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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
4.5

A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction–but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she […]

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – Spoiler Free Review

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – Spoiler Free Review
5

This is the third and final book in The Winternight Trilogy. It resumes directly after the events of the second book, The Girl in the Tower. As with the previous books, this sequel is influenced by Russian folklore and is partly set in Moscow. Once again, we follow Vasilisa “Vasya” Petrovna, a young girl trying […]

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Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix – Series Review

Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix – Series Review
5

Five Great Charters knit the land. Together linked, hand in hand. One in the people who wear the Crown. Two in the folk who keep the Dead down. Three and Five became stone and mortar. Four sees all in frozen water. Written by Australian author Garth Nix, the Abhorsen trilogy is set in the fictional […]

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Blood of the Gods by David Mealing

Blood of the Gods by David Mealing
4.5

Blood of the Gods is the second book in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Ascension Cycle. It follows closely after the events of the first book, Soul of the World. Like its predecessor, it is split into four sections, each marked by a change in season. Each section is split into four character perspectives: Sarine, […]

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The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon – Spoiler Free Series Review

The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon – Spoiler Free Series Review
5

The Books of Pellinor is a four books epic fantasy series written by the Australian author, Alison Croggon. Here in the UK the first book is called The Gift, but in other parts of the world it is also called The Naming. The series is a retelling of “Naraudh Lar-Chanë”, “Riddle of the Treesong”, which […]

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The Hyena and the Hawk by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Hyena and the Hawk by Adrian Tchaikovsky
5

Spoiler Alert: This review contains minor spoilers for the previews books. Please read with caution if you have yet to finish them. The Hyena and the Hawk is the third and final book in the Echoes of the Fall trilogy. It begins soon after the events of the previous book, The Bear and the Serpent, […]

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Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan
5

This is the second instalment of the Gods of Blood and Powder series and follows the events of the first book, Sins of Empire, with the same three perspectives. The trilogy is set in the same world as his original Powder Mage trilogy. I would categorise it, and his other books, as an epic military […]

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The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
5

Originally written in Japanese and published in 2006, this edition of The Beast Player is translated by Cathy Hirano. At the heart of this book is a coming of age story but there is so much more to it than that. Set in a fictional fantasy world, the story starts when a young Elin’s life […]

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Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
5

Under Heaven is the first book in the Under Heaven duology. It is set in a fictionalized version of the Tang Dynasty of 8th Century China and contains a masterful story of family, intrigue and power. “The world is not something to be understood. It is vanity, illusion to even try.” This was my first […]

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An Echo of Thing to Come by James Islington

An Echo of Thing to Come by James Islington
4

An Echo of Thing to Come is the second book in The Licanius Trilogy, the first being The Shadow of What Was Lost. The trilogy is an epic fantasy set in the fictional world of Andarra. Book two picks up roughly a month after the events of the first book. It starts with a refresher […]

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The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams

The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams
4.5

This is the second book in the Winnowing Flame trilogy and continues soon after the end of the first book, The Ninth Rain. Since this is a sequel I will not be going into details of the plot, but I will say that the sequel maintains the fantastic standard of the first book. The Bitter […]

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Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind

Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind
4

Death’s Mistress is the first book in the Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles series. It is a new series following a character already established in Goodkind’s previous books, the Sword of Truth series. I am unsure the length this series will be but so far there are two books released. Although reading the previous […]

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