Welcome to my stop on the Trouble with Peace blog tour! As you all may be aware, Joe Abercrombie is one of my absolute favourite authors and a new book from him is always an event in my reading year. Given my absolute love of A Little Hatred, the first book in his new First Law series, I had sky-high expectations for its sequel -- and they were unsurprisingly met.
I read Age of Assassins this summer and absolutely loved it — that book also led me to Barker’s latest book in a new series, The Bone Ships. I picked up Blood of Assassins the other month and while I didn’t love it as much as the previous book, I thought it was a fantastic sequel.
I had taken a long, unintentional break from grimdark, one of my favourite genres, but started to slowly return to it in the second half of 2019. Enter Priest of Bones, a book that I had heard a lot about but hadn’t actually read. I bought it awhile back because the author is lovely on Twitter -- one of the main reasons I buy books, honestly -- and it had been sitting on my shelf for ages. Now that I've read it, I'm officially adding it to list of ‘why didn’t I read this sooner?’ books -- I absolutely loved it!
Welcome to my stop on the A Little Hatred blog tour! I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to hear that one of my favourite authors was coming out with a new book. Not just that, he was launching us back into the First Law world, one of my favorite fantasy settings ever. Living up to an amazing series like the First Law trilogy and the three standalone novels is a tall order, however Abercrombie has managed to keep up the quality of his books and start the Age of Madness trilogy with a bang.
Happy Friday, everyone! This has been a weird week for me for a number of reasons, but particularly because I've been working from home this entire week! I'm so ready for the long weekend and can't wait to read some new books.
Game of Thrones got you down? Waiting in despair for Doors of Stone? Do you fear getting caught up in a fantastical world and then discovering that the series isn’t complete yet? The fantasy genre has loads of books and subgenres to offer, as well as authors with varying writing speeds. Below are a few of my favourite fantasy series that are complete and totally binge-able.
I admit I've only read one of Mark Lawrence's books, Prince of Thorns, and it wasn't quite my cup of tea. However I have been following his writing career -- he's a good guy and very active on social media -- and when I heard about this book it intrigued me.