Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

Book Review: Hard Magic by Larry Correia

Posted on: September 14th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) This book blew me away. In a world that suddenly got magic in the mid-1800s, we follow a group of magical heroes led by General Pershing against the Immortal Emperor Tokugawa. We follow Jake Sullivan, and ex-convict and a “Heavy” who can spike gravity. There’s also Faye, a teleporting […]

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Hands down, one of the very best books I’ve read… not just this year, but ever! The Graveyard Book is gripping from the first moment, and sends chills down your spine. At the same time, it is written in such a way that it should be read aloud, and […]

Book Review: Servant of a Dark God by John Brown

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

Overall Rating: 4 stars (Really Liked It!) I’m coming to the party kind of late on this one. Servant of a Dark God made its debut two years ago. The sequel, Curse of a Dark God, is in the works. I met John Brown at LTUE when he did a presentation titled “How do Get […]

Book Review: Going Postal and Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Overall Rating: 4 Stars (Really Liked It!) These two books, starting with Going Postal (Discworld #33), are now my all-time favorites when it comes to books that make you laugh. Terry Pratchett is high satire at its best, writing Moist Vol Lipwig as he scrambles his way into restoring the Ankh-Morpork Post Office to glory. […]

Book Reviews: The Gathering Storm and Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Overall Rating: 4 stars (Really Liked It!) Anyone who is interested in the Wheel of Time has probably done their own research on Brandon Sanderson, but let me wrap up some of the facts here; Brandon didn’t ask for this. He is a die-hard of the books, and grew up reading them like you and […]

Book Reviews: Knife of Dreams and New Spring by Robert Jordan

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Overall Rating: 4 stars (Really Liked It!) I read 5 Wheel of Time Books this year because I wanted to catch up with the series, now that Sanderson is working on the last installment. As I’ve posted before, I had a hard time continuing with Robert Jordan books. It felt like he was slowing things […]

Book Review: Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Overall Rating: 3 Stars (Liked It!) Monster Hunter International is, as Brandon Sanderson said, “An Ode to how fun it is to shoot things in the face.” Owen is a large man, a gun-nut, and an accountant. The book begins when he ends up shoving his werewolf boss out the window. Yes, it’s that kind […]

Book Review of Runelords Book 1 – The Sum of All Men

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

Overall Rating: 3 stars (Liked It!) Genre – Epic Fantasy, Adult David Farland kicks off his Runelords Series with the Sum of All Men, in a world where personal attributes can be given, bought, or stolen. Runelords are men who receive endowments from their subjects, such as endowments of strength, metabolism, or wit. These endowments […]

How to Survive the Wheel of Time

Posted on: March 26th, 2011 by Sam 4 Comments

In the blogging industry (is it an industry now?) you have to be careful what you name your blogs; you might give the wrong impression. So let me tell you right away: I just finished Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan and I loved it. This book has received a lot of flack for not […]

Warbreaker – My Favorite Sanderson Novel

Posted on: February 28th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

I read this book audibly (Quite literally, I downloaded my copy from Audible.com) at the end of 2009. Drowned in the long shadow cast by Sanderson’s prowess, this book just doesn’t get enough attention. I have read all of Sanderson’s published works, and still this is my personal favorite. Sanderson is often noted for his […]