Book Review: A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Summary: Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger. The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Starless by Jacqueline Carey

Summary: Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiel’s Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces us to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last page is turned. Let your mind be like the eye... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Kingshold

Many, many years ago, the revered scribe J.R.R. Tolkien wrote "Not all who wander are lost." Wise he may have been, but he apparently never traveled with me. While our trip north was much less eventful than our trip south, I still had to spend most of Sunday in Bowling Green, KY, coping with a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers

Disclaimer: Thanks for Wunderkind PR for providing a copy of the book for review. This did not affect my opinion of the book in any way. The Song of All is the debut novel of author Tina LeCount Myers. It's an epic fantasy inspired by Scandinavian indigenous culture. From Goodreads: On the forbidding fringes of... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Finishing up Song, Nevernight, diving into The Poppy War and Full Moon

So I have an odd reading week ahead of me in that most of these books are not things I normally would have picked up just by browsing, but I'm branching out and trying to expand my reading horizons a bit. I'm almost finished up with The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers. So far... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin's Quest is the final book in the Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (but not the last book in this story overall--that continues in The Liveship Traders, the next trilogy in her Realm of the Elderlings series). It continues the story of FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard born of the former heir to the Farseer throne, assassin,... Continue Reading →

This Week in Reading: Finishing up Fitz, Zombies, Fairytale Re-tellings, and Finnish-inspired Epic Fantasy

I'm still finishing up Assassin's Quest but the good news is I only have about 150 pages left, and I'm also really enjoying this one. I finally hit a stride with it late last week into the weekend. I have to say, I like Fitz's character much more in this third book. I do have... Continue Reading →

New Arrivals!

Picked up a few new books in the last week or so. The Song of All by Tina LeCount Myers sounded really intriguing to me so I decided to take a chance on it when offered a copy for review purposes. Description: A former warrior caught between gods and priests must fight for the survival... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott

Poisoned Blade is the second book in Kate Elliott's YA trilogy, Court of Fives. This trilogy follows Jessamy, a young girl born in a land called Efea which was conquered and consequently colonized by the Saroese from across the sea many generations before. She is the daughter of a famous Patron (of Saroese origins) general... Continue Reading →

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