The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

We start off here immediately after where we finished the first book. Valyn and Kaden are together and Adare is still in the capital, though with the knowledge she gained at the end. From here our protagonists split up again and continue to find more pieces of the puzzle as to what the hell is …

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

This book took me somehow both a long and short time to read it. I started it October last year and only just finished it the other day. This was mainly due to life and other books distracting me. Actual reading time was fairly quick, I’d say I read it over 4-5 days which is …

Watchmen by Alan Moore

My first ever graphic novel. I’d seen the film and from what I remember it was a fairly faithful adaption apart from the end. It starts with a murder and the follow up by a ‘superhero’ called Rorschach. It’s set it an alternative 1980’s and it’s a pretty dark world. It’s on the verge of …

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

This is a new retelling of Scandinavian Mythology. It follows the familiar pattern from origin myths to Ragnarok. Most of the stories follow Odin, Thor and Loki as there is the most material on them according to the author. I always loved reading about these myths when I was a kid, more so than the …

Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr

That was a surprisingly good book. It’s set in a Celtic/Gallic kind of alternate world in a fairly primitive society. Nobles and lords might only a have a few men at arms and a large battle involves only a few hundred people. It is quite cool to see these small scale battles rather than ones …

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

This should be a 5 star book. It has so many amazing moments, pretty much from Malfoy Manor onwards. The battle of Hogwarts is spectacular and heartbreaking. I much prefer the final duel between Harry and Voldemort in this compared to the movie version. No stupid special effects, no long drawn out battle. It feels …

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

I remember thinking this book was just okay when I read it before but I really enjoyed it this time around. The whole horcrux thing is brilliant and the chasing of clues through memories was a great way to do it. For quite a big book it feels much smaller as it is very well …

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Another great entry in the series. I really appreciate what the author did with this series, the first book is rather simple but the story progresses and grows darker and more complicated with each entry. Harry is quite annoying in this story but to be honest he’s a young teenager so it’s fairly accurate. We …

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

This book is where I always feel the story really gets going. The larger world starts to come into play and we see that things are not all rosy in Harry Potter universe. We’ve already seen the discrimination that can be put on muggleborn (though it’s often overlooked that this whole world looks down upon …

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