Oct 30
The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

Reviews 1 ★★★★

A wonderful climax to a spellbinding trilogy, The High Lord lived up to all my expectations. It is a great culmination of Sonea’s adventures as the only slum dweller to be accepted into the ranks of the Magician’s Guild. Canavan’s storytelling is brilliant and makes it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in her characters. I especially loved Ceryani’s role in this novel, as it seemed very fitting to have Sonea’s childhood friend involved in the dangers she faces.

I feel the best aspect of the book is undoubtably the character development of Sonea and High Lord Akkarin. They...

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Oct 28
The Novice by Trudi Canavan

The Novice by Trudi Canavan

Reviews 1 ★★★★

The Novice follows immediately from The Magician’s Guild with Sonea’s acceptance into the ranks of the Guild. She struggles to find her place among the other novices who are sourced from the influential Houses of Imardin. One student in particular, Regin, takes exception to Sonea’s skills in magic and attempts…

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Oct 24
The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

Reviews 0

This is a light, entertaining book that I enjoyed reading. The action takes place mainly in the slums of Kyralia and the Magician’s Guild, both of which were wonderfully realised. While there wasn’t a strong sense of place in the book because only the two of these places was described…

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Oct 21

L.M. Montgomery

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There is such a place as fairyland – but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize…

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Oct 20
Prized by Caragh O’brien

Prized by Caragh O’brien

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Caragh O’brien is an American writer who has studied literature and creative writing. She currently teaches at a high school in Connecticut and has published many romance novels for adults. Birthmarked, the first book in the Birthmarked trilogy, is her first young adult novel. The second book in the series, Prized, is due for…

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Oct 20
Birthmarked by Caragh O’brien

Birthmarked by Caragh O’brien

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Caragh O’brien is an American writer who has studied literature and creative writing. She currently teaches at a high school in Connecticut and has published many romance novels for adults. Birthmarked, the first book in the Birthmarked trilogy, is her first young adult novel. The second book in the series, Prized,…

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Oct 17

George R. R. Martin

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We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of…

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Oct 17
Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

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Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden writes fantasy fiction under the pen name Robin Hobb. She also writes contemporary fiction as Megan Lindholm. Hobb is most famous for her novels set in The Realm of the Elderlings, including The Farseer Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, and, most recently, The Rain Wilds Chronicles. Dragon Haven is…

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