The Lyre Thief is the first in a new trilogy, set in Jennifer Fallon’s lands of Medalon, Hythria and Fardohnya. High-stakes political fantasy is woven together with family drama and a touch of romance, and even though I haven’t read any of Jennifer’s previous series, I really enjoyed this book…. Read more »
This is my review for the second book in the Medoran Chronicles. You may wish to read my review of book one, Akarnae, instead.
The Impossible Quest is a five-part epic fantasy series for middle-grade readers from accomplished Aussie author, Kate Forsyth. Four children escape from Wolfhaven Castle when it is attacked by a neighbouring Lord. They must embark on a quest to wake the sleeping heroes and free the castle, rescuing their families… Read more »
The creatures of the Impetus inspire emotions in humans such as comedy, wisdom or fear, but are not able to experience emotions themselves. They bring humans to their realm as servants, sometimes willingly but other times, as slaves. When Diana, an ordinary human girl, finds a mysterious… Read more »
A Western film set in a desert with an Arabian feel, supernatural beings hiding in the shadows and a Prince out to take back a kingdom. Rebel of the Sands is a mashup of many types of story, but it works. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I… Read more »
The Waer of the Gwydhan Valley live peacefully, keeping their sheep and crops with thanks to their small gods. But when young waer Lowell Sencha finds a woman washed up on the riverbank, trouble is about to descend on the quiet valley and its people. Waer is far from a… Read more »
Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War was released just before the launch of Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft‘s fifth expansion, and coincided with a scenario in-game in which players take part in the major battle from either the Alliance (Theramore’s Fall) or Horde (Theramore’s Fall) sides. By the way, if you’re… Read more »
This is a review for the second book in the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, and so contains mild spoilers for book one. You may wish to read my review for A Crucible of Souls instead.
A slave population, denied reading and writing. A girl, taken from her island home as a girl and chosen to be trained as Tutor to the royal family. A prince, wishing to be a better man than he perceives his father to be. The premise of Sword and Verse sounded… Read more »
A society of werewolves and other paranormal creatures in Scotland, in New Zealand and around the world – sound a bit familiar? Who’s Afraid? is certainly similar to other paranormal stories in some ways, but has more heart than many I’ve read. Tommi Grayson lives in Dundee, Scotland. After her… Read more »