Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

I had heard a lot about this book before I started so I was a little anxious that it wouldn’t live up to the hype. I am very pleased to say that it most definitely did. It begins with our only POV, Thomas Senlin, about to arrive at the Tower of Babel with his new …

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

So we start off pretty much exactly where we left off after Words of Radiance. Urithiru has been found, Radiants have been revealed and the end is nigh. I won’t go into too much detail here about the plot because most of the Fantasy community is aware of Stormlight and also for fear of spoilers. …

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson

A nice little novella which is set in between Stormlight 2 and 3. It follows Lift who has a minor role in the interludes in the main Stormlight books. I like the character but I am still not fond of her constant use of ‘awesome’. It is too American in the context and always takes …

The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley

I’d read a review of this on Goodreads and the premise had me intrigued. It is a standalone story of a Golem, told primarily from his point of view. At the beginning of the story he is already 400 years old and spent most of that time in war. He is tired and jaded of …

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

The third book sees Harry Dresden, Wizard face off against even greater odds. I won’t say what he’s up against as that would be spoilers but there were a few times I was wondering how the hell he would get out of it. The story starts off with a plague of ghosts infecting Chicago and …

The Power by Naomi Alderman

A very interesting book. The basic premise is that women suddenly begin to manifest a type of electricity through their body that they can then discharge as they wish. This has profound impact on society as women become the ‘stronger’ sex. Roles are reversed, there are revolutions, men first demonstrations etc. It is also strangely …

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

Another very solid book, I think I preferred it to the first book. This book, as you may guess from the title, revolves around werewolves. We have a series of gruesome murders, which all lead Harry to a mad series of situations with different groups of the aforementioned werewolves. We have the same cast of …

Storm Front By Jim Butcher

I’d heard a lot of things about this series, it’s often mentioned as the best urban fantasy around so I thought I’d finally give it a go. I’d also heard that the series doesn’t really get going until the third book so my expectations weren’t too high. It centers around a wizard PI called Harry …

The Master of Whitestorm by Janny Wurts

A somewhat strange book. Describing it it seems to be like a RPG game, where our protagonist completes tasks, each getting harder and more implausible as it continues. We start the story from the viewpoint of a slave on a ship where he is shackled beside our hero. Apparently he’s been a slave for five …

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Well that was a very enjoyable read. I’ve been in a bit of a reading funk for a while now so to get totally immersed in a book again was nice. It’s set in a pretty depressing future about 30 years from now. Due to a global energy and environmental crisis the world is a …

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