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The Bonehunters (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #6)
4.39
The review is originally available at Realms of Speculative Fiction

It took me the better part of the month to work -- yes, sometimes it really felt li
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Jun 04, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
The Last Wish (The Witcher)
4.18
The review is originally available at Realms of Speculative Fiction

Geralt was always going to stand out, with his white hair and piercing eyes, his c
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Jul 08, 2008
Jun 20, 2008
 
The Mark of Ran (The Sea Beggars, #1)
3.72
The Review is originally available at Realms of Speculative Fiction

Paul Kearney might just be one of the undiscovered, rather than hidden, gems of fan
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Jan 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
The Deserter (The Bone World Trilogy, #2)
3.75
Fans of the old-school sf writers (well Peadar admitted to being a fan of some anyways and it shows here) rejoice - The Deserter is no less than a cer ...more
Feb 27, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
Kings of Morning (The Macht, #3)
4.03
What can I say, it's very readable, but utterly underwhelming. Haven't been impressed with Kearney since The Mark of Ran, everything up to that point ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
Flowers for Algernon
3.98
Top 5. Short, to the point, brilliant in every way.
not set
Jun 14, 2008
 
The Inferior (The Bone World Trilogy, #1)
3.76
The review is originally available at The Realms of Speculative Fiction - http://sf-fantasy-books.blogspot.com/...

Stopmouth is a young and resourceful
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May 07, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
 
Desolation Road (Desolation Road Universe, #1)
3.84
This book is similar to One Hundred Years of Solitude by G.G. Márquez, only better. It starts with the foundation of Desolation Road, a small western- ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
4.22
The whole review is available at Realms of Speculative Fiction

Excerpt from the review:
The main premise (catch) behind the story of "Old Man's War" is
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Jun 16, 2008
Apr 28, 2008
 
The Situation
4.04
The review is originally available at - Realms of Speculative Fiction

At lunch, we would sneak out behind the company building with a blanket and sit o
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Apr 2008
May 09, 2008
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.28
Originally available at http://sf-fantasy-books.blogspot.com

Camorr, a bustling city-state reminiscent of renaissance Venice, full of prosperous mercha
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Jan 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
Last Argument of Kings (The First Law #3)
4.25
Originally available at Realms of Speculative Fiction - http://sf-fantasy-books.blogspot.com

Foremost, this is not a double post. The review below was
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Jan 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
The Ten Thousand (The Macht #1)
3.77
This review is originally available at Realms of Speculative Fiction

“The Ten Thousand” lays a new cornerstone for the vastly under-appreciated fantasy
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Jun 11, 2008
Jun 04, 2008
 
The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate
4.24
Review originally available at Realms of Speculative Fiction

I’ve never been much of a fan of short literary forms -- I’ve always favored big sprawling
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Apr 25, 2008
May 09, 2008
 
The Desert Spear (Demon Cycle, #2)
4.25
I've read mixed reviews, but for what it's worth, I really enjoyed the sequel to very entertaining The Warded Man. Brett is a natural born storyteller ...more
Nov 20, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
Fevre Dream
3.82
GRRM's talent for characterization is quite noticeable, as is his ability to tell a gripping story. I usually don't care much for vampires, but this o ...more
Jul 08, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
The Silent Land
3.60
Intimate, subtle and graceful tale of a young couple that gets caught in an avalanche. The story is haunting, dark and borders on surreal, but always ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
 
I Am Legend
4.06
A short novel by today's standards (160 pages long), but missing the impact and the drive that "masterworks" usually have. I also felt that the prose ...more
May 04, 2011
Apr 30, 2011
 
The Player of Games (Culture, #2)
4.24
On par with the first book in "Culture" series. A similar disinterested and disinteresting protagonist. Interesting concept for a story and well execu ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jun 01, 2008
 
The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
3.80
Beautiful prose, great storytelling, immensely poignant. One of the best books I've read in my adult life.

Why not five stars? Because minor niggles an
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Feb 20, 2014
Jul 30, 2009
 
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
3.86
British answer to GRRM? Not bloody likely. Nevertheless, it's stil an enjoyable & gripping read, if you're in the mood for well executed and fast ...more
Sep 28, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
The Possibility of an Island
3.78
sensual, smart, but too narrowmindend in some aspects.
Aug 03, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
 
The Islanders
3.75
Priest is a brilliant author. Simply superb writing and characterization. The only thing that kept me from giving this book 5 stars is its relatively ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Sep 30, 2011
 
A Different Kingdom
3.78
Another great early Kearney. The rating is on a brink of 4 stars, but the book is too uneaven to rate it higher. Definitely worth a read though, Kearn ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 13, 2011
 
The Shadow of the Wind
4.21
The best book, alongside "Flowers For Algernon" I've read in 2008.
Mar 19, 2009
Jul 24, 2008
 
The Last Realm Book 1: Dragonscarpe
1.00
My review is available here (Realms of Speculative Fiction)
Jul 18, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
 
Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #8)
4.32
Starts to meander in the second half. Still very much enjoyable. Better than book 5 and 6, on par with book 7.
Jun 08, 2010
Jun 16, 2009
 
Dust of Dreams (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #9)
4.32
300 hundred pages of pure awesome...balanced by 600 pages that should be edited out :)
Jul 30, 2013
Jun 29, 2011
 
Orb Sceptre Throne (Malazan Empire #4)
4.06
None
not set
Sep 30, 2012
 
A Cruel Wind  (Dread Empire, #1-3)
3.82
None
not set
Jun 14, 2008
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