Book Title: Ravencry Author: Ed McDonald Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Gollancz Release Date: 28 June 2018 Ravencry is an amazing sequel to Blackwing. The world is more fleshed out. The main character, Gullharrow, is developed more. I loved Blackwing, but I believe that Ravencry achieves more as a novel. Ravencry is well written. I enjoyed being
Book Title: Bloody Rose Author: Nicholas Eames Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Year Published: 2018 The second fantasy novel by Nicholas Eames is, in my opinion, better than his first. Bloody Rose is another story full of adventure and engaging characters. Bloody Rose is set after the events of Kings of The Wyld. However, in this
Book Title: Promise of Blood Author: Brian McClellan Genre: Flintlock Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Year of Publication: 2013 Promise of Blood is the first book in the Powder Mage trilogy. Inspired by the French Revolution, Promise of Blood is a novel full of violence. The combination of guns and political intrigue makes Promise of Blood an
Book Title: Arm of The Sphinx Author: Josiah Bancroft Genre: Steampunk/Fantasy Published by: Orbit (15 March 2018) Arm of The Sphinx is a fantastic sequel to Senlin Ascends. Bancroft has created a unique series that is imaginative and well-written. I like the fact that, this book has multiple points of view, in terms of characters.
“Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the wise cannot see all ends.” I like this quote, because it says that we should not be the ones to judge whether a
Doctor Who is one of my favourite Science Fiction TV programmes. I love the concept of the Doctor and his/her companions travelling in a blue box in time and space. Doctor Who as a franchise has existed for 55 years, making it one of the longest going sci-fi franchises of all time. In this blog
Book Title: Senlin Ascends Author: Josiah Bancroft Genre: Steampunk/Fantasy Publisher: Orbit (Originally self-published) Publication Date: 18th February 2013 (Published by Orbit on 16th January 2018) Senlin is happily married to his wife Marya. So, he decides that the Tower of Babel would be a good honeymoon destination. However, Senlin loses Marya near the Tower. Now
A strong start to a potentially awesome fantasy series.
In 2018 I read some great books and some not-so-great books. Trying to focus on the positives I will only mention the books I really enjoyed reading. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence This book is awesome. Red Sister tells the story of a girl called Nona, who gets rescued from being executed by a
Book Title: Hogfather Author: Terry Pratchett Genre: Fantasy Published by: Corgi Books (Random House) Year of Release: 1996 It is nearly Christmas, so I thought, why not discuss one of my favourite seasonal reads. Hogfather is a book about someone trying to ‘delete’ the Hogfather from existence. Death takes over from the Hogfather