Tag: fantasy books

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… 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 includes all the Mistborn books, the standalones, and even Mistborn Era 2. I may

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Rereading Books is Incredible: My Second Read Through of Gardens of the Moon

I have been away from this site for a couple of months. There are reasons for that but none of them really matter – I was busy. The truth is, I think I was also struggling with the pressure I was putting on myself. If I put my mind to it, I can read pretty

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Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE “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 a review. There are two main things I want to cover – although they are by no

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My Favourite Book Covers (Fantasy Books)

Like most readers, I do my best not to judge a book by its cover. I do, however, like to judge covers in their own right. I thought it would be a bit of fun to look through my fantasy book collection and see which covers were my favourite. This list is in no particular

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Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE 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 scope that Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates have already shown, never

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Dead Beat by Jim Butcher: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE If it hadn’t been for the positive reviews for Dead Beat and the later books in Jim Butcher‘s The Dresden Files series, I probably wouldn’t have read another book in the series after Blood Rites. I am so glad that I did! Dead Beat feels like The Prisoner

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April Wrap-Up and May TBR (2020)

With there only being one week remaining of April, I’ve put a list together of what I want to read in May. April has been a really good reading month for me and I hope to keep that up! April Wrap-Up So far, I have read nine books in April, and hopefully I’ll have finished

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The Gunslinger by Stephen King: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 SPOILER FREE If I was asked if I liked The Gunslinger or not, I would say both. It’s right down the middle. The Gunslinger by Stephen King felt like a very long prologue to a much bigger story. Yes, the main plot (I used that term loosely) is the Gunslinger

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Blood Rites by Jim Butcher: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 3/5 SPOILER FREE If I didn’t know that The Dresden Files only gets better from here, and that this is the last book that’s a bit meh, I would stop reading Jim Butcher‘s series right now. That isn’t to say that I hated everything about Blood Rites, so I’m going to

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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. With a series as long as Malazan Book of the Fallen, and all of the extra trilogies and books written by both Steven Erikson and Ian C.

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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE Gardens of the Moon is one of the best fantasy books I have ever read. The world is rich and its history angry and proud. Steven Erikson’s first book in Malazan Book of the Fallen is a masterpiece: if the books only get better from here – which

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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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April – May TBR (2020)

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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Death Masks by Jim Butcher: Book Review

My Review My Rating: 5/5 SPOILER FREE I am so glad that this series continues to be brilliant! Summer Knight shocked me with how good it was, but Death Masks shocked me by being both brilliant and different to the other entries in Jim Butcher‘s fantasy series. Harry Dresden has been growing slowly over the

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The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: Book Review

My Review My Rating: DNF SPOILER FREE 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 isn’t my kind of thing. I quite like the writing style – the author certainly knows

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