Monday, July 24, 2017

Red Country Book Review


by The Wanderer

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orbit
Genre: Grimdark Fantasy
Series: First Law Standalone
Pages: 480

(Spoilers for the First Law Trilogy, Best Served Cold, and The Heroes are below).

Shy South has escaped her past, and settled as a merchant. But when war with the Union comes to her land, and her younger brother and sister are taken, she must set out after them. Accompanying her is her coward of a stepfather Lamb, a nine fingered Northman with a secret past of his own. For Temple, a lawyer now serving under infamous soldier of fortune Nicomo Cosca, he desires to live an honest life, but that's not to be found as a mercenary. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Red Sister Book Review

by The Wanderer 

Author: Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Ace
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Book of the Ancestor Book One
Pages: 480

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Saved moments from being dropped from the gallows, Nona Grey a child of nine, is recruited into the Convent of Sweet Mercy by Sister Glass. At the Convent she is trained in the arts of killing, and will one day be required to serve the church. But her crimes have attracted powerful enemies and even the safety of the Convent may not be enough to protect her.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Assassin's Fate Book Review

by The Wanderer 

Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Fitz and the Fool Book Three
Pages: 864

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(Spoilers for the Farseer Trilogy, Liveship Traders Trilogy, Tawny Man Trilogy, Rain Wild Chronicles, Fool's Assassin, and Fool's Quest are below).

Believing his daughter to be dead, Fitz, the Fool, and a small group of allies have traveled to the Elderling city of Kelsingra as the first destination on their longer journey to Clerres. Once they reach their destination, they plan on killing all the Servants. Unbeknownst to Fitz, Bee is still alive and also heading to Clerres where she can be raised as the next "Servant Controlled" white prophet.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fool's Quest Book Review

by The Wanderer 

Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Del Rey
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Fitz and the Fool Book Two
Pages: 786

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

After mistaking his best friend the Fool as a threat to his daughter, FitzChivalry Farseer has returned the Fool and himself back to Buckkeep Castle for an emergency healing. In his absence his home Withywoods was attacked by the Servants of Clerres who had been pursuing the Fool. As a result his daughter Bee has been abducted, and Fitz is none the wiser. 

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.