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James Tivendale

James reviews fantasy books, is a pretty good pool player and likes the musical Hamilton.

REVIEW: The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Library of the Dead in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to T.L. Huchu and Tor Books. The Library of the Dead is the first...

REVIEW: Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

I received a review copy of Good Morning, Midnight in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Lily Brooks-Dalton and Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Good Morning, Midnight follows two characters. Astronomer Augustine who resides...

REVIEW: Sons of Rome by Doherty and Turney

I received an advanced review copy of Sons of Rome in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Simon Turney, Gordon Doherty, and Head of Zeus. I’ve been getting into more historical fiction...

REVIEW: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

The Devil and the Dark Water is a mystery thriller novel set in 1634. The majority of the story is set on a merchant ship called the Saardam as it travels from Batavia to...

REVIEW: A Fool’s Hope by Mike Shackle

I received a review copy of A Fool’s Hope in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Mike Shackle and Gollancz. A Fool’s Hope picks up events about a minute after the conclusion...

REVIEW: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Please note: I don’t believe my review includes any spoilers for Rhythm of War, but to be safe: minor spoilers may follow. Rhythm of War picks up events approximately a year after the finale...

REVIEW: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

Dalinar Kholin and his armies escaped the battle with the Parshendi on the Shattered Plains and now find themselves at the mythical city of Urithiru. Although Dalinar’s forces were arguably the victors, the Everstorm...

REVIEW: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

I continue my The Stormlight Archive re-read with Words of Radiance, which is one of the finest fantasy novels that I’ve ever read. Everything that The Way of Kings did well, this book does...

REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

With Rhythm of War being released on 17th November 2020, I decided that now would be a perfect time for me to do a re-read of The Stormlight Archive, which begins with The Way...

REVIEW: The Tower of Fools by Andrzej Sapkowski

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Tower of Fools in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Andrzej Sapkowski and Gollancz. In The Tower of Fools, we are introduced to the...