Monthly Archives: March 2014

Words of Radiance – Brandon Sanderson

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book precisely as good as the previous one before. Normally, with sequels, it’s to be praised if they’re not too much worse. But this… this was just as good. Not better, I think, because … Continue reading

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The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson

I really really dislike the American cover for Way of Kings. Like, really really. It looks, to my English sensibilities, cheesy and old-fashioned (in the worst way) and just… really naff. Which isn’t fair, because the book is amazing – … Continue reading

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The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

This is another victim of the Sabriel pile-up, but one I dealt with sensibly at the time. I wrote most of a review and saved it, ready to post, and then never got round to it. So I finished it … Continue reading

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City’s Son Addendum

Further to my post on The City’s Son, someone kindly informed me that the sequel is in fact all about the character I claimed I’d love to read an entire book about. Hurrah. That said, I’m having some difficulty deciding … Continue reading

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The City’s Son – Tom Pollock

Oops, I forgot I read this. I’m aware that’s not a good sign. It’s been… two weeks now? Oh bugger, more like a month. The boyfriend and I went book shopping in February, and discovered we’d both had our eyes … Continue reading

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Chosen – Benedict Jacka

This is the first of Benedict Jacka’s books I’ve bought in physical format, and I’m pleased I did. I intend to buy the rest similarly at some point, but right now, two of my book piles are topping 6 feet … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Fairy Tale – Graham Joyce

 So I picked this up for no other reason than I liked the cover and the title. It doesn’t even have a blurb on the back (and since I bought it in a real live actual book shop, there was … Continue reading

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