Malice by John Gwynne book review

Malice by John Gwynne book review

Book reviews, Fantasy
John Gwynne is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in fantasy with his recent release of The Hunger of the Gods. Malice is where it all started - his debut fantasy novel of over 600 pages. It's an epic in every sense and it is absolutely brilliant. Please note that this article contains affiliate links - this means if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Malice by John Gwynne, as I stated above, was Gwynne's very first novel back in 2012. Since then he's been smashing out a book almost every year since then creating quite the portfolio of some of…
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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson book review

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson book review

Book reviews, Fantasy
Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson is one of those fantasy books that if you end up searching "fantasy series you must read" will appear nearly every single time. It's the start of one of the most complex and sprawling book series ever created with currently ten books of more than 7,300 pages. Please note that this article contains affiliate links, this means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the products. Gardens of the Moon is the first book in a series that tells us many tales about the epic history of the Malazan Empire. This book focuses on an array…
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Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb book review

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb book review

Book reviews, Fantasy
You'll know by now that I'm a big fantasy fan and as I work my way through some of the bigger names, I keep seeing the name "Robin Hobb" springing up with the Farseer Trilogy being her first entry into the genre. Therefore, when it won a poll on my Twitter and was sitting on my bookshelf, I thought it a good time to go ahead and give it a read. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Assassin's Apprentice is all about Fitz and his rise from an abandoned orphan…
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Book review of The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

Book review of The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

Book reviews, Fantasy
The Shadow of the Gods was brought to my attention a while back when I initially began to watch a review of it on YouTube and then stopped as I didn't want to have the plot spoiled. I then saw a Twitter thread of best active fantasy authors and Joh Gwynne was on there so with this and the fact The Shadow of the Gods came on offer meant it all came together nicely. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you which goes towards funding the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. The Shadow of…
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Book review of The Lost World by Michael Crichton

Book review of The Lost World by Michael Crichton

Book reviews, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
So you've read Jurassic Park - more likely than not because you saw the film and realised it's based on a novel. You realised the first book isn't quite the same as the film and there are actually some interesting character differences and big plot differences too. Now you want to see if the sequel is like that of the film sequel too. Well, keep on reading below to find out and find out if I liked it or not. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of any of the products. Before you get…
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Book review of Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Book review of Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Book reviews, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Insurgent carries on the story that Veronica Roth started with Divergent. It's a story in which once well-established factions that defined who you would become as a person have disbanded and the lines between these differing peoples is blurring as secrets come out about the people much higher up and the fact that the world may not be all it seems. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. What this means if that if you choose to purchase any products via any of the links in this article, I will receive a small commission at no extra to you to support the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of these products. Insurgent, of course, carries on from Divergent, so if you haven't read my Divergent…
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Book review of A Court and Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Book review of A Court and Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Book reviews, Fantasy
If you know much about fantasy, you've likely heard of Sarah J Maas. She's made a name for herself in the fantasy genre over the past decade-plus for smashing out some well-received female-led fantasy series. One of her more successful is the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. The first book in the series is of the same name - but is it any good? Pin me to Pinterest! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase A Court of Thorns and Roses via any of the links, I will receive a small commission to support the blog at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. I posted A Court of…
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Book review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Book review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Book reviews, Fantasy
Continuing my Harry Potter reread and review sees me next reviewing The Prisoner of Azkaban. This is the third book in the series and sees our three heroes return back to Hogwarts ready for another year not knowing the massive discoveries they're going to uncover and the new friends they're going to make over the coming year. Is the Prisoner of Azkaban the first where things really start to get good? Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban via any of the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not have an effect on my final opinion of the product. Pin me to Pinterest!…
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Book Review of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Book Review of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Book reviews, Classics, Fantasy
If you do any searching on the internet for "books that changed my life", many people will list The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho as one that will affect your life in some way. But did it have any effect on mine? Pin me to Pinterest! The Alchemist is a novella that comes in under 150 pages and took me less than a day to complete the audiobook. It tells the story of a boy who goes on a journey to find a treasure and to fulfil his dream but along the way meets people who teach him more about life than he thought there was to learn. The Alchemist plot – 4/5 The Alchemist, as I stated above, is the story of a boy (who is only ever called 'the…
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Book review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Book review of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Book reviews, Fantasy
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series and is the first to really delve deeper into Lord Voldemort’s background, increasing the magical world we found ourselves enveloped in the first book. Pin me to Pinterest! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase The Chamber of Secrets via one of these links, I'll receive a small commission to support the blog at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. As I read the penultimate book in the Harry Potter series, Half-Blood Prince, I thought I’d carry on my reviews of the previous books in the series which I’ve read over the past year. The…
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