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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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Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 Spoiler Free Deadhouse Gates Book Review The biggest takeway for this Deadhouse Gates book review? 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

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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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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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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My ‘Gardens of the Moon’ Book Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE Gardens of the Moon is one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. In this Gardens of the Moon book review, I discuss how amazing it is. The world is rich and its history angry and proud. Steven Erikson’s first book

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Death Masks by Jim Butcher: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE I am so glad that this series continues to be brilliant! Summer Knight shocked me with how good it was, but Death Masks shocked me by being both brilliant and different to the other entries in Jim Butcher‘s fantasy series. Harry Dresden has been growing slowly over the

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The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: Book Review

My Review My Rating: DNF Spoiler Free The Rage of Dragons Book Review This The Rage of Dragons book review isn’t 100% positive. I stopped reading The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter at 30%. I want to be clear, though – I put this book down because of personal taste. Tau’s revenge plot just

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The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE I don’t think I have ever read a book where I don’t know how to feel about the main protagonist. I hope this is purposeful, because it’s brilliant! The decisions Rin makes often make me want to shout at the book as it’s obvious that she’s letting her

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The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE -possible spoilers for The Fellowship of the Ring- Two stories are written in parallel to one another, rather than chronologically, so this review for The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien will be done in two parts. The book begins (essentially) with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli following

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE I have been slowly rereading The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien over the last few months and I’ve loved every moment of it. I read these fantasy books years ago, and I used to watch the films over and over again, so this is

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 4/5 SPOILER FREE Eragon by Christopher Paolini was one of my favourite books growing up, and despite the obvious influences and clichés, it is still one of my favourite fantasy books. Eragon might be filled with clichés and tropes of the fantasy genre – harking back to J. R. R. Tolkien

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Summer Knight by Jim Butcher: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE Summer Knight was a damn good book. It feels like this urban fantasy book series is beginning to shake off its roots and come into its own. There is a whole cast of characters in here; some we had already met, and others were new. The newer ones

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Grave Peril by Jim Butcher: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 SPOILER FREE Grave Peril felt like a step towards something bigger. I’ve been burning through these books in Jim Butcher‘s The Dresden Files quite quickly – 3 this week – but I do feel like I have to right now. If I stop or pause for a break with another

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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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