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What is the BEST Book in Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere?

I have written about this before and I am sure I will write about it again in response to the question, ‘What is the best book in Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere?’… The Way of Kings! The first book in Brandon Sanderson‘s epic fantasy series, The Stormlight Archive, is consistently the best Cosmere book to date. That

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Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 Spoiler Free Memories of Ice Book Review “First in, Last out” – Motto of the Bridgeburners With a book this big, where so much happens, yet without revealing spoilers, it is difficult to know where to begin with this Memories of Ice book review. There are two main things I

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Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 Spoiler Free Deadhouse Gates Book Review The biggest takeway for this Deadhouse Gates book review? If you want to know what truly epic fantasy is, skip Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive and dive into Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen. I have never read anything with such depth and

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How to Read ‘Gardens of the Moon’

There are many readers, myself among them, who begin reading Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson, hoping to find themselves whisked into a huge, epic fantasy world. They quickly begin wondering how to read Gardens of the Moon! With a series as long as Malazan Book of the Fallen, and all of the extra

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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson: Book Review

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My Gardens of the Moon Book Review My Rating: 5/5 Spoiler Free Gardens of the Moon Book Review Gardens of the Moon is one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. In this Gardens of the Moon book review, I discuss how amazing it is. The world is rich and its history angry

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The Joy of Creating a Fantasy World

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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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April – May TBR (2020)

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It’s not often I have much of a solid plan of what I’m going to read in the near future. It’s normally just a pile of books and I’ll pick one at random. However, right now I have a clear plan of what books I want to pick up over the next couple of months.

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The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: Book Review

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My Review My Rating: DNF Spoiler Free The Rage of Dragons Book Review This The Rage of Dragons book review isn’t 100% positive. I stopped reading The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter at 30%. I want to be clear, though – I put this book down because of personal taste. Tau’s revenge plot just

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The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 The Two Towers Book Review – Spoiler Free -possible spoilers for The Fellowship of the Ring- Two stories are written in parallel to one another, rather than chronologically, so this review for The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien will be done in two parts. The book begins (essentially)

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The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 The Fellowship of the Ring Book Review – Spoiler Free I have been slowly rereading The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien over the last few months and I’ve loved every moment of it. I read these fantasy books years ago, and I used to watch the

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Why You Should Read ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’

Many viewers of the TV show who have never read the books, probably decided never to even think about the world of Westeros ever again, let alone read the books! I want to inspire you to read the books because they are incredible.

Quarantine Reads (Fantasy)

If you’re reading this, you’re probably stuck in your house. You can leave once a day but other than that you’re staring at a wall, wondering when it’s all going to end. Or, you’re from the future and you’re so glad this is all over…

October Wrap-Up – 2019

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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 by George R. R. Martin: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE As always, the characters are one of the best things about George R. R. Martin‘s epic fantasy books, with the world coming in at a close second. In A Dance with Dragons, I love most of the POVs – at least the way they are written – as

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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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