Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames

I’d say until about the three quarter mark this was a four star read but that last quarter was so amazing with so many good moments that it brought it up to five stars. Tam is the daughter of band veterans, a warrior and a bard. Tam’s mother died when she was young and her …

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

This was a fun and entertaining book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The gimmick is that in this world, mercenary companies are called bands and are treated like 60’s/70’s rock bands. Saga were the biggest of them all but they all went their own separate ways and have grown old and out of touch with …

Darien by C.F. Iggulden

This is kind of like an old school heroic fantasy, none of the characters are your ‘pure’ heroes, there are dark and unpleasant aspects to all of them, but they all are generally trying to do the decent thing. There are quite a few POV characters. We have Tellius, an old man in exile who …

The Swords of Night and Day by David Gemmell

Another great entry in the Drenai saga and the second and final part of Skilgannon’s story. Unfortunately we will never know if Gemmell had planned more stories for him due to his untimely death but what we have are some of his best. This could be read as a standalone, it would give away some …

White Wolf by David Gemmell

I’ve read this book many times, Skilgannon is one of my favourite Gemmell characters. I think David Gemmell pretty much defined the modern heroic fantasy novel. There are a lot of similarities in his books and this is no exception. We have a warrior who has a dark past. And the main character really does …

Echoes of the Great Song by David Gemmell

I love this book. It has a lovely melancholic feel as you would expect from a book set just after the end of the world. It is a fast paced book as Gemmell’s usually are but as always he makes you feel for the characters in such a brief period of time. It is a …

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