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Review of ~ Ed McDonald – Blackwing (Ravens’ Mark #1)

9/10 I received an advanced copy of Blackwing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Ed McDonald, Orion Publishing Group and Gollancz. *Minor spoilers may follow* McDonald begins this tale by placing the reader in the Misery – following the action of Captain Galharrow and his crew of Blackwing…… Continue reading Review of ~ Ed McDonald – Blackwing (Ravens’ Mark #1)

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Review of ~ Steven Erikson – Gardens Of The Moon (Malazan Book Of The Fallen #1)

9.5/10 – Review by Holden R Johnson (The Red Heir) “Convergence,” Tool said. “Power ever draws other power.” Why have I waited so long to read this? There will be spoilers in the section that discusses characters – so please tread lightly! Gardens of the Moon, The first entry in the Malazan Book of the…… Continue reading Review of ~ Steven Erikson – Gardens Of The Moon (Malazan Book Of The Fallen #1)

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Review of ~ Joe Abercrombie – Before They Are Hanged (The First Law #2)

8.5/10 “We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged” – Heinrich Heine Before They Are Hanged is Abercrombie’s second entry into the twisted and grim world of The First Law. It follows on from the three story arcs that The Blade itself stylishly led towards. Bayaz, the first of the Magi is…… Continue reading Review of ~ Joe Abercrombie – Before They Are Hanged (The First Law #2)

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Review of ~ Robert Jordan – The Eye Of The World (Wheel of Time #1)

8.5/10 “The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills” The Eye of the World, the first epic fantasy book in the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, provided me with exactly the kind of experience I expected from it. 1. An old school fantasy feel. 2. Lots of intense descriptions of every small detail that…… Continue reading Review of ~ Robert Jordan – The Eye Of The World (Wheel of Time #1)

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Review of ~ Joe Abercrombie – The Blade Itself (The First Law #1)

8/10 I was up until half five yesterday morning reading intensely to finish off this story. I didn’t write the review then as it would have been a tired, mumbled mess with little to no eloquence and it wouldn’t have included any cool sounding words. Let’s see how I get on now after a good…… Continue reading Review of ~ Joe Abercrombie – The Blade Itself (The First Law #1)

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Review of ~ Emma Newman – Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic #1)

7.5/10 I received an ARC of Brother’s Ruin through NetGalley. Thank you to Emma Newman and Tor. Brother’s Ruin is the first novel in Newman’s Industrial Magic series. This is an urban fantasy story set in an alternative London circa 1850 where people who have magic within themselves become members of the Royal Society of…… Continue reading Review of ~ Emma Newman – Brother’s Ruin (Industrial Magic #1)