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Book Suggestions: The Name of All Things, by Jenn Lyons 2019.

The Name of All Things is book two in Jenn Lyons’ thrilling epic fantasy series, A Chorus of Dragons, which began with The Ruin of Kings.

You can have everything you want. If you sacrifice everything you believe . . .

Kihrin D’Mon is a wanted man after killing the Emperor of Quur – and not in a good way. So he heads for Jorat, to find the fourth person named in prophesy, who will either save or damn the world.

He meets Janel Theranon, who claims she already knows him. And she wants Kihrin’s help in saving Jorat’s capital from a dragon, who can only be slain with his sword’s magic. Unwittingly, Kirin also finds himself at the centre of a rebellion. One which puts him in direct opposition to Relos Var, his old enemy.

For too long, Janel’s battled the wizard alone – even betraying her ideals to bring him down. However, Var owns one of the world’s most powerful artefacts: the Name of All Things. It bestows knowledge, which Var uses to gain what he wants most. This is now Kihrin D’Mon – and the world may not survive the consequences

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Book Review: A Time Of Dread, by John Gwynne (2018).

What a remarkable book. I am quite surprised how quickly I have taken to this series and become invested in their characters. As with all new series I feel the characters must be of strong persona so as to get the story up and going. Without giving too much away and/or boring the reader with information from the past. John Gwynne has mastered the art of character creation and it was pretty early on that I became hooked, and finding it difficult to put down when one of my favourites is in peril.

We find ourselves looking through the eyes of a variety of main characters as the war amongst the Ben-Elim and Kadoshim becomes more and more obvious. Drem has remained one of my favourites from the start. As we follow him and his father Olin and their journey him for winter. Only to be confronted by unwanted changes and a whole league of trouble. Not only does Drem suffer a major hurt and loss so do many of the other char terms such as Bleda and Riv. Both seem to be trying to find their way in the world and have somehow managed to find each others friendship. And Sig…. Oh Sig… I was appreciating this character but now no more…

I have to say I feel this is going to be a fantastic series with a wealth of characters and settings. The storyline, while feeling familiars unique to anything I have read and so I have enjoyed this very much. I would recommend this to all lovers of Fantasy novels. I give this book a rating of 9.5/10 stars.

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Book Ideas: The Library of the Unwritten, by A. J. Hackwith (2019).

This looks like it could be quite good 📚😊📖👌💫

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Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing– a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.

But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell….and Earth.

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Book Suggestions: The Pale Swordsman, Robert Ryan (2018).

Ancient evil wakes from eons old sleep, and pits its strength against the world of man…

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Brand, exiled since his youth from the land he should rightfully rule, returns home. But nothing is as it seems, and the usurper who murdered his parents and sent countless assassins to kill him is not his greatest threat.

A magician serves the usurper, and his power is of a kind both deadly and rare. Brand does not know of his existence, but the magician divines his coming and his purpose. He cannot let Brand live, for he is the sort of man who can tumble thrones and challenge fate itself.

Brand, intent on righting past wrongs, gathers an army as he journeys. But enemies beset him. Beasts of magic hunt him. And the pale swordsman who is not a man stalks him across the land. Brand enters a world of magic, a time of chaos and a crossroads of destiny. For a dark shadow of evil reaches forth to conquer, and one man will not stop it, nor will one kingdom sate its lust for dominion…

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Book Review: Origin, by Dan Brown (2017).

What an adventure! Admittedly I have spent a lot of time confused with this book. Most of the concepts and language way over my head, and way too much to Google and continue to read with fluency. However, as Dan Brown has the knack of doing, he gives readers just enough knowledge to understand the main concepts if read carefully. This is definitely well worth the read. So much so that I believe it to be in the category of his previous novel The Da Vinci Code.

Throughout this novel, readers follow the story of Robert Langdon the infamous professor as he and yet another ”lady friend” enter into a dangerous mission to broadcast their dear friend’s unique announcement to the entire world. With the help of Winston the Super Computer that has capabilities beyond anyone wildest dreams, they are able to show the world what Edmond Kirsch had been trying to tell the world before he is… stopped.

Although much of the novel is filled with problem-solving and jetting across the countryside there is an obvious romance and bromance amongst the main characters. This helps to keep the story flowing when some of the cryptic intelligence spews across the page and increased concentration is required to keep up.

As I have mentioned numerous times I found the overall story confusing as a lot of it was simply beyond my understanding. However, I have to acknowledge that the ideas portrayed have definitely have caused a lot of thought surrounding the questions ”Where did we come from? Where are we going?”.

Overall this has been an interesting and enjoyable read that I believe most fantasy lovers would enjoy. I would recommend this book to the older age group although young adults could find this interesting provided they are set for a challenge. I give this book a rating of 8.5/10 stars.

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Book Review: Eldest, by Christopher Paolini (2005).

After many dangerous feats, Eragon Shade Slayer is now able to continue his journey to finish his training as a Dragon Rider. But even though he has seemingly one the last battle there is still a war brewing. It is time for the Varden and it’s allies make a plan.

I found this second novel of the Inheritance series to be a little more confusing than the first. Especially with the storyline glittering between Eragon and his cousin Roran. Although with some re-reading it was possible to wrap my mind around the storyline. I feel that perhaps I has expected the storyline to be different to what was on the page which made it seem lacking.

I found that both Eragon and Saphira unable to find the romantic relationships they had hoped for. Although they both grow in wisdom from the experience, and become closer to one another because of it, doesn’t take away the loneliness of the storyline. But I am sure there is a reason for this to be revealed much later in the story.

Overall I found this to be an entertaining read even though I did spend some of my time confused. I recommend this book to anyone who has a love of Dragons and fantasy novels. I give this book a rating of 8.5/10 stars.

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Book Suggestions: The Wizard’s Curse, by Jennifer Ealey 2019).

Both cover and title have me very curious… 🤔🧐😊👀🔥

Could be well worth the look

Abstract

As civil war spreads through the realm of the sorcerers, the woodwolf become under attack by unknown abductors. When his attempts to prove his loyalty and protect his people go disastrously awry, Sorcerer Prince Tarkyn finds himself distanced from his companions and threatened by a curse.

Trying to save his new people from his vengeful twin brothers, Tarkyn faces pressure from sorcerers and woodfolk alike. Soon, he is drawn in a battle he’s not ready for.

As the curse threatens to corrupt the woodfolk and loyalties around him grow thin, can Tarkyn wield his powers to save his people?

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Reading Suggestions: The Name of All Things, by Jenn Lyons (2019).

This looks like it could be quite good 👍 📚 ⭐️ 👏 💯

Abstract

You can have everything you want. If you sacrifice everything you believe . . .

Kihrin D’Mon is a wanted man after killing the Emperor of Quur – and not in a good way. So he heads for Jorat, to find the fourth person named in prophesy, who will either save or damn the world.

He meets Janel Theranon, who claims she already knows him. And she wants Kihrin’s help in saving Jorat’s capital from a dragon, who can only be slain with his sword’s magic. Unwittingly, Kirin also finds himself at the centre of a rebellion. One which puts him in direct opposition to Relos Var, his old enemy.

For too long, Janel’s battled the wizard alone – even betraying her ideals to bring him down. However, Var owns one of the world’s most powerful artefacts: the Name of All Things. It bestows knowledge, which Var uses to gain what he wants most. This is now Kihrin D’Mon – and the world may not survive the consequences.

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Reading Ideas: The Bone Ships, by R. J. Baker (2019).

This appears to be book to take a closer look at. Not only recommended by a friend, but also I have seen a lot of good hype on social media 😊

TWO NATIONS AT WAR. A PRIZE BEYOND COMPARE.

Abstract

For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war. 
The dragons disappeared, but the battles for supremacy persisted. 
Now the first dragon in centuries has been spotted in far-off waters, and both sides see a chance to shift the balance of power in their favour. Because whoever catches it will win not only glory, but the war.

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