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
One of the most important events to occur in A Game of Thrones is the first meeting, between Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister. Two people from very different backgrounds find common ground as outcasts. The friendship forged between Jon and Tyrion proves that friendship between families opposed to each other is possible. Early in the
Book Title: Mortal Engines Author: Philip Reeve Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian Publisher: Scholastic Children’s Books Original Release Year: 2001 Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines was a fun read. I found the idea of a future where cities are moving around, devouring each other, terrifying but inventive. It is a city eat city world.
The fantasy genre is often associated with creatures, such as dragons, elves, goblins and fairies. However, in my opinion, memorable characters are vital ingredients in a good fantasy story. From Frodo Baggins to Commander Vimes, great characters that we cannot forget is what keeps us reading fantasy stories. Fantasy stories are usually focused on human
Book Title: A Closed and Common Orbit Author: Becky Chambers Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Release Date: 20 October 2016 Becky Chamber’s second novel in the Wayfarer series; a Closed and Common Orbit surprised me in a good way. I enjoyed reading Becky Chambers’ first book, The Long Way To a
George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is one of the most popular fantasy series ever written. Currently unfinished, George R.R. Martin’s epic series is a massive achievement, in regards to balancing character development with worldbuilding. Female characters are no longer the princesses that require saving, and not all knights have honour. Westeros
Book Title: Traitor’s Blade Author: Sebastian de Castell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books Release Date: 10 February 2014 Traitor’s Blade is a good fast-paced read. There are sword fights in almost every chapter in this fantastical tale that reminds me a lot of The Three Musketeers. Traitor’s Blade is the first book
Book Title: The Great Hunt Author: Robert Jordan Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Released: 15 November 1990 The Great Hunt is a good book, which helps build on the plot points revealed in the first Wheel of Time book. However, the book is sometimes bogged down by too much unnecessary description. The stakes