The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

5 star first half, 3 star second half. So this is the story of Addie (Adeline) LaRue. To get out of a marriage that she didn’t want, she makes a deal with some sort of spirit/god that she ends up calling Luc. He ensures that she will be free forever to do what she wants, …

The Mage-Fire War by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Beltur and Jessyla have now been made the councillors of Haven along with their companions and have been charged with getting it under control as it has been essentially lawless for a few years at this stage. However they find that there are bigger forces at play and find themselves caught up in a war …

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 …

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