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The Bones of the Old Ones (The Chronicles of Sword and Sand #2)
4.03
it was amazing
Howard Andrew Jones’ debut novel The Desert of Souls was one of my favorite novels of 2011. The Bones of the Old Ones , released just this January , t ...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
 
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
3.87
it was amazing
I initially put off reading Mark Lawrence’s Prince of Thorns due to some earlier reviews which discussed the novel’s copious amounts of violence and d ...more
Mar 21, 2012
Oct 31, 2011
 
Blood Song (Raven's Shadow, #1)
4.46
it was amazing
Blood Song is a title that has been sitting in my Kindle library for quite a while now but for some reason I just hadn’t read it yet. With Orbit have ...more
Jul 27, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
 
Control Point (Shadow Ops, #1)
3.51
liked it
Early review here, this'll be on the blog tomorrow.

Shadow Ops: Control Pointby Myke Cole has been something of a critical darling amongst online revie
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Feb 24, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
Don't Ever Get Old (Buck Schatz, #1)
3.68
it was amazing
Listen, if you like hardboiled mysteries with quirky characters and an offbeat plot you should really just stop reading and go pick up Daniel Friedman ...more
Jun 2012
May 27, 2012
 
When the Heavens Fall (The Chronicle of the Exile, #1)
3.68
really liked it
When the Heavens Fall
by Marc Turner is the author’s debut novel. This is a big swords and sorcery epic that seems to channel a touch of Steven Erikson
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Jun 02, 2015
May 18, 2015
 
Low Town (Low Town, #1)
3.85
it was amazing
I’ve actually put off reviewing Daniel Polansky’s Low Town. Mainly so that my warm fuzzy feelings would fade some and I wouldn’t right some kind of cr ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
Percepliquis (The Riyria Revelations, #6)
4.54
it was amazing
The concluding novel to Michael J Sullivan’s Riyria Revelations, Percepliquis, is available as part of Heir of Novron (along with Wintertide). I was g ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
 
The Desert of Souls (The Chronicles of Sword and Sand #1)
3.73
it was amazing
In 8th Century Baghdad the Captain of the Jaffar’s Royal Guard, Asim and the scholar Dabir are dispatched to uncover the mystery of a rune inscribed r ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Jan 05, 2011
 
NOS4A2
4.06
it was amazing
You should know who Joe Hill is. Seriously. Hill is one half of the team that brought us Locke and Key (my bid for the horror comic of the century, se ...more
Jun 2013
May 21, 2013
 
7th Sigma
3.69
really liked it
Stephen Gould is perhaps best known for his novel Jumper originally released in 1992 and later adapted into a film in 2008. I found the film enjoyable ...more
May 09, 2011
May 06, 2011
 
You
3.21
really liked it
Austin Grossman’s You has drawn some comparisons to Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One from many venues but is a very different beast in many respects. W ...more
Apr 07, 2013
May 14, 2013
 
Young Miles (Vorkosigan Omnibus, #2)
4.38
it was amazing
Full Review at my blog.

If I’m not mistaken Bujold ties Heinlein for the number of Hugo’s she has won. She is a diverse writer dabbling in both fantasy
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not set
Feb 27, 2009
 
The Door to Lost Pages
3.36
really liked it
Claude Lalumiere's The Door to Lost Pages is a short novella of interwoven stories patched together to form a fascinating and enthralling pastiche tha ...more
May 06, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
3.86
really liked it
Note: this is really a review, mostly just thoughts on a re-read.

I first came upon Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series on the old wotma
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Jun 28, 2017
Jan 20, 2011
Sep 24, 2010
 
Red Country (First Law World, #6)
4.28
really liked it
Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country has been one of my most anticipated reads since it was announced. While I definitely loved the First Law Trilogy it was ...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Dragonbone Chair (Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, #1)
3.95
liked it
The Dragonbone Chair is the first book in Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series and one of the better traditional epic fantasies that’s out th ...more
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 16, 2010
 
Alive (The Generations Trilogy, #1)
3.72
really liked it
I read Alive by Scott Sigler while on my honeymoon in April. I’ve enjoyed his previous work, especially the Infected series, so I’m always willing to ...more
Apr 20, 2015
Jun 02, 2015
 
American Elsewhere
3.77
really liked it
Imagine, if you will, the perfect town; immaculately groomed lawns, quiet streets, perfect houses, smiling faces, and no crime to speak of. Wink, New ...more
May 16, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
 
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy, #1)
3.82
really liked it
What sold me on the novel wasn’t the back of the book, or the multitude of good reviews it has received but rather the single opening sentence from Br ...more
Dec 10, 2010
Nov 08, 2010
 
The Whitefire Crossing (Shattered Sigil, #1)
3.72
really liked it
The Whitefire Crossing, the debut novel of Courtney Schafer, is an exciting adventure fantasy in a unique world. On its surface the plot is a simple o ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
 
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
4.32
liked it
If I’m going to be completely honest. I think by this time I’m little weary of George R. R. Martin. This is no fault of the author, nor of his work, b ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
The Cold Commands (A Land Fit for Heroes, #2)
3.93
liked it
After just about three years Richard Morgan’s The Cold Commands has been released. Picking up more or less where The Steel Remains leaves this dark fa ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
I remember being mesmerized on my first read through of George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones. Newly returned to the fantasy genre and having subsid ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Jul 30, 2010
 
Noir
3.27
it was amazing
Have you ever finished a book and put it down thinking that you weren’t sure what exactly happened but that you kind of liked it? Such was my experien ...more
Jun 07, 2010
May 12, 2010
 
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)
4.25
really liked it
I don’t understand Brandon Sanderson. Seriously. Most fantasy authors are lucky if they come up with one new fascinating and intricate fantasy setting ...more
Apr 02, 2013
Dec 17, 2012
 
Aftermath (Star Wars: Aftermath, #1)
3.18
liked it
Chuck Wendig’s Blackbirds and Blue Blazes are excellent novels with vibrant worlds and complicated heroes. Needless to say that I was pretty excited t ...more
Sep 16, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
 
The Quiet War (The Quiet War #1)
3.60
liked it
In a future where Earth has been ravaged by economical disaster humanity is split down two divergent paths. Down one path are the Outers, exiled first ...more
Dec 16, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
 
The Other Lands (Acacia, #2)
3.80
really liked it
Durham, known for his historical fiction novels, burst onto the fantasy scene in 2007 with Acacia: The War with the Mein the first in a new fantasy se ...more
Nov 13, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
 
The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1)
4.14
really liked it
The Emperor’s Blades is the tale of two brothers (and a sister, but I’ll get into that later), the sons of the Emperor of Annur. Kaden, the heir to th ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
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