Review: Magefall by Stephen Aryan

Magefall

Stephen Aryan

Age of Dread #2

Orbit

438 pages

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4/5

Magefall picks up after the end of Mageborn.  Magic is hated and feared, the Red Tower has fallen, Akosh is on a mission to stay relevant, Munroe is on a grief filled potential suicide mission, Garvey is on a mad rampage, killing loads of people and Tammy and Balfruss are trying to keep order in an increasingly chaotic world.

So, all in all, things aren’t looking too great.

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Review: Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan

Heir of Novron

Michael J. Sullivan

The Riyria Revelations #3

Orbit

895 pages

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5/5

I think I have used up all of the adjectives I know to describe just how much I loved the first two books of the Riyria Revelations so I won’t repeat them all here.  All I am going to say is that this was pretty much as close to perfect as a book can be.  It is on the same level, for me, as The Lord of the Rings and Fool’s Fate.  It was that good.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want To Read Before 2019

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Hello, and welcome to another installment of Top 5 Wednesday.  This weeks topic is Books you want to read before 2019.  A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about series that I would like to finish/catch up to before the end of the year but since I will complete that list by the end of the November, here are five books I want to read in December.

The Goodreads group is here if you want to check this out.

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Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton

Raven Books

505 pages

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4/5

I’m not usually one to read mysteries.  Sherlock Holmes bores the life out of me.  Hercule Poirot and Mrs. Marple can run and jump for all I care, I have no interest in them whatsoever but, for some reason, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle intrigued me.  To be honest, it was probably the time travelling, body swapping aspect that interested me more than the whodunnit but I found that I very much enjoyed reading the book.

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Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key

Mark Lawrence

The Red Queen’s War #2

Harper Voyager

672 pages

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4/5

The Liar’s Key picks up from the end of Prince of Fools with what Jalan knows best: shagging around.  Which then comes back round to bite him in the arse and so kicking off the plot with him, Snorri and Tuttugu heading back south joined by two new characters, Kara and Hennan with Loki’s Key.

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Review: Unholy War by David Hair

Unholy War

David Hair

The Moontide Quartet #3

Jo Fletcher

773 pages

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2.5/5

I’m just going to come right out and say it: Unholy War is too long with too little happening over it’s rather large page count.  The second book, Scarlet Tides pushed the story along at a decent pace but Unholy War grinds almost to a complete halt before it picks up at the end of the novel.  For large parts, however, it was rather a slog to get through.

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