Posts Categorized: Epic High Fantasy

Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin

Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy #1) by N.K. Jemisin

I purchased my copy of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in Sept 2011. This means that The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms qualifies for my 2017 The Mt. TBR Struggle is Real! challenge at 5 years, 6 months. I think I’m still trying to parse my feelings toward my read of The Hundred… Read more »

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Review: Zarsthor’s Bane (Witch World #11: High Hallack Cycle #4) by Andre Norton  *spoilers*

Review: Zarsthor’s Bane (Witch World #11: High Hallack Cycle #4) by Andre Norton *spoilers*

Bane: [beyn] noun 1. death; destruction; ruin. 2. Obsolete. that which causes death or destroys life I love this book. It’s weird and dreamy and at some points really hard to understand (and follow). I’ve read Zarsthor’s Bane many, many times now. I can honestly say that I feel that… Read more »

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Coursera: Online Games Week 2

This week in Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative This week the class is going to dig a little deeper into Tolkien, the social aspect of MMOs and take a look at one of my favorite epic poems: Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came. Readings – J.R.R Tolkien’s… Read more »

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Update:  Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

Update: Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

Bled dry by warfare, the vast Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Sergeant Whiskeyjack’s Bridgeburners and surviving sorceress Tattersail wanted to mourn the dead of Pale. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, holds out, Empress Lasseen’s ambition knows no bounds, and the gods intend to intervene. Current location: 372/494 (75%)… Read more »

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Review: Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad #2) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Review: Queen of Sorcery (The Belgariad #2) by David Eddings *spoilers*

Note: This is one of my favorite series. I read this series, it’s sequel The Mallorean, and Belgarath the Sorcerer yearly. Queen of Sorcery is the second book in The Belgariad series by David Eddings. In comparison to the first book, Queen of Sorcery gives the reader a lot more… Read more »

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Review: The Warded Man (Demon Cycle #1) by Peter V. Brett *spoilers*

Review: The Warded Man (Demon Cycle #1) by Peter V. Brett *spoilers*

So, I have sat on this review for…forever. All of my friends love this book. I actually enjoyed this book. But it gave me nightmares. Not from the subject matter – as would be expected – but from one little scene and the reactions of the character that totally ruined… Read more »

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