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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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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 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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The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson: Book Review

Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire. Three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope.

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My Top 5 Fantasy Books – 2018

5. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis I grew up reading Lewis’ Narnia series. They carved a path straight through my mind that drove me into new world through the fantasy genre. There is only one book from my childhood that had more of an impact, and it’s next on the list…      

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The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson: A Review

My Review Rating 4.6/5 As a series written by Brandon Sanderson it was supposed to be exciting; it was supposed to be entertaining; it was supposed to be impossible to put down; and it was supposed to make me fall in love with fantasy all over again… It did not disappoint. We are thrust into

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