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Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb: Book Review

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs

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Elantris (Elantris #1) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

ELANTRIS WAS A PLACE OF GLORY The capital of Arelon, the home to people transformed into magic-using demigods by the Shaod. But then the magic failed, Elantris started to rot, and its inhabitants turned into powerless wrecks. And in the new capital, Kae, close enough to Elantris for everyone to be reminded of what they

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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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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 (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of

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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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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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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R. R. Martin: Book Review

The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life. The Martells of Dorne and the Starks of Winterfell seek vengeance for their dead. Euron Crow’s Eye, as black a pirate as ever raised a sail,

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