Book Reviews

Kings of the Wyld
by Nicholas Eames

Great premise but a failure to deliver on well developed characters and a storyline that fell back onto child antics too often left a bitter taste in my mouth on this one.

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The Winter of the Witch
by Katherine Arden

It's never easy saying goodbye to such engaging characters, but I was left with a satisfying conclusion and the fulfillment of many character arcs so I'm happy.

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Perilous Seas
by Dave Duncan

Perilous Seas accelerates the pace of the series with some of the best storytelling and character development to date.

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Faery Lands Forlorn
by Dave Duncan

Overall a slow read with some confusing plotlines which is saved by some good character building and the promise of the larger story forming for our two main characters.

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Magic Casement
by Dave Duncan

A slow start to the series with minimal character development, I'm nevertheless giving this one three rockets because it does build a good foundation for the remainder of the series.

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A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
by T. Kingfisher

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking is the kind of lightheartedness we all need a little of right now.

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Of Blood and Honey
by Stina Leicht

Of Blood and Honey is perhaps the most literary urban fantasy book I’ve read in recent memory. Don't let the "fey and the fallen" subtitle fool you, either. There's a lot of grit here and characters who may surprise you if you let them.

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Memnon
by Scott Oden

Historical fiction at its best. Memnon is a character that history knows so little about, yet Oden breathes a spectacular life into him and has written a superb book.

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The Bard’s Blade
by Brian D. Anderson

Sometimes a book just doesn’t work; this is one of those times. The Bard’s Blade may be the beginning of an exciting epic fantasy adventure for some, but I’m concluding my foray into this series with this first book.