Review: The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams

The Dragonbone Chair

Tad Williams

Memory, Sorrow and Thorn #1

Hodder & Stoughton

912 pages



Wow, that was an absolute beast of a book.  Something over 900 pages is not something you usually see for the first book in a trilogy, it’s normally the last book that is the monster.  For a novel to be that long, it really needs to be able to justify its length, in my opinion and while I did enjoy The Dragonbone Chair, its length is the main issue.

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T5W: Books You Thought You’d Hate But Ended Up Loving

Books I thought I would hate but ended up loving is this weeks Top 5 Wednesday.  Check out the Goodreads group for more information.  It took me a while to come up with five books, I don’t usually go into a book thinking I’m going to hate it but I eventually managed to some up with five.  So without further ado, let’s get into the list.

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T5W: Spring Reads


This weeks T5W topic is Spring Reads: Since it’s the first day of spring (in this hemisphere!), discuss books that remind you of spring, or genres you reach for in the spring, or books you plan on reading this spring!  I chose books I plan on reading in Spring because nothing I read ever feels very spring-like.  The Goodreads group can be found here.

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Review: A Time of Blood by John Gwynne

A Time of Blood

John Gwynne

Of Blood and Bone #2

Pan MacMillan

474 pages


Release Date: 18/4/19


Copy received from Netgalley.  All thoughts are my own.

Let’s be honest, A Time of Blood was always going to be a five star read for me.  A Time of Dread was one of my favourite books in 2018 so I was completely expecting to love this book just as much.  It appeared on my most anticipated books for 2019 post so when I saw it on Netgalley there was no way I wasn’t going to request it immediately and love every single page I read.

God, this book was awesome.

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History Books I Love 3: The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore


History is awesome, isn’t it?  It’s full of interesting stuff.  Normally I am more of a social history person and I don’t really care much for monarchies but every so often something comes along that piques my interest.  I mean, the Romanov Dynasty was so bat shit weird that how can you not take an interest in it.

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Review: Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Myth

Michael J. Sullivan

The Legends of the First Empire #1

Del Rey

412 pages (ebook and minus extras)



Does anyone else get nervous about starting a new series by an author they love just in case it isn’t as good as the first one you read and loved?  Well, I shouldn’t have been so hesitant about Age of Myth because I absolutely bloody loved it.

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Review: Planetfall by Emma Newman


Emma Newman

Planetfall #1


320 pages



“And Cloister gave to Frankenstein the sacred writing, saying, `Those who have wisdom will know its meaning.’ And it was written thus:

  `Seven socks, one shirt–‘”

“And the ark that left first followed the sacred signs, and lo, they flew straight into an asteroid.  And the righteous in the second ark flew ever onward, knowing they were indeed righteous.” 

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