A fun read with an ending that didn't quite satisfy. However, Duncan delights anyway with a likeable main character and enough twists to keep things interesting.
Lord of the Fire Lands by Dave Duncan continues the story begun in The Gilded Chain and ends with a twist that so surprised me I didn't wait long to pick up the next in the series. Duncan continues to impress!
A 4 rocket rating gets marked down to 3 due to the excessive typos. Otherwise, Blackguards is a rich collection of dastardly tales full of rogues, thieves, and assassins.
Shadow's Son is akin to a blockbuster summer movie that almost works. It's good entertainment, but won't leave you hungry for more.
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.
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.
This final book in the A Man of His Word series should have ended with a bang. Instead, it was barely a fizzle. A good series, but not great, and not one I would say is a must-read.
If you’re looking for a collection that leans more towards the classic style of Lovecraft then I think Acolytes of Cthulhu is a worthy addition to your TBR list.
A high quality collection of short stories with a uniquely evil perspective.
"War. Magic. A lover's betrayal. A dark secret lies beneath them all."
So begins a tale of mystery and intrigue and some seriously powerful magic.
A story that is epic in scope is hampered by too many weak characters.
While the fantastic tech is no less prevalent in this second book in the Graven series, the storytelling and character development are ratcheted up a few notches to make this an exciting, bold read.
Genre defying, truly mind-blowing technology, and a revenge plot where it doesn't seem anyone can really win. This book has a little bit of everything.
A lighthearted take on kaijus with minimal character and story development. Still, it may be a good read as long as you aren't expecting anything too serious.