Monday, June 26, 2017

Fool's Assassin Book Review

by The Wanderer 

Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Fitz and the Fool Book One
Pages: 706

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(Spoilers for the Farseer Trilogy, Liveship Traders Trilogy, Tawny Man Trilogy, and the Rain Wild Chronicles are below).

At 47 years of age, FitzChivalry Farseer is finally living the life he's always wanted to live. Married to the love of his life Molly, and retired to peace and quiet at his stepmother's home of Withywoods, Fitz spends his days embracing the ordinary and non-political life of being a Farseer. But over the next thirteen years, Fitz will be unable to escape his past, and when it finally catches up with him, the consequences will be dire.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Heroes Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orbit
Genre: Grimdark Fantasy
Series: First Law Standalone
Pages: 592

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So you love war. I used to think you were a decent man. But I see now I was mistaken. You're a hero.


(Spoilers for First Law Trilogy and Best Served Cold are below).

In the North, along site an ancient set of rocks known as the Heroes, a battle is about to be fought between the men of the North and the men of the Union.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Lions of Al-Rassan Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Harper
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Standalone
Pages: 528

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She saw a good man raise his sword, and she saw a good man fall.


In Al-Rassan the ruling Asharites have been splintered into city states. The Asharite King of Cartada, Almalik, and his notorious advisor the great warrior and poet Ammar ibn Khairan, once close, are now at odds after a brutal summer day. North of the Asharites are the followers of Jad, who are splintered into three different kingdoms. Their most celebrated military commander, Rodrigo Belmonte, has been exiled and driven south. Jehane bet Ishak, a skilled Kindath physician, soon finds herself caught up in the events that will shape the world she lives in.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Review

by The Wanderer 

Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
Publisher: Pottermore
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Harry Potter Book Eight
Pages: 320

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(Contains spoilers for Harry Potter's 1-7, but lets be honest who hasn't read these books).

Albus Severus Potter, the second son of the famed wizard Harry Potter, has begun his magical education at Hogwarts. However, he's not the son Harry nor the rest of the world expected. Sorted into Slytherin, and best friends with Scorpius Malfoy, Albus looks to make a name for himself by changing the fate suffered by Cedric Diggory at the end of Goblet of Fire.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Blood of Dragons Book Review

by The Wanderer 

Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Rain Wild Chronicles Book Four
Pages: 545

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(Spoilers for Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven, and City of Dragons are below).

Dragons and keepers have successfully settled in Kelsingra. But the memory stones may start to cause some people to lose their minds. And all the dragons seem to remember that there was a certain reason Kelsingra was built, and discovering that reason will be key to the future survival of dragons and Elderlings. While the city searches for its means of survival, many people are now heading to seek their fortunes in Kelsingra, and to change the lives of all who live there, but will the dragons and keepers allow it to happen.