The Vorrh by Brian Catling

A very strange and odd book. There is no real plot as such, and there are an awful lot of different characters to keep track of, and of which there is not much connection between them. One character, Muybridge, seems to be entirely separate from all the others and has absolutely no connection to the …

The Unholy Consult by R Scott Bakker

It’s difficult to review this book. Honestly I’m still not totally sure what happened in certain parts of the book, particularly towards the end. However there is one thing to be said, it is epic, and I mean that in all senses of the word. A lot of questions are answered, things I’ve been wondering about …

The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams

A novella chronicling the flight of the Norns after the battle at the end of the original trilogy. I really enjoyed reading things from a Norn POV, it made a welcome change. Was also good to spend more time with Isgrimmer. Again well written with maybe some hints as to what will happen in the …

To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams

Another fairly slow burn of a book though unfortunately it felt like the end was kind of rushed. I did enjoy this but to be honest I felt the end was kind of anti-climatic, it all ended a bit too easily. I do enjoy the author’s writing style, yes it’s dense but it’s so descriptive …

Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams

This book definitely suffers from middle child syndrome. After I finished it I realised that nothing much happened, it was basically a travelogue. However I still enjoyed it, there is something nice about the slow unfolding of events. The viewpoint of the series has expanded, Simon is still the main character with the most chapters …

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

I really enjoyed this book. Yes the start is slow but I thought that was good, it set the scene for what life was like before it all starts changing. The language is dense and descriptive and sometimes it seems to almost get in the way but it bothered me no more than reading Tolkien …

Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb

I don’t have a lot to say about this. It was the end I kind of expected, not as I would have wished it, which I think is one of the main themes throughout all the series. It was still beautiful. Some of the smaller story-lines felt a little rushed and probably needed more time …

Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Another amazing chapter in the Realm of the Elderlings saga. This book is much faster paced than the previous one but still manages to pack the emotional punch. I think this entry has one of my favorite moments (maybe two) in the whole series, those moments when I’ll be in that wonderful anticipation mode during …

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

I have basically grown up with Fitz. I was a teenager reading the Farseer trilogy and now in my late thirties reading this. I mention this as I identify with him quite a bit even though I have lived a vastly different life. I feel for Fitz so much, he tries but makes so many …

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

So this is the last book in the Shades of Magic trilogy, and though I feel personally that each book didn’t quite match what went before I still really enjoyed this book. It was a slow start but the pace and action did increase in tempo and I feel we actually started to see some …

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