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Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

June 24, 2014 Reviews 4 ★★★★½

Excellent books are rare. Excellent books with a protagonist you love to hate are rarer. And yet, here I am, absolutely enthralled by Prince of Fools, even as I want to jump inside the pages and kill Jalan.

The world is exquisite, the adventure heart-pumping, the characters well written and realistic. Prince of Fools is a book to love.

I really dislike Jalan. A cowardly, unthinking, and selfish waste of space, Prince Jalan Kendeth lacks morality and basic human decency. He drinks, gambles and wenches his way through life, barely stopping to take note of others. But he's written so...

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Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

May 7, 2014 Reviews 9 ★★★½

I recommend this book to those who enjoy high fantasy and are interested in reading a dark, blood-filled story that inverts common tropes of the genre (matriarchal society, dark powers and Saetan are good). A successful examination of what darkness in human nature really means, Daughter of the Blood showcases Bishop’s potential and sets up a highly successful series.

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North Star Guide Me Home by Jo Spurrier

North Star Guide Me Home by Jo Spurrier

May 1, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★★★

I always get sad when I finish a series, and I’ve loved Jo Spurrier’s Children of the Black Sun ever since I read the first book, Winter Be My Shield, so reading this book has been an emotional experience.

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Wall of Spears by Duncan Lay

Wall of Spears by Duncan Lay

February 28, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Wall of Spears is the culmination of the story which began with the elf Sendatsu uncovering a dangerous secret in Bridge of Swords. It follows our cast of characters as they struggle to broker peace between humans and elves, although their efforts lead them relentlessly into battle with Sumiko’s and…

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The Shadow’s Heart by K.J. Taylor

The Shadow’s Heart by K.J. Taylor

January 31, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

The exciting conclusion to The Risen Sun combines themes of redemption of karma into a riveting book full of action, tragedy, and displaced loyalties. The Shadow’s Heart rounds out the story which began five books ago with The Dark Griffin and won’t fail to enchant readers anew. Laela, Queen of…

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Interview with Jennifer Fallon

Interview with Jennifer Fallon

October 18, 2013 Bookish 3

Hi guys! Jennifer Fallon, acclaimed Australian author and all-round awesome lady, has kindly agreed to an interview to celebrate the release of Reunion, the third book in the Rift Runners series: 1. Has it been emotional to finish off the Rift Runners series? Do you think you will eventually return…

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The Dark Divide by Jennifer Fallon

The Dark Divide by Jennifer Fallon

October 15, 2013 Reviews 0

Following almost immediately from the end of The Undivided, The Dark Divide builds upon the rich and complex landscape Fallon created in the first book and introduces us to an alternate reality where the Japanese rule over much of the world (including Ireland). The brothers Ren and Darragh are divided;…

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The Shadowed Throne by K.J. Taylor

The Shadowed Throne by K.J. Taylor

August 23, 2013 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

Taylor’s gorgeous writing hooks me again! The Shadowed Throne is impeccably plotted and wonderfully told, figuratively carrying me away into another land. I’m not sure I’ll survive the wait until the concluding volume of the series. Since the groundwork was beautifully laid out in the previous title, The Shadow’s Heir,…

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The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold by Peter V. Brett

The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold by Peter V. Brett

July 7, 2013 Reviews 2 ★★★★

These two short stories take place within the time frame of The Painted Man and almost read like outtakes from the novel. But Brett has ensured that each is self-contained, although its place within a larger framework in never in doubt. Of the two, Brayan’s Gold is my favourite, so…

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Black Sun Light My Way by Jo Spurrier

Black Sun Light My Way by Jo Spurrier

July 2, 2013 Reviews 1 ★★★★★

This book should be entitled “The Impossible Choices Plaguing my Favourite Characters, and the Heartache that Ensues.” Sierra, Isidro, Cam, Mira and Rasten were all put through so much throughout Black Sun Light My Way, it was kind of a relief when the book ended! I thought the strongest element…

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The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett

The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett

June 11, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Peter V. Brett said he has no problem with this review appearing in fuchsia. So, here it is, in all its pink glory. Why has it taken me so long to read the second instalment of The Demon Cycle? I loved The Painted Man, I ended it eager to start…

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