Today’s my stop on the Rhythm of War blog tour! I’m thrilled to be bringing you a somewhat unusual review – my thoughts on the first hundred pages, which I had a chance to sample early!
A sweet and fluffy epilogue to my favourite Regency fantasy series, Frostgilded is absolutely perfect comfort reading!
Garth Nix is most famous for his dark teen books, and Sabriel and sequels have been favourites of mine since I was a kid, but he also does a great line in light-hearted adventure fantasy (see my review of the criminally underrated Newt’s Emerald), and The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is exactly that!
So, this is a bit of a weird review: I know I posted a review of this book when I initially read it in January 2019, but when I went looking for the link to put into my review of book two, I can’t find it anywhere! So this is something of a re-review, slightly cobbled together with some thoughts from my original notes, and some from the reread I just did to prepare for reading the sequel. I’m baffled… but anyway, don’t let that distract from how much I loved Master of Sorrows!
This is a very belated review, but that’s entirely a reflection on my life going haywire, because I raced through this fantastic adventure!
I really enjoyed Soulkeeper earlier this year (see my review here) so when I held a round of #ConquerAChonker a couple of weeks ago, I knew I was in for a treat with its sequel, Ravencaller!
The Bone Shard Daughter takes classic multiple-POV fantasy and breathes fresh air into it, offering a world of twisted magic and complex characters that had me racing to the final page!
Epic, female-centred fantasy is something I’m always looking for, and A Queen in Hiding definitely promised a lot, with a completed story in four books each coming out only four weeks apart!
Guy Gavriel Kay has been a favourite of mine for years, ever since The Fionavar Tapestry broke my heart as a young teen. I’ve only recently branched out into his less magical, more historical fantasy, though, and A Brightness Long Ago is a perfect example of how he spins real-world history into secondary worlds and creates something truly beautiful with it.
After yesterday’s review of The Impossible Contract, let’s carry on straight away with the conclusion to this series, The Unconquered City!