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Why I've Stopped Reading The Wheel of Time (for now)

Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series has been a part of my reading life for almost three years now. I’ve stopped reading at 37% into The Fires of Heaven (#5) and I can’t bring myself to keep reading right now. I thought I would write a post to explain how I am feeling about this

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Why You Should Read Mistborn Era 2, The Alloy Era

I recently finished reading The Bands of Mourning which is the third book in Mistborn Era 2. This is something I was not sure I would do when I finished The Alloy of Law (Alloy Era #1). The first book in this series bored me. I was high on the incredible ending of the Mistborn

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The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #3) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as

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Shadows of Self (Mistborn: The Alloy Era #2) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict.

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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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Edgedancer (The Stormlight Archive #2.5) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating

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The Hope of Elantris (Elantris #1.5) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

The following is a short story I wrote in the Elantris world back in January of 2006. At that point, Elantris had only been out in stores for about seven or eight months, but I actually hadn’t written anything new on the story or world since 2000, when I’d finished the first draft of the original book.

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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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Why You Should Read Mistborn

The Mistborn trilogy 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. Originality. It is so hard to bring original ideas to the table, within all art forms, but especially with fantasy books. There are defined rules that

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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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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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