Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: Book Review

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb  My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden, widely known in the fantasy world by her pen name Robin Hobb, published her first novel in the Realm of the Elderlings back in 1995. She recently (2017) completed her series of 13 main novels with the release of Assassin’s Fate….

Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie: Book Review

If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my review of Book Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie instead. Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Round and round in circles we go, clutching at successes we never grasp, endlessly tripping over the same…

Book Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Say one thing for Logen Ninefingers, say he is a lucky bastard. He has miraculously escaped an ambush leaving him bruised and battered, but still, he found his favourite pot! He is still alive, and with a plan. The spirits say…

The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley (Book Review)

The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my spoiler free review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Book Review) instead. You can also click here for my review of the second book of the trilogy…

Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Book Review)

Vicious by V.E. Schwab My rating: 3 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Victor met Eli in college. They started off as roommates but soon Victor saw that Eli was much more than he had expected. A brilliant young man, charismatic and talented, Eli seemed to disguise another side of himself, a hidden identity, a darker…

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley (Book Review)

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley My rating: 2 of 5 stars If you haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, you can read my spoiler free review of The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Book Review) instead! Book synopsis: Shortly after discovering the truth about who assassinated her father, Adare makes a desperate move…

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Book Review)

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The empire of Annur is in turmoil after the treacherous murder of Sanlitun hui Malkeenian. Next in kin and in possession of the Unhewn Throne is his son, Kaden, who, living in the monastery of Ashk’lan hidden in the edge of…

Birthday Book Haul (December 2016)

Welcome, to the last book haul of the year! We made it, already, to the last month of 2016 and while one would expect that a birthday book haul would include a massive collection of new books, I am proud to say that this month I got a pretty decent stack. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller…

Book Haul (November 2016)

We are steadily heading towards the end of the year and I’m proud to say that November has been a modest book buying month for me – compared to the previous extravaganza hauls I posted! After my October post (A very crucial bookish realisation) about how buying books should be a more well-thought process for…

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner (Book Review)

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner My rating: 2 of 5 stars What this book is about: When the Book of Lost Souls is stolen, the Gods have naught but take matters into their own hands – meddling, once again, with the mortal realm. Mayot Mecada has come to the possession of the sacred…