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Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Song of Susannah by Stephen King
4.5

Wow, did this series get super weird. I don’t even know where to begin with Song of Susannah (SOS as I like to think of it). Considerably shorter than Wolves of the Calla, SOS is a fast-paced can of craziness with the main aim of setting up the climax of the series. It’s fun, it’s […]

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Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
4

Onto book 5 of The Dark Tower series and King brings us back to the ka-tet we know and love. After the hectic craziness of The Waste Lands and the foundation-shaking revelations of Wizard and Glass, King decides to calm things down a bit with this entry into the series. The book concerns itself with […]

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The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker

The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker
3.5

So this is it, the climax of R. Scott Bakker’s The Prince of Nothing, with (the impossible to pronounce) The Thousandfold Thought. What we witness in this final volume is the Holy War’s further ventures into the land of the Fanim, the climatic battles that are a part of this, and the culmination of many […]

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The Warrior Prophet by R. Scott Bakker

The Warrior Prophet by R. Scott Bakker
5

The Warrior Prophet is an immense book. Bakker has pushed through the teething issues of his debut and flowered into an incredible effort as the story of the Prince of Nothing pushes into the Holy War that the whole first novel was building towards. Though similar to Darkness in terms of themes and writing style, […]

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The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker

The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
4

In The Darkness That Comes Before, R. Scott Bakker (in a style reminiscent of Steven Eriksson’s Malazan series) presents us with a vast world that is undeniably epic in scope and proceeds to thrusts our heads into its mind-numbing magnitude with abandon. The scope is wide, the details complex, the characters numerous, and each of […]

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Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
5

Wizard and Glass is a reflection novel (no pun intended). We have now reached what could tentatively be referred to as the middle volume in this seven-book long series, and instead of driving the plot forward, this novel applies firm pressure to the brakes and moves the gear-stick into reverse. Really, without the bookends of […]

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The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King
5

There is just so much right about The Waste Lands it actually hurts my mind to picture anything wrong with the novel. Not only does it maintain the quality of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, but somehow makes it even more enthralling, making this the best novel yet. The Waste Lands is an amazing continuation […]

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The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
4

In The Drawing of the Three, his second step along the journey towards the Dark Tower, King creates another mind-boggling, wonderful, weird, fascinating, adventure akin to the original but with a far better grasp on narrative structure and characterisation. In this second volume, we follow the Gunslinger in his attempts to, as the title aptly […]

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The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
5

Wow. Now that is how you write a follow up. Brent Weeks, although not the greatest prose stylist ever, knows how to give his readership a great story, engrossing characters, powerful shocking twists, and possibly the greatest pacing known to the fantasy genre. He writes as a man who is fully invested in what he […]

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The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Gunslinger by Stephen King
4

The Gunslinger is the first novel of a seven book-long series (eight if you include the spin-off) of what is now considered to be a staple of the epic fantasy canon. However, after having read it, you would not necessarily think this to be the case. The novel does not set up the world as […]

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A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist

A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist
3.5

A Darkness at Sethanon is a strange novel. Whilst it brings the Riftwar Saga to a conclusive close, it truly kicked off the large-scale entity now commonly referred to as the Riftwar Cycle, a vast series of Feist’s world that has solidified itself as a permanent and impressive member of the fantasy genre. Feist made […]

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Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist

Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist
3

This one was a strange one. When someone reads a sequel, they, in perhaps a blind state of expectancy, naturally believe the latter to be alike to the former, at least in feel. With Silverthorn, the very idea that is was the official sequel to Magician never really hit me. It didn’t feel like the […]

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