Genre: Epic


Jan 06
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – Readalong Review

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – Readalong Review

Reviews 26 ★★★★

Kaja over at Of Dragons and Hearts is doing a readalong of The Gentlemen Bastards series, and I decided to jump in. I already owned the book because I meant to participate in the readalong back when Kritika at Snowflakes and Spider Silk had one last July. Obviously that never happened, but this was the perfect opportunity to redeem myself! So, a few things about me and my reading tastes before I start out with this review (they’re relevant to the review, I swear). I used to love epic fantasy and sci-fi when I was younger. Robin Hobb was my ultimate favorite, but I also loved The Wheel of Time series in all its huge, epic glory. But somewhere along the line my attention span apparently lessened – I swear, having children has sucked brain cells right out of my head because I just no longer have the ability to… Read more »


Aug 22
5 Star Review – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

5 Star Review – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Reviews 6 ★★★★★

Title:  The Way of Kings Series: The Stormlight Archive #1 Author: Brandon Sanderson Release Date: 2010 Pages: 1007 Goodreads Rating: 4.6/5 Stars My Rating: 5/5 Stars My Content Rating: PG-13 (Some violence and small references to sex) Summary from Goodreads: Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soiless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical… Read more »


Aug 20
Review – Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Review – Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

All-Time Favorites, Reviews 1 ★★★★

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I was to see that Hobb was writing a new book about Fitz!  As much as I have loved all of her books, the Farseer Trilogy and the Tawny Man Trilogy have always held a special place in my heart.  I couldn’t wait to see what Hobb had in store for Fitz (and the Fool!) next! Let me start by saying that you really need to read both the Farseer Trilogy and the Tawny Man Trilogy before you tackle this book.  Even though it’s technically the start to a new series, it’s definitely a continuation of those other two. In fact, I needed to go back and found recaps of the first six books to refresh my memory because it’s been so many years since I read them.  I actually think that I should go back and re-read both series, but… Read more »


Jun 10
Why I Love/Hate Robert Jordan (an Audiobook Review of Knife of Dreams)

Why I Love/Hate Robert Jordan (an Audiobook Review of Knife of Dreams)

Reviews 2 ★★★★

Instead of doing a normal review for Knife of Dreams, I’m going to talk about the series as a whole (with just a few comments about this particular book thrown in).  Please allow me to explain my love/hate relationship with Robert Jordan. Title: Knife of Dreams Series: Wheel of Time #11 Author: Robert Jordan Published: January, 2013 Pages: 860 (32 hours, 24 minutes audio) Goodreads Rating: 4.06 Stars My Rating: 4/5 Stars My Content Rating: Mature YA or Adult (Some sex, though not described; Fantasy violence) Summary from Goodreads: The Wheel of Time turns, and Robert Jordan gives us the eleventh volume of his extraordinary masterwork of fantasy.    The dead are walking, men die impossible deaths, and it seems as though reality itself has become unstable: All are signs of the imminence of Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, when Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity’s only hope. But Rand dares not fight… Read more »