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A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review

George R. R. Martin liked to mess with your head. His character work is unrivalled and definitely the driving force of these books. Jamie Lannister is somehow now a new favourite of mine?? More people die, more people are introduced. The stakes are higher, once again… It’s just incredible and you have to read it.

Fantasy Series I am Currently Reading (and Plan to Finish) – May 2019

With fantasy there are often long series of books to get through – here is a list of the main series I am currently reading and wanting to finish (or read up to the point of the last released book) this year. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin With the

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The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been

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The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1) by Lloyd Alexander: Book Review

Taran wanted to be a hero, and looking after a pig wasn’t exactly heroic, even though Hen Wen was an oracular pig. But the day that Hen Wen vanished, Taran was led into an enchanting and perilous world. With his band of followers, he confronted the Horned King and his terrible Cauldron-Born. These were the

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The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard-pressed to save the world. -Goodreads My Review My Rating: 5/5 This has to be the best final book of a series I have ever read. I will

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Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel: Book Review

What’s going on?Turn on the television.What channel?Any channel. An unknown vessel, not of this world, materializes in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes’ dreams

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Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie: Book Review

Betrayed by his family and left for dead, Prince Yarvi, reluctant heir to a divided kingdom, has vowed to reclaim a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself – all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of

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January Wrap-Up – 2019

I had a very productive month of reading in January! 10 books, several of which were academic texts so I’m proud of that! I reread A Clash of Kings, An Atlas of Tolkien, and the final three books from the Narnia series. I discovered the wonderful world of Earthsea and learnt a lot about Tolkien, heroes in stories, and fantasy writing in

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