Scholar by L.E. Modesitt Jr

A bit slow to start but still good. This is the first book of a five part series following Quaeryt as his friendship with the ruler of Telaryn, a country within what will become Solidar, starts to move his status in the world from a scholar to something much more. He has hidden Imager abilities …

The Magic Engineer by L.E. Modesitt Jr

One of my favourite Modesitt books. This is the third book published of the Recluce Saga and is within the central/later timeline as the series covers roughly two thousand years of history. It is a standalone though there is a later companion duology that covers some of the same story from the ‘bad’ guys viewpoint. …

Prince of Demons by Mickey Zucker Reichert

An odd book and I’m still not sure what to think of it. It starts where the previous left off and our companions are still looking to get Griff put on the Bearnian throne. From there the plot kind of meanders with a lot of space been taken by the relationships between our main POV’s …

Beyond Ragnarok By Mickey Zucker Reichert

So after the first series ended without showing any of the actual Ragnarok this book makes up for by starting with it. It is just the prologue though and the rest of the book is set something like three hundred years after it. By the way I think with the title none of this a …

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

I wasn’t sure I was going to like it after the opening chapter but ended up loving it. The book starts when our protagonist is quite young but most of the book is set when she is around seventeen I think. January has grown up with an eccentric millionaire, Mr Locke, in the US around …

Child of Thunder by Mickey Zucker Reichert

All the promise from the first two books is fulfilled here and the hints of the bigger picture are most definitely played out. It starts pretty quickly with the Seven Tasks of Wizardry and doesn’t really let up from there. They dynamic of Good/Evil is also now contrasted with Law/Chaos and it makes for very …

The Western Wizard by Mickey Zucker Reichert

I’m enjoying these way more than I expected. So this starts off pretty much where book one finished but it spans a much longer timeline. The first part is the restoration of Sterrane but soon enough there is a jump of ten years. The first book was Rache, Mitrian and Garn as our main POV’s …

The Last of the Renshai by Mickey Zucker Reichert

So even though this book is based from Scandinavian mythology it is not set in our world which seems an odd choice but it works well enough. One of our main POV’s is Rache, the only survivor from a massacre of his people the Renshai who were renowned but hated warriors. He ends up in …

Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

Technically the third in the Witches series (I still think of this as the second proper witches one) we find Granny, Nanny and Magrat heading off to Genua after Magrat inherits a wand and becomes fairy godmother to a girl called Ella who’s destined to marry the prince (well Duc). Along the way they have …

Dune by Frank Herbert

Wow that was a great book. Set in the far future humanity is living on many worlds with an almost feudal ruling system. One family, the Atreides have recently been awarded the governing of Arrakis, a desert planet where spice comes from. Spice is a drug that is incredibly valuable and is used in space …

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