Publisher: DAW Books

Book Review : The Dream Gatherer

Book Review : The Dream Gatherer

The Dream Gatherer is a novella of three short stories, two of which directly relate to the world of Green Rider. The Dream Gatherer was released as a 20th anniversary celebration of the Green Rider series, and includes illustrations as well as the backstory on how the Green Rider series came to be. While the backstory was interesting and the stories mildly diverting, I think calling it “a must for […]

Posted September 3, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Reread Review : Firebrand

Reread Review : Firebrand

After the disappointment that was Mirror Sight, I was relieved to move onto Firebrand, which I remembered as being a pretty solid entry in the Green Rider series. Thank goodness, that my memory did not prove wrong in this case, and I found that Firebrand was a much more enjoyable read than the last few entries in the series. Despite being somewhat of a mixed bag, I found that characters […]

Posted August 30, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Reread Review : Blackveil

Reread Review : Blackveil

Blackveil is the follow up to The High King’s Tomb, and though I found it more enjoyable than its predecessor, it was still plagued with a lot of the same problems—“telling” instead of “showing,” bad pacing, and strangely dark events for a young adult fantasy. But what is most awful in Blackveil is the truly horrendous romances that have completely surpassed my suspension of disbelief. Despite all of this, I […]

Posted August 23, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Wise Man’s Fear

Book Review : The Wise Man’s Fear

Personally, I liked the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicles, Name of the Wind, better. It was tightly edited, started with a hugely tragic event that would shape young Kvothe’s journey into a legend and only heightened from there. In contrast, The Wise Man’s Fear spends too much time on events that seem either completely unnecessary or like they could be in an entirely different book or novella. As a result, […]

Posted October 25, 2017 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Favorite Books
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Book Review : Firebrand

Book Review : Firebrand

I felt like I was the only Green Rider fan who wasn’t crazy about this book. This book made me question whether I, and not the book, was the problem. Don’t get me wrong, I was happy to revisit Karigan back in Sacoridia, but it felt like the earlier entry in the series, “Mirror Sight” hung over my head at every page. And when Karigan couldn’t get over those events […]

Posted April 3, 2017 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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