Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fool's Errand Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Robin Hobb
Publisher: Bantam
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Tawny Man Trilogy Book One
Pages: 672

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Destiny Not Fulfilled ... Yet

(Spoilers for the Farseer Trilogy and Liveship Trader's Trilogy are below).
Not since Lord of the Rings has fantasy seen as perfect a bittersweet ending as the Farseer Trilogy. I often asked myself what a sequel to Lord of the Rings would have looked like? The optimist in me would say, "it would've been great, it's Tolkien", the purist in me would have said, "don't mess with perfection." While we never got a sequel to Lord of the Rings, Robin Hobb has crafted her first sequel trilogy for FitzChivalry Farseer and the rest of the Six Duchies.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Spider's War Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Daniel Abraham
Publisher: Orbit
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Low Fantasy
Series: The Dagger and the Coin Book Five
Pages: 528

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The Spider's Away

(Contains spoilers for the previous four books in The Dagger and the Coin).

The stage is set for the final showdown between the lord regent of Antea, Geder Palliako, and the powerful banker Cithrin bel Sarcour. In his attempt to destroy his former lover Cithrin, Geder has stretched the Antean armies to their breaking point. Rebellion is everywhere, and as Antea's armies fall back to defend their homeland, it becomes Cithrin, Clara, and Marcus's task to find away to stop the warfare from raging out of control.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Mistborn Secret History Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Mistborn Novella
Pages: 120

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A New People, Familiar Leader

(Contains spoilers for The Original Mistborn Trilogy and Wax and Wayne Books 1- 3) This Should Not Be Read Until You Read All Of Those Books

The Mistborn world is getting big. But never has a larger picture been clearly hinted at or expressed at until the release of this short novella. Nearly ten years in the making - and believe me that amount of time shows - Brandon Sanderson makes the most significant developments to this world since the conclusion of The Hero of Ages.

This is a must read for any Mistborn or Cosmere fan.