Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn

So this is the first part of a trilogy of books set around one thousand years before the main Star Wars timeline. It follows the story of Dessel, born and raised a miner in a world where the workers are basically indentured slaves to a corporation. It is on the fringes of the Republic and …

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Not quite sure what to make of that. Guy Montag is a firefighter, but in this world it means starting fires rather than putting them out. In this dystopian future, all novels are banned and anyone found with books are taken away and their house and all their possessions are set on fire. He seems …

Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings

Great end to the series. So all the buildup, prophecies etc were all leading up to here and honestly, it was quite satisfying. We finally get to meet Torak and learn what it was all about and it was pretty cool. The actual dual was shorter than I remember but everything before and after makes …

Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings

In some ways this felt the weakest of the books so far though it was still very enjoyable. The last book ended very abruptly and so this one starts off exactly at that point. Garion and company are dealing with the consequences of that encounter and are fleeing back towards safety. Actually this book is …

Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings

Another great entry though suffers a bit due to the main story still not progressing much until the end. This is still basically a travelogue on the search for the Orb. Our cast is only added to by two characters in this one, Relg the religious zealot and right at the end Taiba, an escaped …

Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings

A brilliant continuation of the series. This is really just one big story with minor climaxes to each part. We start pretty much where we left off in the last book. It is almost a travelogue of various kingdoms again where the party are following the trail of the orb and also warning the various …

Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

Still probably my favourite comfort read series. So this story pretty much hits every fantasy cliche straight on the head, but it nails it. Garion is a farmboy who grows up in the farm’s kitchen with his Aunt Pol who is in charge of running it. The farm is occasionally visited by an itinerary storyteller …

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

It definitely feels a bit less polished than his later novels but it’s still a great read. Set around a city in which random people undergo a transformation and become essentially zombies, this story follows three different people: Raoden, the heir to the throne who wakes up to find out the transformation has happened to …

Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson

So this is a very interesting, cosmere heavy little novella. I won’t go into any details as it would be very spoilery but I really recommend reading this after the original Mistborn trilogy. It will ruin a little surprise at the end of book 6 I think, but I read it then and I’ll be …

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

What an end, even on a reread. Set around a year after the events of the previous book, things are looking even worse now than they had been. The mists are staying later every day and ash fall is increasing, so this means that food is getting almost impossible to grow and supplies are going …

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