Genres: Fantasy

  • Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson

    Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson

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    Welcome to a land of magic and gods that sometimes walk among humans, at the very least they spend a bunch of energy influencing human affairs to their liking. We start by joining the Malazan Empire’s forces as they are decimated in at the city of Pale by the Moon King, but we quickly learn…

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  • Liberty’s Daughter – Naomi Kritzer

    Liberty’s Daughter – Naomi Kritzer

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    Liberty’s Daughter is about Beck Garrison, a teenager living on a libertarian seastead which is part of a collection of seasteads with varying rules. Some have no rules at all, so drugs are openly manufactured and children can buy them, or you can chain your workers to a table and force them to handle toxic…

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  • The Sunlit Man – Brandon Sanderson

    The Sunlit Man – Brandon Sanderson

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    This is the final book in the 4 books Brandon Sanderson wrote in “secret” during the COVID 19 pandemic. In this one we follow Nomad who has skipped to a world that has such intense sun that it scorches the entire landscape on every rotation. Mountains form, and disappear. Plants grow in a matter of…

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  • Beneath the God’s Tree – S Kaeth

    Beneath the God’s Tree – S Kaeth

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    This was me second visit to S Kaeth’s fantasy world, the first being Between Starfalls. I again found the world interesting and the story generally well written. If I have any critisim of the book it would be around some of the dialogue. Specifically some of the dialogue between Taunos and Amanah as they’re figuring…

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  • The Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson

    The Alloy of Law – Brandon Sanderson

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    This is the first book in the Wax and Wayne saga, and starts 300 years after the events of the original Mistborn trilogy. After years spent in the Roughs, Wax has to head back because his sister is missing and being a detective he feels family duty calling to finally step into his role as…

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  • The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander

    The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander

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    The Book of Three is a classic fantasy adventure where we follow Taran the assistant pig-keeper as he joins a party trying to stop the evil warlord. Taran ends up being far more valuable than first anticipated. This book may be best for younger readers, but I still enjoyed the story as the world is…

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  • Between Starfalls – S Kaeth

    Between Starfalls – S Kaeth

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    Never leave the path, but if your son goes missing maybe all those dogmatic rules no longer make sense and you’re willing to risk everything to get him back. While I found the language a bit stilted sometimes, this was a great fantasy novel. I enjoyed the world building, and the world breaking as our…

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  • Quill & Still

    Quill & Still

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    Like many books we start out with our main character getting whisked to a new world which they need to explore, but then Aaron takes a turn. Our main character is not the “hero of ages”, in fact they take up a regular job and we get to explore the world with them as they…

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  • American Gods

    American Gods

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    We follow Shadow as he’s released from prison into a world where his wife is dead and an unknown stranger offers him a job out of the blue. Via Shadow we get a front row seat to the struggle of the New Gods of America versus the Gods that came across the ocean with immigrants.…

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  • Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

    Yumi and the Nightmare Painter

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    I think the ending of this book encapsulates my feeling of the story, sometimes stories end in a sad manner because that’s how things end. In fact, much of Painter’s recent life has been sad due to failing his friends. While Yumi helps him repair that rift, the pain is still there and it was…

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