Category: Fantasy

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

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 I have always been fascinated by myths and legends. Whether it was the Ancient Greek and Roman gods and goddesses or Celtic folklore, there is just something so brilliant about reading and exploring these fantasy stories. Having recently begun a new website project exploring European Myths and Legends, I’ve been

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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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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… 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 includes all the Mistborn books, the standalones, and even Mistborn Era 2. I may

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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 “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 a review. There are two main things I want to cover – although they are by no

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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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Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE If you want to know what truly epic fantasy is, skip Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive and dive into Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen. I have never read anything with such depth and scope that Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates have already shown, never

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Dead Beat by Jim Butcher: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE If it hadn’t been for the positive reviews for Dead Beat and the later books in Jim Butcher‘s The Dresden Files series, I probably wouldn’t have read another book in the series after Blood Rites. I am so glad that I did! Dead Beat feels like The Prisoner

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April Wrap-Up and May TBR (2020)

With there only being one week remaining of April, I’ve put a list together of what I want to read in May. April has been a really good reading month for me and I hope to keep that up! April Wrap-Up So far, I have read nine books in April, and hopefully I’ll have finished

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The Gunslinger by Stephen King: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 SPOILER FREE If I was asked if I liked The Gunslinger or not, I would say both. It’s right down the middle. The Gunslinger by Stephen King felt like a very long prologue to a much bigger story. Yes, the main plot (I used that term loosely) is the Gunslinger

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Blood Rites by Jim Butcher: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 SPOILER FREE If I didn’t know that The Dresden Files only gets better from here, and that this is the last book that’s a bit meh, I would stop reading Jim Butcher‘s series right now. That isn’t to say that I hated everything about Blood Rites, so I’m going to

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How to Read ‘Gardens of the Moon’

There are many readers, myself among them, who begin reading Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson, hoping to find themselves whisked into a huge, epic fantasy world. With a series as long as Malazan Book of the Fallen, and all of the extra trilogies and books written by both Steven Erikson and Ian C.

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