there are still a few weeks left so here are the books I want to burn through for the rest of the month. I have just finished my final year of university so it’s time to sit back and relax for a bit, reading all the books I
Stand-alone fantasy books can be hard to find but if you don’t want to get trapped in a series but still love the fantasy genre, it can be difficult to pick anything up. SF has almost the opposite problem! Here is a short list of suggestions: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien I put The Hobbit
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
Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel This trilogy has quickly become one of my favourite modern fantasy series. Written in an epistolary format, it is very easy to read and you flick through the pages quickly. The story is fantastic. Check out my reviews for Sleeping Giants (#1), and Waking Gods (#2). Foundation Trilogy by Isaac