Tag: knights

Jan 20
The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

Reviews 0 ★★★★

The Red Knight and his company have left Lissen Carak - which is still reeling from the war against the Wild - and are travelling to Liviapolis for their next commission: the Emperor of Morea has hired them for a small job and offered his daughter, the princess, as payment. But the Company soon find themselves fighting to save the empire from the Emperor's traitorous cousin who has taken the Emperor prisoner, leaving the princess to style herself Empress and seize control.

I've really enjoyed this book, but I think that readers who struggled with The Red Knight probably won't...

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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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