Scorpica is fascinating, but flawed, epic fantasy with an almost entirely female cast – although I had fun overall, it didn’t quite work for me, but those looking for ruthless women will certainly have their choice of them!Continue reading “Review: Scorpica by GR Macallister”
Tag: high fantasy
Review: The Splinter King by Mike Brooks
This sequel to The Black Coast ups the action, but never loses the amazing worldbuilding and character work that made me love the first book!Continue reading “Review: The Splinter King by Mike Brooks”
Review: The Jasmine Throne
The Jasmine Throne has been on everyone’s radar this year, I think, but for me, I think it was one of those books where the hype worked against it…Continue reading “Review: The Jasmine Throne”
Review: The Black Coast
This is a cautionary tale about not judging a book by its blurb… I wasn’t sure I was going to like The Black Coast, as it sounded very macho and warlike, but it ended up shooting straight onto my favourites list!Continue reading “Review: The Black Coast”
Review: A Song for the Road
An autumnal quest full of bards, romance, and motherhood? My interest in A Song for the Road was piqued the moment I read the description!
Blog Tour: Rhythm of War
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!
Review: Master of Sorrows
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!
Review: The Bone Shard Daughter
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!
Review: Queen of Coin and Whispers
You ever just read a book so perfect for you that it’s like the author wrote it on spec to your preferences? Yeah, this book is EXACTLY what I’m looking for in a YA fantasy.
Review: A Queen in Hiding
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!