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Title: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on September 15, 2015, 11:43:29 AM
I often write reviews for books that I've read on my website and I think I am not the only one here.
If you have written any reviews for fantasy books and posted them on the internet, please share the links here.

Swords & Dark Magic (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=387) (part 2 (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=399), part 3 (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=404), part 4 (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=408))
Sword & Mythos (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=412)
Stealer of Flesh (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=456) by William King
The Last Wish (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=472) by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Sword & Sorcery Anthology (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=493) (part 2 (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=508))
Death Angel's Shadow (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=1512) by Karl Wagner
Bloodstone (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=2110) by Karl Wagner
The Tombs of Atuan (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3013) by Ursula Le Guin
The Sword of Destiny (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3073) by Andrzej Sapkoswki
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on September 17, 2015, 05:28:44 PM
Blood of Elves (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3081) by Andrzej Sapkowski
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on September 29, 2015, 12:22:05 PM
Some nonfiction this time.

Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3111) by Chris Brawley
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on October 28, 2015, 10:45:45 PM
4 books I did not finish (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3150) (Gardens of the Moon, Tome of the Undergate, Eagle Shoting Heroes, The Lies of Locke Lamora)
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Adrian_Selby on December 08, 2015, 06:29:16 PM
Rivers of London and The Blade Itself: http://www.adrianselby.com/2015/03/books-rivers-of-london-the-blade-itself/ (http://www.adrianselby.com/2015/03/books-rivers-of-london-the-blade-itself/)

City of Saints and Madmen: http://www.adrianselby.com/2013/10/books-city-saints-madmen/ (http://www.adrianselby.com/2013/10/books-city-saints-madmen/)

Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lanko on December 09, 2015, 01:18:45 AM
I never did it, but I'm doing it on Goodreads now. Slowly reviewing what I have read last year as well.
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lady_Ty on December 09, 2015, 02:14:52 AM
Rivers of London and The Blade Itself: http://www.adrianselby.com/2015/03/books-rivers-of-london-the-blade-itself/ (http://www.adrianselby.com/2015/03/books-rivers-of-london-the-blade-itself/)

It would be good if you posted the review link in any already existing thread as well as this thread. Those are the places where the fans of any particular book look first  to comment and discuss- even if in this example it has degenerated lately into being disappointed with fake publication dates.  ;D

eg 
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/sci-fi-books/rivers-of-london-peter-grant-series/
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on December 18, 2015, 06:33:31 PM
Night Winds (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3186) by Karl Wagner
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: OhTheSqualor on December 18, 2015, 09:10:46 PM
I reviewed "Serial" here:
http://ohthesqualor.com/conflicting-evidence-a-review-of-serial/
Serial is NOT FANTASY.  Just so you guys don't click and get disappointed ;-).

Anyway, it is a podcast that follows the journey of a woman investigating a murder case that happened fifteen years ago.  It's all TRUE (non-fiction).  Anyway, the podcast was massively successful and won awards.  It actually was (and might still be?) the most downloaded podcast ever at the time.

Anyway, my verdict was that it's worth checking out if you've got a road trip or something.

Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Overlord on December 29, 2015, 07:00:08 AM
Rivers of London and The Blade Itself: http://www.adrianselby.com/2015/03/books-rivers-of-london-the-blade-itself/ (http://www.adrianselby.com/2015/03/books-rivers-of-london-the-blade-itself/)

It would be good if you posted the review link in any already existing thread as well as this thread. Those are the places where the fans of any particular book look first  to comment and discuss- even if in this example it has degenerated lately into being disappointed with fake publication dates.  ;D

eg 
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/sci-fi-books/rivers-of-london-peter-grant-series/

No, please do not do this. We had issues before with people using Fantasy-Faction (Facebook Group and Forum) to advertise their blogs and books. Though I know that would not be the intention of you or Yora, it opens a door that we've had closed and locked for quite some time.

I'm really happy that this thread is here to share external reviews and blogs, but please make sure you give thoughts and contribute to discussions on the forum - as you have been doing wonderfully, to date - instead of forcing people to navigate away from the site and draw their own conclusions on your thoughts ^_^

Thanks both!
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lady_Ty on December 29, 2015, 08:41:34 AM
Sorry, Overlord, didn't realise, but now I understand what you mean.
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on January 10, 2016, 02:38:49 PM
Kull: Exile of Atlantis (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3212) by Robert Howard
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Mr.J on January 10, 2016, 05:18:05 PM
A Darker Shade of Magic (http://mrjknowsnothing.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/all-colours-of-rainbow-darker-shade-of.html) by V.E.Schwab

Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on January 18, 2016, 12:52:48 PM
The Desert of Souls (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3215) by Howard Jones
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lanko on January 18, 2016, 01:26:11 PM
This is what I've read in 2016 so far:

 The Ocean at the End of the Lane (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1459249404), by Neil Gaiman.

 The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1491365536), by Michael McClung

 Sins of a Sovereignty (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1493733527), by Plague Jack

 Beyond Redemption (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1490759968), by Michael R. Fletcher

 Murder in Mesopotamia (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1504261840), by Agatha Christie
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Mr.J on January 18, 2016, 02:30:26 PM
Prince of Thorns (http://mrjknowsnothing.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/making-of-murderer-prince-of-thorns-by.html) by Mark Lawrence
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lanko on January 21, 2016, 03:10:50 AM
Crossover (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1514554753), by Paul Proffet.
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lanko on January 23, 2016, 04:44:58 PM
What Remains of Heroes (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1519203783?book_show_action=false), by David Benem
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lanko on January 24, 2016, 02:24:19 PM
The Emperor's Soul (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1522300624), by Brandon Sanderson
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lanko on January 25, 2016, 12:17:29 PM
Sixth of the Dusk (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1523299784), by Brandon Sanderson.
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Mr.J on January 27, 2016, 05:39:00 PM
The Emperor's Soul (http://mrjknowsnothing.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/artful-emperors-soul-by-brandon.html) by Brandon Sanderson
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lanko on January 28, 2016, 09:10:54 PM
The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19069747-the-face-of-battle), by John Keegan.
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Lanko on January 28, 2016, 09:14:21 PM
JANUARY/2016

FAVORITE: Beyond Redemption, by Michael R. Fletcher

 The Ocean at the End of the Lane (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1459249404), by Neil Gaiman. 5/5

 The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1491365536), by Michael McClung  3/5

 Sins of a Sovereignty (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1493733527), by Plague Jack   3/5

 Beyond Redemption (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1490759968), by Michael R. Fletcher  5/5

 Murder in Mesopotamia (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1504261840), by Agatha Christie   5/5

Crossover (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1514554753), by Paul Proffet   3/5

What Remains of Heroes (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1519203783?book_show_action=false), by David Benem   4/5

The Emperor's Soul (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1522300624), by Brandon Sanderson  5/5

Sixth of the Dusk (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1523299784), by Brandon Sanderson.  5/5

The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19069747-the-face-of-battle), by John Keegan.  5/5
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Raptori on January 28, 2016, 09:43:21 PM
It's only the 28th, @Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739). No need to post that yet - there's easily enough time to read another three or four books this month!   :P
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on February 06, 2016, 07:44:10 PM
Tales of the Jedi (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3227) by Tom Veitch and Kevin Anderson. Big disapointment.
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Adrian_Selby on February 11, 2016, 08:55:23 PM
@Lanko (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40739) That John Keegan book is ace!!!
Title: Re: Fantasy Book Reviews - Thoughts on the books we read
Post by: Yora on March 21, 2016, 05:52:28 PM
Jirel of Joiry (http://spriggans-den.com/?p=3260) by C.L. Moore.