Fantasy

Reviews of books in this genre:

Raising Steam by

I approached this book — the last of the Discworld series Terry was able to write before his untimely death — with some trepidation, in part because I was saving it, like you would a vintage wine. Terry’s books are lumped into the categories of fantasy and comedy, two genres that don’t always get the – Read the rest of this review

The Wise Man’s Fear by

I bought this because I found myself thinking about Kvothe long after finishing the first book. I wondered where his journey went and was eager to re-enter that world. The good news is you get to spend a lot of time there, as this is a substantial work. For all that, there doesn’t seem to – Read the rest of this review

A Wizard of Earthsea by

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow would be the perfect way to describe this story. At times it seems to drag on despite its short length, only to explode into a cacophony of action. It’s a short book (my version finished at 201 pages), which was one of the reasons I picked it from my ‘to – Read the rest of this review

The Name of the Wind by

I avoided this one for a while due to the description. The arrogant hero and his amazing deeds is what it sounded like, but that’s not the case. Sure there is some heroism, but most of that is luck and timing, although there’s some underlying talent. Instead, this is the story of a man, told – Read the rest of this review

To Hold the Bridge by

I’m a big fan of Nix’s Old Kingdom series, but haven’t read any of his other works. This is sold on the back of that world but only contains one story relating to it, the rest are a series of unrelated, self-contained shorts. As with any compilation, some are better than others. There’s plenty of – Read the rest of this review