Reviews of books in this genre:

Words of Radiance by

The length of this was a consideration in my decision — 48 hours is a lot of listening time — but also knowing what I was getting played a part — this following my enjoyment of the previous book. Taking up where The Way of Kings finished, the same cast returns, only they all end – Read the rest of this review

The Way of Kings by

I elected to listen to this, in part, due to the length. The 1,000+ pages turn into around 45 hours of audio to work through. And this is just the first book of the trilogy, so it’s somewhat immense. As with a story that runs to this length, we end up with not only a – Read the rest of this review

The Lies of Locke Lamora by

I was finally convinced by so many people recommending this one. And I’m very glad I listened. This isn’t your typical story and it’s grittier than most fantasies I’ve read — aside from a morally dubious protagonist, there are plenty of deaths, beatings and torture. This adds a sense of peril most books seem to – Read the rest of this review

Lord of the Fire Lands by

I remember enjoying the The Gilded Chain by this author, and this has been sat on my TBR shelf for a while since. Although it takes place in the same universe, I don’t think there’s any overlap (aside from the odd character mention) and this can be read entirely independently. This follows a story between – Read the rest of this review

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