Fantasy

Reviews of books in this genre:

Dragonflight by

Ranked among the greatest fantasy novels ever written, it’s interesting to find out that it started life as two separate novellas published in Analog (a science fiction magazine) way back in 1967. This is the first of the Riders of Pern (or Chronicle of Pern as it says on the cover) series. Set on a – Read the rest of this review

The Poppy War by

This was a recommendation from a ‘best’ list over at Goodreads. It sounded interesting, and there were comments about its similarities to The Name of the Wind, which is a book I enjoyed. There’s a similarity in that the protagonist, Rin, goes to an academy, although that’s about it. Despite being a fairly long book – Read the rest of this review

Shadow Scale by

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to complete this, as my local library service changed provider with very little notice while I was only half way through, but I doubled down and mainlined it. That shows how much I was hooked. I liked the first book and this continues, with many of – Read the rest of this review

A Blink of the Screen by

This is a collection of shorter fiction, from an author who admits he finds such lengths a challenge. It really does cover his career, ordered chronologically from his first published works (back when magazines bought and featured short fiction) through to the time when this book was released. It ends almost exclusively with Discworld stories. – Read the rest of this review