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 …

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

What an end, even on a reread. Set around a year after the events of the previous book, things are looking even worse now than they had been. The mists are staying later every day and ash fall is increasing, so this means that food is getting almost impossible to grow and supplies are going …

Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

So the next instalment of the Stormlight Archives is done, it was a beast of a book as expected but overall I enjoyed it. I won’t say much about the plot except that it’s set around a year after book three and mainly follows Kaladin, Navani and Venli. Shallan has a fair few POV’s as …

The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Decided to skip Sword as I was never overly fond of it, I just read a detailed summary of it instead. There are references to it but nothing that takes away from this story. I’ve read this book many times but the last time was probably nearly twenty years ago so though I knew the …

First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks

So this is the prequel to the original Shannara trilogy. The main events are already known if you’ve read those, but I still found it interesting. In chronological order this is the next book after Legends duology and is set around five hundred years before Sword. I remember hoping while reading Legends that we would …

Small Favour by Jim Butcher

So on book ten, that’s a fair bit into the series now. As per usual there are two current predicaments for Harry. The first is that the Summer Court is out to get Harry and he is not sure why. The other part is that Mab wants Harry to rescue Marcone and so calls in …

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