Tag: book reviews

Top Fantasy Books and Series I Want to Read (2020-2021)

For such a long time, I had only read around 10 individual series or books in the fantasy genre. Only in 2018 and 2019 did I start to read new authors and branch out into other areas of fantasy. Over the past two years, I’ve had a few authors and series on my radar, and

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12 Week TBR

I don’t need to explain the title. We’re all talking about it. We’re all thinking about it. Let’s move on. (But I hope everyone is well!) So, I spent the last two months reading non-fiction. It was great to get my teeth into those kinds of books, but I miss fantasy! I’ve read enough complete

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October Wrap-Up – 2019

October has been a good reading month for me. Overall I read 6 books and DNF’d two. Below I have listed the books, the rating I gave, and a link to the reviews on this site. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (Rating: 4/5) The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller

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How to Write Great Heroes

The problem with the hero archetype is that it is so easy to be dull. The hero starts out as a pauper, a trainee assassin or mage, a farmer, and then goes on a mighty adventure where a darkness must be stopped. That is, in its most simplest form, the hero narrative. Take inspiration from

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Why You Should Read Mistborn (Era 1)

The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson is often suggested to new readers of fantasy and fans of the genre alike. It always appears on my suggested reading lists, and this is why. 1. Originality It is so hard to bring original ideas to the table, within all art forms, but especially with fantasy books. There

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Amazon’s LoTR TV Show, What Do You Want to See? // Tolkien TV Talk

So, Amazon are making a TV show based on the Second Age in Tolkien’s Legendarium. For those who are fans of Peter Jackson’s films, and those who may have read The Lord of the Rings and/or The Hobbit, the question ‘What is the Second Age?’ might have been the first thing you googled. I am

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Why You Should Read ‘The Name of the Wind’

In my review for The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, I talked about struggling to move past the first 40 pages. Since then, I have heard that a lot of other people either struggled past the first bit or didn’t bother trying – I’m glad I’m not the only one! This book is

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May Wrap Up – 2019

May has been a good reading month for me. I started the month with some sci-fi (Waking Gods) and then Ben Elton made me laugh with his satirical novel (Identity Crisis). Then I jumped into some fantasy, starting with Brandon Sanderson and I stayed on the fantasy trail for the rest of the month. Most

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The Spook’s Curse by Joseph Delaney: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE Much like The Spook’s Apprentice, The Spook’s Curse continues to introduce us to The County and the threats from the Dark that continue to plague it. Things get a little more out of hand, however, as Joseph Delaney introduces us to boggarts and there is an old, angry

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