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Why You Should Read Mistborn (Era 1)

The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson is often suggested to new readers of fantasy and fans of the genre alike. It always appears on my suggested reading lists, and this is why. 1. Originality It is so hard to bring original ideas to the table, within all art forms, but especially with fantasy books. There

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How to Start Reading Fantasy Books

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The fantasy genre is huge, and the choices in shops is only getting bigger. If you are new to the fantasy genre, I have a few places for you to start your journey! If you want to jump in the deep end pick up Robert Jordan’s ‘Wheel of Time’ series. The first book is The

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Why You Should Read ‘The Age of Five’ Trilogy by Trudi Canavan

I never see much online about Trudi Canavan or her books, and that’s a shame. It also doesn’t make any sense to me when they are so good! The most popular series, I believe, is The Black Magician Trilogy and the associated prequel. (The sequel trilogy is also good – EVERYTHING SHE WRITES IS GOOD!)

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May Wrap Up – 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

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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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May TBR – 2019

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

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Quick, standalone Sci-fi & Fantasy Books to Read this Summer

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

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Top Science Fiction Books to Read This Summer

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

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Top 5 Fantasy Series to Read this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to sit yourself down in the Sun and start reading a huge fantasy series. This list is in no particular order but they are great places to start in the fantasy genre as well as being relatively fast-paced reads. Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson This trilogy is a great introduction

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Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan: Book Review

My Review Rating: 4/5 SPOILER FREE Having purchased the third book of this series recently, I thought it was about time to read the first one, Thief’s Magic. The second best part about reading this book was that when I first bought it, about 4 years ago, I must have put £25 inside it –

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Autumn TBR – 2018

Since summer, my reading pattern has gone somewhat downhill, but recently I’ve started reading a little more often again so I came up with the books I want to read this autumn: The Shadow Rising (The Wheel of Time #4) by Robert Jordan The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

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The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan: Book Review

Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an

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Another 5 Epic Fantasy Series (I Need to Read) #3

5. Summoner by Taran Matharu Book 1 in this series is The Novice. When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy. There the gifted are trained in the art of summoning. Fletcher is put through grueling training as a battlemage to fight

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