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The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2) by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin – alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. -Goodreads My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE -possible spoilers for The Fellowship of the Ring- Two stories are written in

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The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power – the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord’s evil dominion. -Goodreads My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER

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Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini: Book Review

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire

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Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher: Book Review

Everyone who tells you that the first books are worth burning through is right. I’m aware that there are still some future books that may well fall flat, but that’s not going to stop me from reading the rest of this series. Now that I’ve see what Butcher was capable of when this book was written, I am so excited to see what the future books have to offer.

Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher: Book Review

Harry Dresden has faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the territory when you’re the only professional wizard in the Chicago-area phone book. But in all Harry’s years of supernatural sleuthing, he’s never faced anything like this: The spirit world has gone postal. All over

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Top 5 Fantasy Series I Want to Reread

There are so many fantasy books and series that I have never read and want to get around to, but despite that taking up a lot of my reading time there are also books and series that I want to read again. Why? Well, the main reason is because I’ve forgotten what happened in the

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Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher: Book Review

Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn’t been able to dredge up any kind of work–magical or mundane. But just when it looks like

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Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher: Book Review

Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out that ‘everyday’ world is full of strange and magical things – and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Harry is the best at what he does – and not just because he’s the only one who does

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The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang: Book Review

The Poppy War is a very strong beginning to a fantasy series. The main character and the cast of characters are fantastically realised. The world is a breath of fresh air in the genre, and the magic system is intriguing, but perhaps not totally original. If you like grimdark, then pick up this book.

Why I’ve Stopped Reading The Wheel of Time (for now)

Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series has been a part of my reading life for almost three years now. I’ve stopped reading at 37% into The Fires of Heaven (#5) and I can’t bring myself to keep reading right now. I thought I would write a post to explain how I am feeling about this

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Why You Should Read Mistborn Era 2, The Alloy Era

I recently finished reading The Bands of Mourning which is the third book in Mistborn Era 2. This is something I was not sure I would do when I finished The Alloy of Law (Alloy Era #1). The first book in this series bored me. I was high on the incredible ending of the Mistborn

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The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #3) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as

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