Tag: Fantasy

A Storm of Swords: Part 1 – Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.0) by George R. R. Martin

Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb’s defences are

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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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Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie: Book Review

Betrayed by his family and left for dead, Prince Yarvi, reluctant heir to a divided kingdom, has vowed to reclaim a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself – all with only one good hand. Born a weakling in the eyes of

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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss: Book Review

Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.  The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet

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The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Cycle #2) by Ursula K. Le Guin: A Review

When young Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, everything is taken away – home, family, possessions, even her name. For she is now Arha, the Eaten One, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan.  While she is learning her way through the dark labyrinth, a young

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A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin: Book Review

Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth.  Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold

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The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia when Narnia is stirred and upset. And Narnia is in trouble now: A false Aslan roams the land. Narnia’s only hope is that Eustace and Jill, old friends to Narnia, will be able to find the true Aslan and restore peace to the land. Their task

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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia #6) by C.S. Lewis: Book Review

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor…or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that

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Bilbo’s Last Song by J. R. R. Tolkien: Book Review

“Farewell to Middle-Earth at Last, I see the star above your mast!” Bilbo’s Last Song is considered by many to be Tolkien’s epilogue to his classic work The Lord of the Rings. As Bilbo Baggins takes his final voyage to the Undying Lands, he must say goodbye to Middle-earth. Poignant and lyrical, the song is both a

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