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Barry’s Bloody Books

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

  • The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

    3rd Feb 2023 by

    Took me a while to get into it but I ended up enjoying it. We start with Yaz living on the ice with her family and tribe. There is a ritual that all kids have to go through twice, where they are tested by a priest and if they are not deemed strong enough they… Read more

  • The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson

    30th Jan 2023 by

    A very Cosmere heavy book, but a good conclusion to this series. A few years have passed since the events of the previous book. Wax is now in politics and Maresi and Wayne are both still working for the police. The threat of civil war is getting bigger, along with potential conflict with the southern… Read more

  • The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

    27th Jan 2023 by

    Still good on a re-read though still lacks some of the epicness of his other series. There is the threat of civil war in the air as the cities outside of Elendil resent the taxes and controls that are imposed on them. Wax is on a mission to track down his uncle and bring down… Read more

  • Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson

    20th Jan 2023 by

    Very fast paced, though not quite as good as I remembered. Not too long has passed since the events of the previous book. Wax is now a kind of unofficial officer to the Elendil police force whereas Maresi works for them properly. Wayne just kind of hangs around being annoying. When a threat to the… Read more

  • Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch

    19th Jan 2023 by

    Oh wow that ending, didn’t see it coming! Various cases and threads lead Peter and Leslie to think that there is something going on with the Faceless Man and a block of towers in Elephant and Castle. What it is they don’t really know but they decide to go undercover and see what they can… Read more

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