Publisher: Tor Books

Book Review : The House of Always

Book Review : The House of Always

The House of Always picks up right where its predecessor, The Memory of Souls left off. Unfortunately, I found that the title of the novel was a bit too fitting as I found this latest entry in A Chorus of Dragons to be eternal. The House of Always displays the worst usage of the author’s nontraditional storytelling methods and perspective jumping, with characters taking turns using telepathy to show the […]

Posted September 14, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Under the Whispering Door

Book Review : Under the Whispering Door

When I heard that the author of the resplendent and charming The House in the Cerulean Sea had written another novel, I didn’t skip a beat requesting it on NetGalley. And Under the Whispering Door is certainly a worthy follow up to the novel that surprised me with its beautiful story. Even if doesn’t quite reach the perfection of the previous novel, Under the Whispering Door has the same unique […]

Posted June 14, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : She Who Became the Sun

Book Review : She Who Became the Sun

She Who Became the Sun is astonishingly, a debut novel, written by Shelley Parker-Chan, which feels like a Chinese historical drama, complete with all the political scheming and social climbing, and combined with interesting fantasy elements. But the real beauty of She Who Became the Sun is the characters. My god, are these characters developed, nuanced, and complex. The pain these characters feel emotionally is absolutely palpable, touching, and makes […]

Posted June 7, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : Elvenbane

Book Review : Elvenbane

I’m going to be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with Mercedes Lackey’s work. I usually end up loving her fantasy series, but I struggle so much with all of her endless description! And Elvenbane was certainly no exception to this rule, even though it was written with another esteemed author, Andre Norton. Unfortunately, that same never-ending description, along with other writing choices, as well as the heavier content of […]

Posted June 1, 2021 in Uncategorized
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Book Review : The Blacktongue Thief

Book Review : The Blacktongue Thief

I was initially very intrigued by The Blacktongue Thief, with its wisecracking narrator thief and female warrior character who can summon a freaking battle raven. The story takes place in a world filled with goblins, giants, and is ruled by a a guild from the shadows. Where their reach starts and stops no one quite knows, all main character Kinch knows is that he owes them some serious debts, and […]

Posted May 10, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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