Keeper of the Keys by Janny Wurts

Didn’t hold my interest as much as the first book. This starts off immediately after the events of the first one. Jaric and Taen have recovered the keys but Jaric is still trying everything he can possible think of to not do the cycle of fire and become like his father. What follows are these …

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Wow, I just enjoyed that so much, it’s a beautiful book. Piranesi (not his name, he’s not sure what it is and doesn’t particularly care) leaves in the World, which is a series of halls and chambers that are full of statues, which cover three levels. The ground levels contain the sea whereas the upper …

Stormwarden by Janny Wurts

It’s been an awfully long time since I read this but it holds up well. Set in a world where humanity is in constant threat of annihilation by demons we find a sorcerer called Anskiere arrested for the murder of four thousand people. During his arrest he releases a geas, to the surviving son of …

Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

Started a bit samey but got better. Set a little bit after the first book, we find Peter pretty much where he was at the end of the last one. Soon however he’s called in as there seems to be an echo of music coming from a corpse which then leads down another rabbit hole. …

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Enjoyed that more than I thought I would for some reason. So Peter Grant is a junior police officer in London who is called to patrol a murder scene and there he proceeds to interview a ghost. Thinking he is going crazy he jokes around with a gentleman called Thomas Nightingale who turns out to …

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Short but intriguing and beautiful. This is the story of a man, who after returning to his boyhood home town for a funeral, starts to remember a summer from when he was seven and met a girl called Lettie and her family. Things immediately start to become quite strange, especially once a new nanny comes …

The Light of All That Falls by James Islington

Brilliant end to a great series. I’m not going to go into the plot here as usual, this being the last book of the series. Let’s just say that a year has passed and all the characters are getting into place for the epic conclusion. The character growth in these books are amazing. They are …

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

Great as always, I always find myself returning to Pratchett when I need a pick me up. Set pretty much straight after Witches Abroad, Granny, Nanny Ogg and Magrat are back home after their adventures. Things seem mostly normal but it looks like things will change as the Queen of the Elves has set her …

Ravencry by Ed McDonald

A better balance than the first. There’s a four year gap between the last book and this. Galharrow is a little sadder, still drinks as much, but now has some wealth, status, and responsibility by running a full Blackwing company. After a few years of relative peace, things are starting to deteriorate again. There are …

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