Tag: knights

Jan 23
Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell

Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell

Reviews 0 ★★

A quartet that should've been a trilogy, the Greatcoats series concludes with Tyrant's Throne, a repetitive, drawn-out mess that managed to make a war boring. The most ridiculous aspect of this book (and it was a struggle to pick one) is that none of the characters has learned anything. They face the same problems, make the same decisions, and wonder why they face the same failures. Falcio, in particular, continues to be an utter fool. There was little to no growth on his side, and in the end, his foolish outlook was rewarded. And the main conflict in the book...

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Dec 28
Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Reviews 0 ★★★

In Saint’s Blood, the third instalment of the Greatcoats series, our heroes Falcio, Kest and Brasti struggle to save their country from an ever-growing threat. Their enemies are smarter and stronger, the world is darker, and the stakes have never been higher. While enjoyable, this book felt repetitive and confused, and like the main characters, I mostly felt tired while reading it.

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Jan 20
The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Fell Sword is a great sequel to Cameron’s fantasy début The Red Knight, expanding the world and delving deeper into its history, introducing us to new characters and giving us the tools to understand our favourites better, farewelling a few characters, and most importantly, giving a glimpse into the grand scale of the five book Traitor Son cycle.

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Dec 11
Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Blood Will Follow is a solid second novel and I have enjoyed it. Fans of Gemmell will devour Kristjansson’s books, and I think they’re perfect for fantasy readers who are looking for something new to read. Vikings, mythology, politics, and swords – what could go wrong?

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Mar 12
Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

Reviews 5 ★★★★½

I haven’t loved a book this much in ages! Reminiscent of The Three Musketeers, humour, swordplay, intrigue and a hint of magic are carefully balanced in this fun and exciting début. The book is highly entertaining, full of adventure and lots of laughs.

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Feb 11
Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The things I know about Viking can be summed by Marvel comics and the two Thor movies. Basically, nothing. Swords of Good Men caught my eye because, at the time, I hadn’t heard of any other honest-to-goodness Viking-esque books around. It’s a brilliant, fast-paced début that I can see a…

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Jan 21
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Reviews 5 ★★★½

An impressive tale exploring the consequences of a revolution against a monarchy, Promise of Blood begins the story of the man who overthrows his King and is left to with a kingdom on the brink of war. I think it’s an admirable début, set in an impeccably created world and…

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Sep 16
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

Reviews 1 ★★★★

This is going to be a difficult book to review, because there were times I loved it, times I hated it, times I was absolutely engaged in the story and times when I was bored senseless. An ambitious début, The Red Knight uses the well-used tropes of medieval epic fantasy…

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Jan 04
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Brandon Sanderson never fails to deliver on amazing world building and I was, as usual, astounded by the level of detail he puts into his writing. Everything, including the speech, mannerisms and military styles of the kingdoms is meticulously described and self consistent. The world is rich in detail –…

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