Fantasy

Reviews of books in this genre:

The Blade Itself by

I picked this up as a recommendation from some of the BookTube community. For starters, this is a pretty big. Well over 500 pages, or 22 hours of audio. And yet, it feels like the first act of a three-act story. It is the first part of a trilogy, so setting up the story would – Read the rest of this review

Keeping It Real by

I picked this up many years ago at a Waterstones when someone had gifted my some vouchers. It never quite convinced me whenever I looked at my TBR shelf. Now I know why. Once I start a book I rarely abandon it — this one came very close to being binned on several occasions. I – Read the rest of this review

Ship of Magic by

I stumbled across this on my Kindle while reading something else — it looks like I bought it about four years ago, presumably on some sort of deal (although it still looks to be available for a steal). It’s a book that is populated with numerous characters, some of which may get more time than – Read the rest of this review

Spellwright by

This is another example where I have no idea where I found this or who/what recommended it. It’s the first book in a trilogy. There are many common elements to other fantasy novels: a young protagonist with an older mentor, a prophersy that is coming to pass, villains wishing to bring about destruction, misunderstanding from – Read the rest of this review

The Final Empire by

Not sure where I got the suggestion for this one. I suspect this was a random pick-up from Waterstones many years ago, prompted by a gift card. Recently, having been watching some ‘top 10’ videos on YouTube, it seems this series comes highly rated. Having languished on my to-be-read shelf for a while, and having – Read the rest of this review