The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons

This book upped the ante even more if that is possible. Told in a similar manner to the previous books, it starts with Kihrin and Thurvishar recovering after some major event of which we nothing at the start. The story is then unfolded from the end of the second book until this scene at the …

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

Didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book but it was still a good read. The ‘present’ part of this book is set three days after the events of the first book, however the vast majority is flashbacks from a few years before the events of the first book and gradually overlapping those events …

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Unusual story setup but I enjoyed every minute of this. So this tells the story of Kihrin, the son of a musician in a brothel, who also works part time as a thief. At the start of the book he is in a jail cell and is being forced to recount his story to the …

Lost Acre by Andrew Caldecott

Overall a brilliant read, though slightly let down by the very end. Last book of the series so can’t really go into too much detail. Let’s just say that all the characters have to deal with the consequences of the end of the last book and things get even more weird and mysterious. Most of …

Wyntertide by Andrew Caldecott

In some ways I have even less of an idea of what’s going on, but not in a bad way. A couple of months have passed since the events of the first book. Things appear to have settled back to normal but there are signs that this is more the calm before the storm than …

Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

An unusual mix of history and cosmic horror. The premise of this is that during the height of segregation in the American south in the early part of the twentieth century, the Ku Klux Klan are secretly being controlled by monsters called Ku Klux’s who feed on human’s hate and pain. Fighting them are monster …

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

More of a fairytale than a science fiction book but entertaining. Set in Ghana in the near future, it tells the story of Sankofa who gains mysterious powers that can cause massive destruction and death. We find out how she came to get the powers and her wanderings around Ghana, first trying to find a …

The Buried Giant by Kazou Ishiguro

Wasn’t expecting to enjoy that as much as I did. Set sometime in the ‘Dark Ages’ of Britain, this is the story of Axl and Beatrice, an older couple, who set out to find their son who’ve not seen in a long time who apparently leaves in a village nearby. Along the way they are …

Servant of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts

Much more expansive than the first one but still great. There’s a bit of a time gap from the first book but I think it’s only a few months. Mara is buying some slaves and ends up buying some Midkemian slaves which includes Kevin who ends up becoming integral to the story. The rest of …

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

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 …

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