Tag: magic

Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Blood of Dragons by Robin Hobb

I have been a huge Robin Hobb fan for years, ever since I first read the Farseer Trilogy (which remains one of my favourite book series, along with the Tawny Man and the Liveship Traders trilogies). The Rain Wild Chronicles took awhile to get into, mainly because I had a lot of difficulty warming up to the characters at first, but it has really grown on me and I think […]

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Posted August 6, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Falling Kingdoms. I was expecting a novel that was somewhat Game of Thrones-lite but instead the storyline was fairly complex and the setting, although not overly original, was interesting and richly detailed. The story takes place across three very different kingdoms: Limeros, Paelsia and Auranos. Limeros, the Northern kingdom, is ruled by a tyrannical King who instills fear in the populace […]

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

I have been waiting with baited breath for The Indigo Spell since I finished reading The Golden Lily, anxiously watching for updates, gnawing my fingernails down to the quick in anticipation (well not quite that bad but getting there!). I was worried that by hyping myself up so much I would be disappointed with the reality but I am happy to report that The Indigo Spell was everything I hoped […]

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

Posted August 5, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

After reading Unspoken, which I really enjoyed, I was determined to go back and read Sarah Rees Brennan’s earlier trilogy, starting with The Demon’s Lexicon. The Demon’s Lexicon is the story of Nick, a sixteen year old boy, who has spent his whole life on the run from the magicians who threaten his mother’s life. Along with his elder brother Alan, Nick has held the household together after the death […]

How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

How Beauty Met the Beast is a modern spin on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. It is the story of a young burlesque dancer named Jolie Benoit who is rescued from a kidnapping and near rape by Wesley Haukon (who goes by the moniker Hauk). Hauk is a badly burned ex-Army ranger who now works for a secretive underground movement dedicated to fighting injustice called Underlight. Jolie […]