Barry’s Bloody Books

A wander through the world of speculative fiction where I look at all things fun and fantastical…

  • Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts

    17th Jan 2022 by

    Mara has to be one of my all time favourite protagonists. Brilliant book. So we start with Mara about to undergo her rites of admission to a religious order. However due to circumstances out of her control, this is interrupted and she becomes Ruling Lady of the Acoma and is thrust into survival to both… Read more

  • Polgara the Sorceress by David and Leigh Eddings

    13th Jan 2022 by

    Parts of it were great but far too much repetition of events. So after the ‘biography’ we had of Belgarath, we now have the same for Polgara. The same pretence is used in that Ce’Nedra wants to get the full story as she thought that Belgarath had left too much out of his so she… Read more

  • Belgarath the Sorcerer by David and Leigh Eddings

    23rd Dec 2021 by

    A great story that expands on events referenced in the main books though it has its flaws. The framing of the book is that Garion and Durnik basically badger Belgarath into writing his memoirs and it is in this style that it is written. It’s all told from his POV with lots of snide comments… Read more

  • Seeress of Kell by David Eddings

    9th Dec 2021 by

    Great end to the series, all wrapped up and tied with a bow satisfactorily. Again there’s no time jump here, we’re straight into the action from where we left off. The endgame is almost in sight and there are just a couple more places to go before the meeting at the Place Which is No… Read more

  • Sorceress of Darshiva by David Eddings

    1st Dec 2021 by

    Great continuation of the series. Again there’s no time jump here, we start immediately where we left off. There’s a few POV’s from familiar characters in other parts of the world before going back to Garion and the gang for the rest of the book. Here we get to explore Melcene and then move on… Read more

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