Posts Categorized: Fantasy – Grimdark

Review: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne

Review: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) by John Gwynne

OK! I’m calling it! Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1) expired to DNF (at 23%) status on 10-Jul-2017 due to extreme prejudice against boredom. I did NOT enjoy much of the 23% of Malice that I completed. I was bored, bored, BORED and nothing occurred – with the exception… Read more »

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Review: What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

Review: What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower by Margaret Killjoy

When I was a kid, “Choose Your Own Adventure” books were one of my favorite kinds of books. They both thrilled me and made me nervous at the same time: the uncertainty that comes with open ended stories always cause me some concern, lol. So I was rather excited when… Read more »

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Flights of Fantasy: April 2014 Books of the Month

Flights of Fantasy: April 2014 Books of the Month

The April 2014 Flights of Fantasy group reads and my early decision on reading them:     YA/MG Seraphina (Seraphina #1) Decision: Maybe In her New York Times bestselling and Morris Award-winning debut, Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons in an alternative-medieval world to fantasy and science-fiction readers of all ages…. Read more »

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

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

There are no words. I just don’t have the words to describe this enough to get out a review. I don’t have the words to express my relationship with Gardens of the Moon. I am…my mind is BLOWN. It’s genius. It’s intimidating. The sheer scope of what was going on… 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: The Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company #1) by Glen Cook

Review: The Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company #1) by Glen Cook

The Black Company – an elite mercenary company – is narrated by Croaker, the Company annalist and only fully trained doctor. The book starts with the Company in a contract with a country named Beryl. The country is going to hell in a handbasket due to the weakness of the… Read more »

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