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A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
The Wheel turns and ages pass. Some called this one the 3rd Age, but it may have been an Age from long ago or one yet to come. This wasn't the ending,...more
Jan 12, 2013
May 29, 2012
The Sword of the Dawn
Back to some of the foundational books of fantasy writing, I'm working my way through the first Hawkmoon series by Michael Moorcock.

It's interesting...more
Jun 28, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
The Black Gryphon (Valdemar: Mage Wars #1)
This is part of the Valdemar pre-history, which is slightly problematic for me, since at the end of the day I kinda know how a lot of this is going to...more
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
The Innocent Mage (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker, #1)
Good introductory volume for what looks like a duology. There are a couple of things that grate, , mostly the fact that the lead character keeps being...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
Myrren's Gift (The Quickening, #1)
Nifty first outing from a fairly new author. The plotting is tightly paced and keeps railing along at fairly high speeds. McIntosh's use of magic in t...more
May 26, 2011
May 26, 2011
Winter Witch
A very solid fantasy romp, which is no surprise from Elaine Cunningham, whose Forgotten Realms work has always been a good read. Cunningham is very go...more
Feb 23, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
First Rider's Call (Green Rider, #2)
A solid sequel that in many ways improves upon the first volume.

The basic concept behind the original novel was interesting and it was fun to explore...more
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
Neverwinter (Forgotten Realms: Neverwinter, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #21)
a decent middle volume of a trilogy that is no more than decent.

Salvatore remains outstanding at describing action, and his combat sequences are descr...more
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Joust (Dragon Jousters, #1)
A solid, competently done coming-of-age fantasy story. There's nothing terribly unique here, but it's very well executed. Lackey knows what she's doin...more
Jan 09, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
**spoiler alert** A pretty solid middle volume, overall...but it's definitely a middle volume. And the more I think about it, the more I realize how l...more
Aug 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1)
Concepts on Warbreaker are really strong and introduces another one of Sanderson's interesting, logical, and well-thought out magic systems. The ideas...more
Jan 06, 2012
Dec 24, 2011
Alta (Dragon Jousters, #2)
A surprising improvement over the first volume, which was far too much a "paint by numbers" coming of age heroic journey saga that really wasn't parti...more
May 23, 2013
May 08, 2013
Bridge of Souls (The Quickening, #3)
A fairly predictable conclusion to a decent story. Despite the author's attempts to throw some doubt into the outcome, it was hard to see this coming...more
Feb 08, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
Wrath of a Mad God (The Darkwar Saga, #3)
Mostly satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, but left several major plot threads dangling without any indicator they were to be followed up on. additi...more
Feb 18, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
The Dwarves (The Dwarves, #1)
It's an interesting take and kind of nice to look at some high fantasy where the dwarves are the protagonists rather than sidekicks or comic relief. I...more
Jun 24, 2014
May 24, 2014
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time #13)
**spoiler alert** It's finally coming to a conclusion, this epic fantasy. (you know something has a massive page count, a ton of books in the series,...more
Nov 15, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
The Compleat Enchanter
Fun to read one of the foundational books of fantasy literature, which spawned a whole series of imitators and served as a starting point for a wide n...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, #1)
I started reading this 4 times before it grabbed me. Not really sure why, maybe it's just one of those books you need to be in the right frame of mind...more
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 29, 2009
The Awakened Mage (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker, #2)
Solid conclusion to this duology, but not exactly a world-beater. The most interesting parts are where all the secrets of the past book come to light...more
Dec 08, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Straken (High Druid of Shannara, #3)
Decent finish to a solid if somewhat predictable trilogy from Brooks. The plotting isn't bad and the action is handled well, but there's nothing parti...more
Nov 24, 2013
Dec 04, 2007
New Spring (Wheel of Time, #0)
Solid prequel, fills in an interesting gap in the series history on the early days of Moiraine & Siuan, especially how Moiraine & Lan met. Als...more
May 31, 2011
May 26, 2011
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Hell of a book. No one is safe. Which is awesome.
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Dec 12, 2009
Exile's Valor (Heralds of Valdemar, #7)
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Jan 26, 2011
Antrax (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, #2)
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Dec 04, 2007
Morgawr (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, #3)
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Dec 04, 2007
Tanequil (High Druid of Shannara, #2)
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Dec 04, 2007
The Talismans of Shannara
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Dec 04, 2007
Jarka Ruus (High Druid of Shannara, #1)
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Dec 04, 2007
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
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Dec 04, 2007
The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3)
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Dec 04, 2007
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