Tag: fantasy

Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

Review: A Crucible of Souls, Mitchell Hogan

If you’d like to listen to a short clip of the audiobook version of Crucible of Souls, you can listen here on Soundcloud. The audiobook is available via Audible. Caldan is an orphan, living at an island-bound monastery and learning with privileged rich children. Nearing the end of his schooling… Read more »

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Review: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

Review: Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

  Where to begin with this review? There is so much to say about this book! Philippa and I had a chat soon after she finished it to try and put together a joint review, since we have both re-read the whole series over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately… Read more »

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Review: The Red Sun by Alane Adams

Review: The Red Sun by Alane Adams

I’ve been struggling a little bit with middle grade reads of late and this one was no exception.  While it took me quite awhile to get into the story after getting through a hefty chunk of the book I was quite intrigued to see how this one went and finished… Read more »

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Review: Prince of Fools, Mark Lawrence

Review: Prince of Fools, Mark Lawrence

– A quest across an almost-familiar Europe to break a curse and rescue a Viking’s family. Some grisly battle scenes but the characters are just awesome! “I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them… Read more »

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Review: In Search of Lost Dragons, Elian Black’Mor

Review: In Search of Lost Dragons, Elian Black’Mor

A beautiful book full of paintings, sketches, old-looking photographs and other assorted bits and pieces relating to Black’Mor’s journey around the world, in search of mysterious creatures. In Search of Lost Dragons was originally published in French in three separate parts, but has now been combined and translated into English and presented… Read more »

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Review: Half a War, Joe Abercrombie

Review: Half a War, Joe Abercrombie

War has arrived in Throvenland and the young princess Skara has been left the only one able to speak for its future. But can the remaining people of Throvenland plus the armies of Vansterland and Gettland, with their uneasy truce, hope to defeat the combined forces of the High King?… Read more »

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Review: The Novice, Taran Matharu

Review: The Novice, Taran Matharu

– An enjoyable YA fantasy involving demon summoners in a Tolkien-esque world. What’s not to like? Fletcher is an apprentice blacksmith. One day, he is given a strange old book by a passing salesman and suddenly discovers a hidden power. It’s a common trope, and in this case it’s the… Read more »

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