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Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell

Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien de Castell

January 23, 2021 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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Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

Saint’s Blood by Sebastien de Castell

December 28, 2020 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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Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

December 26, 2020 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Knight’s Shadow is a darker, more twisted tale than Traitor’s Blade, but I thoroughly enjoyed where de Castell is taking his heroes. A highly entertaining read that I recommend to those who enjoy a good adventure.

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The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

January 20, 2015 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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Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

Blood Will Follow by Snorri Kristjansson

December 11, 2014 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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Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

March 12, 2014 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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Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

February 11, 2014 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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Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

January 21, 2014 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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The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

September 16, 2013 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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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

January 4, 2012 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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