Daughter of the Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts

Mara has to be one of my all time favourite protagonists. Brilliant book. So we start with Mara about to undergo her rites of admission to a religious order. However due to circumstances out of her control, this is interrupted and she becomes Ruling Lady of the Acoma and is thrust into survival to both …

Polgara the Sorceress by David and Leigh Eddings

Parts of it were great but far too much repetition of events. So after the ‘biography’ we had of Belgarath, we now have the same for Polgara. The same pretence is used in that Ce’Nedra wants to get the full story as she thought that Belgarath had left too much out of his so she …

Belgarath the Sorcerer by David and Leigh Eddings

A great story that expands on events referenced in the main books though it has its flaws. The framing of the book is that Garion and Durnik basically badger Belgarath into writing his memoirs and it is in this style that it is written. It’s all told from his POV with lots of snide comments …

Seeress of Kell by David Eddings

Great end to the series, all wrapped up and tied with a bow satisfactorily. Again there’s no time jump here, we’re straight into the action from where we left off. The endgame is almost in sight and there are just a couple more places to go before the meeting at the Place Which is No …

Sorceress of Darshiva by David Eddings

Great continuation of the series. Again there’s no time jump here, we start immediately where we left off. There’s a few POV’s from familiar characters in other parts of the world before going back to Garion and the gang for the rest of the book. Here we get to explore Melcene and then move on …

Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

Great book, especially considering it’s the middle of a five book series. Continuing on exactly where we left off, Garion and Co are being brought to Emperor Zakath and from there, the scene moves to the continent of Mallorea. I just love this book. Zakath is probably one of my favourite characters in the series. …

King of the Murgos by David Eddings

A solid second book though there are issues. Events continue almost directly where we left them at the end of the previous book. The hunt for Zandramas is on and more like The Belgariad, the team go on a long journey through various countries on the trail of her. Some familiar countries are explored until …

Guardians of the West by David Eddings

Good opening to the series. Set a little after the events of the Belgariad, the first part of the book covers quite a few years until the latter third or so moves along at a more normal pace. Though the events of the previous series were pretty definitive, there are hints and portents that the …

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 …

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 …

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