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REVIEW: The Part About the Dragon Was (Mostly) True by Sean Gibson

A bard’s job is to tell a story. Beyond that, whether the story is true or not is relative. While most good bards will want some element of truth in the tales to give...

REVIEW: The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and...

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REVIEW: Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams

Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams is one of the foundational works of cyberpunk and something that was instrumental for the creation of Mike Pondsmith’s Cyberpunk 2020 (later Cyberpunk 2020) as well as spin-off Cyberpunk...

REVIEW: The Black Coast by Mike Brooks

Large in size, and ambitious in scope, The Black Coast (book one in the God-King Chronicles) perfectly lives up to the saying, “Slow and steady wins the race”. While it did not contain as...

REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

Not Saying Goodbye is the last of the Erast Fandorin books by Boris Akunin. It must operate thus both as a farewell and a fitting capstone for a long running series (the first book,...

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REVIEW: The Thunder Heist by Jed Herne

In Jed Herne’s The Thunder Heist, humanity has abandoned monster-infested land and taken to the Twisted Seas in colossal city-ships. Among these tangled masses of lashed-together boats, one stands out: Zorith, the only floating...

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...

The Lost & The Damned by Guy Haley

REVIEW: The Lost and The Damned by Guy Haley

Taking its name from the 1990 Realm of Chaos source book, The Lost and the Damned deals with the initial assault on Terra by the forces of the traitor Warmaster Horus. My usual disclaimer...

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

REVIEW: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling is a claustrophobic hybrid of horror and science fiction. On an impoverished mining planet with no hope for a better life, Gyre Price decides to fake her credentials...

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...