Aug 01

Perfect Shadow

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Perfect Shadow

Discover the origins of Durzo Blint in this original novella set in the world of Brent Weeks’ New York Times bestselling Night Angel trilogy.

“I got a bit of prophecy,” the old assassin said. “Not enough to be useful, you know. Just glimpses. My wife dead, things like that to keep me up late at night …”

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Jul 30

Brandon Sanderson

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Calling Wot derivative of Tolkien is like calling Tolkien derivative of Beowulf. True, but missing the point entirely. Brandon on Twitter – 30 March 2010 2:37 pm Brandon Sanderson is a high fantasy author. His works include the Mistborn trilogy, The Stromlight Archive saga and stand alone novels Elantris and Warbreaker. He was also chosen to continue the epic…

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Jul 28
The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

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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 26

What is speculative fiction?

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I started this blog with the intention of doing two things: Documenting the books I read and sharing them with others Conducting a genre study for Speculative Fiction Most people who have read the blog always ask one thing: what IS speculative fiction? A quick Google search proved useless on…

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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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Jul 21

Matthew Reilly

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For whatever reason, fantasy fiction has settled into the quasi-medieval, with magic, wizards and all that. I think it’s more than that, it’s magic grounded in a certain logic. It creates rules. You can’t just have magic to zap you out of trouble whenever you need it. ~ Matthew Reilly…

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