Category: Reviews

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

October 30, 2011 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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The Novice by Trudi Canavan

The Novice by Trudi Canavan

October 28, 2011 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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The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

October 24, 2011 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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Prized by Caragh O’brien

Prized by Caragh O’brien

October 20, 2011 Reviews 0

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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Birthmarked by Caragh O’brien

Birthmarked by Caragh O’brien

October 20, 2011 Reviews 0

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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Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb

October 17, 2011 Reviews 0

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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The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

October 16, 2011 Reviews 0

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,…

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Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

October 10, 2011 Reviews 0

Becca Fitzpatrick is an American author who writes young adult fiction. She is best known for writing the Hush, Hush saga, of which the first book  (Hush, Hush) debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She states on her webpage that her husband enrolled her in a writing class on her 24th birthday, and it was in…

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Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

October 10, 2011 Reviews 0

Becca Fitzpatrick is an American author who writes young adult fiction. She is best known for writing the Hush, Hush saga, of which the first book  (Hush, Hush) debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She states on her webpage that her husband enrolled her in a writing class on her 24th birthday, and it was in…

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Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

October 9, 2011 Reviews 0

Becca Fitzpatrick is an American author who writes young adult fiction. She is best known for writing the Hush, Hush saga, of which the first book  (Hush, Hush) debuted as a New York Times bestseller. She states on her webpage that her husband enrolled her in a writing class on…

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The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

October 6, 2011 Reviews 0 ★★★½

This is a wonderfully woven tale that centres on the politics in the Emperor’s court. The story is told from the view of four major characters: Prince Sarmin, who has been imprisoned all his life as insurance in case his brother, Emperor Beyon, leaves no heir; Mesema, a plains-woman from…

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