Books, Reviews

Song of Blood and Stone

Title: Song of Blood and Stone Author: L. Penelope Published: July 2019, St. Martin's Blurb: The kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar have been separated for centuries by the Mantle, a magical veil that has enforced a tremulous peace between the two lands. But now, the Mantle is cracking and the True Father, ruler of Lagrimar… Continue reading Song of Blood and Stone

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The Burning White

Title: The Blinding Light Author: Brent Weeks Published: October 2019, Orbit Books Blurb: Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former Emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven… Continue reading The Burning White

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The Sword of Kaigen: SPFBO 5

Title: The Sword of Kaigen Author: M.L. Wang Published: February 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 10 out of 10 Blurb: A mother struggling to repress her violent past, A son struggling to grasp his violent future, A father blind to the danger that threatens them all. When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will… Continue reading The Sword of Kaigen: SPFBO 5

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Never Die: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Never Die Author: Rob J. Hayes Published: January 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 6 out of 10 Blurb: Samurai, shinigami, vengeful spirits, and an impossible quest. Itami Cho has earned the name Whispering Blade. She is a Shintei warrior, sworn to the path of oaths and honour. But keeping her oaths has always been… Continue reading Never Die: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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Kalanon’s Rising: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Kalanon's Rising Author: Darian Smith Published: October 2016 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Blurb: Solve the murder. Stop the war. Save the world. Sir Brannon Kesh spent years building a new life as a physician, leaving the name Bloodhawk and the war that spawned it behind. But when the King's cousin… Continue reading Kalanon’s Rising: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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Blade’s Edge: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Blade's Edge Author: Virginia McClain Published: 2015 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 4 out of 10 Blurb: Mishi and Taka live each day of their lives with the shadow of death lurking behind them. The struggle to hide the elemental powers that mark the two girls as Kisōshi separates them from the other orphans, yet… Continue reading Blade’s Edge: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Books, Reviews, Writing Posts

Rereading The Blood Mirror

Hello, lovelies! It is time for another Annotated Book Review! As you may know, I have been rereading the first four books in the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks for...an embarrassing amount of months (hint: this definitely started last year). Much longer than these books deserve, that's for certain. I hadn't ever reviewed the first two books,… Continue reading Rereading The Blood Mirror

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Beggar’s Rebellion: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: Beggar's Rebellion Author: Levi Jacobs Published: February 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 7 out of 10 Blurb: The Councilate controls everything except the truth. I have nothing save my discovery—but with this shall I destroy an empire. Tai Kulga lost the rebellion and his best friend on the same day, stripping him of his… Continue reading Beggar’s Rebellion: SPFBO 5 Finalist

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A Tale of Stars and Shadow: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Title: A Tale of Stars and Shadow Author: Lisa Cassidy Published: June 2019 Amount Read: 100% Rating: 7 out of 10 Blurb: Dumnorix princess and born warrior, Talyn Dynan was the finest fighter of her generation. With her Callanan partner at her side, she was invincible, reckless, a death-knell to their enemies. But after her… Continue reading A Tale of Stars and Shadow: SPFBO 5 Finalist

Books, Reviews

Rereading The Broken Eye

Title: The Broken Eye Author: Brent Weeks Published: August 2014, Orbit Books Blurb: As the old gods awaken, the Chromeria is in a race to find its lost Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe, Gavin Guile. But Gavin's enslaved on a galley, and when he finally escapes, he finds himself… Continue reading Rereading The Broken Eye