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Jan 24
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

It was great to return to Scandrial and the Mistborn universe in this novel, which shows how the planet has changed over three hundred years. Religions and cults have formed around the lenegendary figures of the original trilogy, and technology has progressed greatly over the years. The development of the technology allows for the interesting experience of reading about magic co-existing with steam trains.

Sanderson's books being famous for their world building, The Alloy of Law is unique in that there isn't much world building in it. The world and its magics have been explained in the prequel trilogy, and...

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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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Dec 14
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Inheritance certainly delivers as the long awaited ending to the Inheritance Cycle. The final battle with Galbatorix and the fate of Alagaësia following it is examined well in the book, and I never felt the ending was forced. There were a few surprises when I was reading the book, but that’s…

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Oct 30
The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan

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…

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Oct 28
The Novice by Trudi Canavan

The Novice by Trudi Canavan

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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Oct 24
The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

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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Sep 12
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Reading Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy spurred me to read his earlier works. Elantris is his debut novel (released in 2005), and I found it to be every bit as engaging and wonderful as I expected. High Priest Hrathen of Shu Derethi, the militaristic religion underlying the power of Fjorden, is…

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Aug 30
The Broken Well Trilogy by Sam Bowring

The Broken Well Trilogy by Sam Bowring

Reviews 1 ★★★★½

Sam Bowring is a writer and comedian living in Sydney, Australia. He published his first book, Sir Joshua and the Unprofessional Dragon, at 19, and since then he has written several other books and stage plays. He has also written for television shows such as Rove (Ten Network) and The…

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Jul 28
The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

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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