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James Tivendale

James Tivendale

James Tivendale

Reviewer. Sober. Runner. Peer Mentor. Pool Player. Poker Player. Fitness. Metal. Rap. Mario Kart. Zelda.

REVIEW: Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff

Empire of the Damned continues the bloody and unforgiving tale of the silversaint Gabriel de Leon. Gabriel remains the prisoner of the vampire Margot, the Empress of Wolves and Men, and she wishes for...

REVIEW: Watcher of the Dead by J.V. Jones

In Watcher of the Dead, we join clansman Raif Sevrance as he contemplates what to do next now that he possesses the legendary sword Loss. With Raif’s talents at being able to heart kill...

REVIEW: A Sword from Red Ice by J.V. Jones

A Sword from Red Ice is the third entry in J.V. Jones’ epic, dark, and snowy fantasy series, Sword of Shadows. I am completely invested in Jones’ grim world and fully engaged with the...

REVIEW: A Fortress of Grey Ice by J.V. Jones

A Fortress of Grey Ice is the second entry in J.V. Jones’ Sword of Shadows series. The novel is another impressive character-driven epic fantasy, continuing the action that was introduced with A Cavern of...

REVIEW: Deity by Matt Wesolowski

After reading and being blown away by Matt Wesolowski’s Demon in 2021, I am slightly embarrassed that it has taken me this long to return to the Six Stories world. To make matters worse,...

REVIEW: A Cavern of Black Ice by J.V. Jones

A Cavern of Black Ice is an impressive opening entry in J.V. Jones’ dark and snowy fantasy epic, Sword of Shadows. I was invested from the start and gripped throughout as numerous hardships, betrayals,...

REVIEW: Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

I continue my reread of Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen with Memories of Ice. During my first run-through of the series, I counted this novel as being one of my 3 favourites and...

REVIEW: The Pattern of the World by J.T. Greathouse

Following the pact-shattering ending of The Garden of Empire, the gods are now able to pursue their war, unwoven monsters stalk the land, time has been distorted, and reality could be coming undone at...

REVIEW: Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson

My Malazan Book of the Fallen re-read continues with Deadhouse Gates. I was looking forward to revisiting this novel, remembering that it contained great characters, memorable journeys, and soul-wrenching heartache. After getting to know...

REVIEW: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

I first read Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson eight years ago. This was a few years before I started reviewing books and I was in a very different mental headspace to the...

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