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The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson

A very Cosmere heavy book, but a good conclusion to this series. A few years have passed since the events of the previous book. Wax is now in politics and Maresi and Wayne are both still working for the police. The threat of civil war is getting bigger, along with potential conflict with the southern …

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

Still good on a re-read though still lacks some of the epicness of his other series. There is the threat of civil war in the air as the cities outside of Elendil resent the taxes and controls that are imposed on them. Wax is on a mission to track down his uncle and bring down …

Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson

Very fast paced, though not quite as good as I remembered. Not too long has passed since the events of the previous book. Wax is now a kind of unofficial officer to the Elendil police force whereas Maresi works for them properly. Wayne just kind of hangs around being annoying. When a threat to the …

The Discord of Gods by Jenn Lyons

A good end to the series but it definitely lacked tension. So our protagonists are finally out of lockdown and are on the final mission to stop Relos Var, amongst others. That’s about all I can say without spoilers, this being the fifth and final book of the series. Like book three, this was a …

The House of Always by Jenn Lyons

Another fairly left field direction taken in this book though it had it its moments. Took me an age to get through though it wasn’t wholly the fault of the book. The author mentions that the idea of this was started from before Covid but it certainly encapsulates the experience of being stuck in the …

The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons

This book upped the ante even more if that is possible. Told in a similar manner to the previous books, it starts with Kihrin and Thurvishar recovering after some major event of which we nothing at the start. The story is then unfolded from the end of the second book until this scene at the …

The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

Didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book but it was still a good read. The ‘present’ part of this book is set three days after the events of the first book, however the vast majority is flashbacks from a few years before the events of the first book and gradually overlapping those events …

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

Unusual story setup but I enjoyed every minute of this. So this tells the story of Kihrin, the son of a musician in a brothel, who also works part time as a thief. At the start of the book he is in a jail cell and is being forced to recount his story to the …

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

Much more expansive than the first one but still great. There’s a bit of a time gap from the first book but I think it’s only a few months. Mara is buying some slaves and ends up buying some Midkemian slaves which includes Kevin who ends up becoming integral to the story. The rest of …

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 …