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Book Review : Gods of the Wyrdwood

Book Review : Gods of the Wyrdwood

Gods of the Wyrdwood is an interesting and rather dark fantasy novel. I was immediately intrigued by the concept of the novel, which involved competing gods and a malevolent forest, and I was not disappointed. The novel has solid world-building, complex characters, and an amazing twist ending.    Admittedly, when I first dug into Gods of the Wyrdwood, it took me a little while to get used to the writing […]

Posted June 1, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Blighted Stars

Book Review : The Blighted Stars

    Alien meets Mexican Gothic.   Main characters Tarquin Mercator and Naira Sharp are trapped on a dead planet (which was supposed to be a replacement for Earth), after having to abandon their spaceship, which has much bigger problems than just a malfunctioning AI. The atmospheric horror of this silent dead planet, the crew growing mysteriously sick and emotionally unstable, and strange creatures lurking in the dark makes for […]

Posted May 1, 2023 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Book Review: Elder Race

Book Review: Elder Race

Elder Race is the first work of author Adrian Tchaikovsky I’ve ever read. Judging from the blurb of the novella, I was expecting more of a fantasy story, with a twist. However, I quickly found that there was much more to this classic tale of the princess asking the hermit wizard to save the day, and that the story was definitely more of a take on a science fiction.   […]

Posted November 9, 2021 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction
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Book Review : The Bone Shard Emperor

Book Review : The Bone Shard Emperor

The Bone Shard Emperor is the follow up to the superb The Bone Shard Daughter , one of my favorite books of last year. I was highly anticipating this sequel, and the return to its unique world, interesting magic system, complex characters, and absolutely adorable mythological creatures. The Bone Shard Emperor is a worthy follow up to its predecessor, with the stakes much higher for all of the characters involved, […]

Posted October 1, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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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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