Tag: epic fantasy

Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen #3) by Steven Erikson: Book Review

A terrifying force has emerged from the ravaged continent of Genabackis. Like a tide of corrupted blood, the Pannion Domin seethes across the land, devouring all who fail to heed the word of its prophet, the Pannion Seer. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Dujek Onearm’s Host and Whiskeyjack’s veteran Bridgeburners alongside old adversaries

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Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen #2) by Steven Erikson: Book Review

In the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha’ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising named the Whirlwind. Enslaved in the Otataral mines, Felisin, youngest scion of the disgraced House of Paran, dreams of freedom and vows revenge, while the outlawed Brigdeburners Fiddler and Kalam conspire to rid the world of Empress Laseen (although

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How to Read ‘Gardens of the Moon’

This may seem like an odd way to approach a book, and some readers might not have any problem following along on their own, and don’t understand why some find Gardens of the Moon so difficult to get into. This method is for those who are struggling or have struggled to read the book, and I hope it helps because it’s worth the effort, I promise.

Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1) by Steven Erikson: Book Review

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins. For

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The Joy of Creating a Fantasy World

As with many who read fantasy books, I have always wanted to create my own secondary world. I’ve read books by J. R. R. Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, George R. R. Martin, Trudi Canavan, Ursula K. Le Guin… (the list goes on) and those books have shaped the periods of my life in which they dominated.

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The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) by Evan Winter: Book Review

The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred years. Their society has been built around war and only war. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into

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The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3) by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads even wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring. -Goodreads My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE -possible spoilers

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The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2) by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin – alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. -Goodreads My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE -possible spoilers for The Fellowship of the Ring- Two stories are written in

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The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power – the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord’s evil dominion. -Goodreads My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER

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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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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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