Category: Reviews

Sep 12
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Reading Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy spurred me to read his earlier works. Elantris is his debut novel (released in 2005), and I found it to be every bit as engaging and wonderful as I expected.

High Priest Hrathen of Shu Derethi, the militaristic religion underlying the power of Fjorden, is the most engaging character in the book. Despite following orders to convert the heathen Arelon with focus, Hrathen experiences a crisis of faith, recognising he has lost his passion and relishes, instead, intellectual challenge of converting unbelievers. In contrast, Prince Raoden is the most unbelievable character; idealistic to a fault...

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Sep 10
The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater

The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater

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Maggie Steifvater is a New York Times bestselling author living in Virginia. Her works include the Books of Faerie novels, the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and the upcoming novel The Scorpio Races. Maggie is an award winning artist, plays several instruments, and has sold the rights to her novel,…

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Aug 30
The Broken Well Trilogy by Sam Bowring

The Broken Well Trilogy by Sam Bowring

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Sam Bowring is a writer and comedian living in Sydney, Australia. He published his first book, Sir Joshua and the Unprofessional Dragon, at 19, and since then he has written several other books and stage plays. He has also written for television shows such as Rove (Ten Network) and The…

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Aug 25
The Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

The Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

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  In this series Lian Hearn follows the life of Takeo – the young man adopted by a Lord of the Otori clan to be his heir. The books are set in a fictional feudal Japan and depict an enormous power struggle between the many clan lords who rule the…

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Jul 28
The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

What if the Dark Lord won? The Mistborn is a trilogy written by Brandon Sanderson, the first in a trilogy of trilogies set in the same world. The books in the series are: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. It explores what would happen if the good…

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Jul 24
The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

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I am currently re-reading the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage to celebrate the release of the 6th book Darke. The first book in the series is Magyk, followed by Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren and Darke.  Jenna Heap is a young girl of eleven who lives with her adoptive family:…

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