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Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status “darkeyes.” Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly

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The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss: Book Review

Picking up the tale of Kvothe Kingkiller once again, we follow him into exile, into political intrigue, courtship, adventure, love and magic . . . and further along the path that has turned Kvothe, the mightiest magician of his age, a legend in his own time, into Kote, the unassuming pub landlord. Packed with as

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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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Why I’m Stuck on Book 5 of The Wheel of Time Series

If you have seen any of my reviews for books 1-4 of Robert Jordan’s series, you will know that I have loved most of them and enjoyed the others. (I will leave links below of the reviews). This book, however, is slow. Even by Wheel of Time standards! That is not to say that it

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The Alloy of Law (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #1) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Centuries after the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity – railroads, electric street lights, and skyscrapers. Waxillium Ladrian can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After 20 years in the dusty Roughs, in the city of Elendel, the new head of a

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No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg: Book Review

‘Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’ In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to

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Mistborn: Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. As such, it contains HUGE SPOILERS for the books Mistborn (The Final Empire), The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning. Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterization, events, and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Reading it

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A Dance with Dragons 2: Part 2 – After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.2) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review

The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King’s Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under

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Books I Couldn’t Finish (Fantasy Books)

I always try to finish a book, but recently I have struggled with three books and put them down before finishing them – all for different reasons, however. Book 1: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind I was going to make a seperate post for this book but there is little for me to say

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A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 – Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.0) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction. Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King’s Landing with a price on his head. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only

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