Court Intrigue Fantasy Books

Court Intrigue Fantasy Books

Court intrigue fantasy books are very popular. They are stories that involve some sort of royal or other political court and are full of backstabbing and political maneuvering.  There are many layers to these novels. The characters are often clever, witty and will go to any lengths to get what they want. The lines between

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Fantasy Books to Read in 2021

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As always, there are many books I want to read in a year and 2021 is no different. In 2020 I read 49 books and this year that number may decrease a little as I am now working full-time rather than being an MA student, but there are still lots of books I want to

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5 Reasons Why Fantasy Books Are the Best

There are many reasons why fantasy books are the best. Whether you are visiting the magical world of Hogwarts or Middle-Earth, this evolving genre is a fantastic place to invest your reading time and attention. So, here are five reasons why fantasy books are the best: Secondary Worlds – AKA Worldbuilding The first thing most

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49 Books I Read in 2020

The Poppy War Book Review

Fantasy Books I Read in 2020 Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3) by Brandon Sanderson Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson – Read Twice This Year Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen #2) by Steven Erikson Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) by Steven Erikson

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 4/5 This Norse Mythology book review is for those who want to learn more about the legends of the Norse Gods. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is a fantastic start. I have always been fascinated by myths and legends. Whether it was the Ancient Greek and Roman gods and goddesses or

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Reading Order for Trudi Canavan’s Fantasy Books (2021)

There is not always only one way to read a fantasy series, or in this case, a collection of trilogies and series. This reading order for Trudi Canavan’s fantasy books, therefore, is subjective. I have, however, reread most of the following books more times than I can remember over many years. All my reviews can

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What to Read While Waiting for Doors of Stone

If you loved The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss then, like many, you are probably eagerly awaiting Doors of Stone. Apart from some recent updates, we know little about when this conclusion to The Kingkiller Chronicle will be available. This is why I have put together a list

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This Is Not A Drill – An Extinction Rebellion Handbook: Book Review

The climate crisis is not some unfortunate accident but a reality that has been at the very least accelerated and measurably worsened by a set of habits and assumptions that have poisoned us as a human race. There is nothing quite like a short collection of essays to make you think. Essayists like Orwell and

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Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie: Book Review

You are not lost, just melodramatic. The path is at your feet, see? Now carry on. In her essay, ‘The Wind Horse,’ Kathleen Jamie says, “often I wished I would draw, like the art students. I’d have drawn those yaks chewing the cud, their animal patience.” For anyone who reads that essay, let alone the

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Feral – Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot: Book Review

Rewilding, paradoxically, should take place for the benefit of people, to enhance the world in which we live, and not for the sake of an abstraction we call Nature. This book is about rewilding. The concept of rewilding is vague and has different meanings depending on who you talk to. George Monbiot does a wonderful

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At the end of the day I just want to write and so I will

In the world of website management and digital marketing the most important thing is growth. How many people can I get to my website in one month? How can I increase the traffic to my website? I know the answers to these questions however they do not lead to a place I want to go with a hobby of mine.

What is the BEST Book in Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere?

I have written about this before and I am sure I will write about it again in response to the question, ‘What is the best book in Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere?’… The Way of Kings! The first book in Brandon Sanderson‘s epic fantasy series, The Stormlight Archive, is consistently the best Cosmere book to date. That

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Rereading Books is Incredible: My Second Read Through of Gardens of the Moon

I have been away from this site for a couple of months. There are reasons for that but none of them really matter – I was busy. The truth is, I think I was also struggling with the pressure I was putting on myself. If I put my mind to it, I can read pretty

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Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 Spoiler Free Memories of Ice Book Review “First in, Last out” – Motto of the Bridgeburners With a book this big, where so much happens, yet without revealing spoilers, it is difficult to know where to begin with this Memories of Ice book review. There are two main things I

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My Favourite Book Covers (Fantasy Books)

Like most readers, I do my best not to judge a book by its cover. I do, however, like to judge covers in their own right. I thought it would be a bit of fun to look through my fantasy book collection and see which covers were my favourite. This list is in no particular

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