In a move that will doubtlessly go over well with every fantasy fan out there, I decided to have a little fun with some of my favourite classical fantasy novels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jid2cLw6l_E Staples of the genre indeed! How would you describe these five books in a sentence?
With everything going on in the world right now, I find myself forced to write something like this in the hopes that I'll keep to a stringent posting schedule, over here and at booknest.eu both. Giant Days Vol. 01 by John Allison This slice of life has a female version of me as one of... Continue Reading →
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine First of all, look at that cover art. Look at it. It's breathtaking. It creates within you certain expectations, of majesty and power and Empire, of two cultures clashing with one another, of two individuals removed from all others for entirely different reasons. It sets up a confrontation,... Continue Reading →
First, let's get over the rules. One: This is not my "Best of 2019" list. That list is coming at the end of January or the beginning of February. Some of the books that appear here will probably appear there, as well - and some won't. I'm taking my time with it because I have... Continue Reading →
I love Asian-themed fantasy, especially when it's ON SALE! Whether it's inspired by historical events like R. F. Kuang's The Poppy War or it dissects the warrior culture of an analogue of Japan like M. L. Wang's The Sword of Kaigen, whether it mythologises heroes like Rob J. Hayes's Never Die or it offers a... Continue Reading →
You read it here first, folks. I'm doing a book tag! I saw this tag done over at Bookdragonism and I decided I HAD TO HAVE SOME OF THAT ON ME BLOG! It's about books, it has so many needlessly convoluted categories and I love every single one of them, so let's crack those knuckles... Continue Reading →