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Reading for pleasure: Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard (2019).

Interesting title and book over. I will have to take a closer look. ⭐️📚🔥👍📖💯

Another title published this year that could end up on. The forever growing #mustread list 🔥💫🌟🌟🔮👀😱📖

Book Synopsis

War is sweeping the witchlands and tainted magic is destroying both friends and enemies. While the Bloodwitch Aeduan is keeping one crucial secret . . .

Here, loyalties will be tested as never before . . . The Bloodwitch Aeduan and Iseult the Threadwitch race for safety, desperate to evade the Raider King. His attempts to subdue the Witchlands are gaining momentum, as his forces sow terror in the mountains, slaughtering innocents. Despite differing goals, Aeduan and Iseult have grown to trust one another in the fight to survive. Yet trust is a tenuous bond . . .

When Merik sacrifices himself to save his friends, he’s captured by the Fury. However, Merik isn’t one to give up easily, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect those he loves. Then, in Marstok, Safi the Truthwitch is helping their empress uncover a rebellion. But those implicated are killed and Safi becomes desperate for freedom.

Perhaps if Safi and Iseult were united, their powers could bring peace. However, chaos is not easily tamed and war has come once more to the Witchlands. Fate’s knife will come for them all, and the Bloodwitch Aeduan can no longer hide from his past.

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Book Ideas: The Ruin of Kings, by Jenny Lyons (2019).

This is said to be a pretty good read. Might be worth taking a look 💫 💯 📚 ⭐️ 🤔 👍

Book Synopsis

What if you weren’t the hero?

Kihrin grew up on tales of long-lost princes and grand quests – despite being raised in a brothel, making money as a musician and street thief. One day he overreaches by targeting an absent noble’s mansion, hunting for jewels. There he witnesses a prince performing a terrifying dark-magic ritual. Kihrin flees but he’s marked by a demon and his life will never be the same again. 

That night also leads to him being claimed as a lost son of that prince’s royal house. But far from living the dream, Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new family’s power plays and ambitions. He must also discover why his murderous father finds Kihrin more valuable alive than dead. Soon Kihrin attempts to escape his relative’s dangerous schemes, but finds himself in far deeper waters. 

He becomes tangled in a plot to kill the Emperor, rob the Imperial Vaults, claim a god-slaying sword and free bound demons to wreak havoc across the land. Kihrin also discovers the old tales lied about many things: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, true love – and the hero always winning. But maybe Kihrin isn’t fated to save the empire. He’s destined to destroy it.

The Ruin of Kings is the first book in Jenn Lyons’s epic new series.

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Book Recommendations: The Unbound Empire, by Melissa Caruso (2019).

This looks fantastic. After reading the Synopsis I think this series definitely has potential 😊

Something for the #mustread list 👌 🔥 📚

Book Synopsis

While winter snows keep the invading armies of the Witch Lord Ruven at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Serene Empire forever. But on the night of Raverra’s great masquerade, Ruven executes a devastating surprise strike at the heart of the Empire – threatening everything Amalia holds most dear.

To stand a chance of defeating Ruven, Amalia and Zaira must face their worst nightmares, expose their deepest secrets and unleash Zaira’s ravaging fire.

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Book Recommendations: The Dragon Sickness, by Ava Richardson (2018).

This looks interesting 👍 👀 🤓

Could be worth a closer look 🐲🐉

Book Synopsis

Their power is in the strength of their bond. But deceit threatens to break it.

It’s official. Kaelan Younger has finally been accepted as a dragon tamer at the Akademy. Yet even as she begins to learn the extent of her powers, a mysterious illness stalks the dragons and threatens Prince Lasaro.

More than her bond with the prince is endangered when Kaelan seeks help from a most unlikely source. As a result, the lies to cover her deception mount. But with the enemy’s armies gathering at Alveria’s borders, Kaelan will do whatever it takes to save those she has sworn to protect—even if it means sacrificing herself.

Now Kaelan and Lasaro must find a way to heal the dragons and harness the depth of their connection in order to stop the treachery from within.

If not, a once great nation will fall.

This novel contains some sexual content and violence.

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Book Review: Relic of the Gods, by Philip C Quaintrell (2018).

Relic of the Gods is the final book in the series Echoes of Fate by Philip C Quaintrell. It has been a fabulous read and one that I have enjoyed very much. I feel it is almost on par with my favourite of all authors Robin Hobb in its beautifully presented prose and fantastic storyline. This is one series I could definitely read again and again!

There is so much to love about the final book, even though there is still a lot of sadness that comes to pass. The story of Asher is absolutely fantastic, and although the ending isn’t the happily ever after that is expected, I found it to fit extremely well. Though I did find it a shame he never got the chance to really know Faylen. Gideon’s storyline is also quite fascinating. Being the last Dragorn is going to come with a lot of responsibilities that he will now have to shoulder. Thankfully Illargo is there to help him. Reyna, and Adilandra’s reunion is also a very touching scene and the changes that are rough amongst the elves at the end of the book actually came as quite a shock. Especially that in regards to Elym.

Overall I have to admit I have enjoyed Relic of the Gods and absolutely adored the series Echoes of Fate. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels especially this who love magic and dragons! I give this book a rating of 10/10 stars. Kudos to Phillip C Quaintrell.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Book Review: Empire of Dirt, by Philip C Quaintrell (2017).

What a fantastic novel to follow the first in this action packed, heartbreaking adventurous fantasy series. Dragons have to be one of my favourite fantasy creatures, and Empire of Dirt is on no shortage of these. Nor in Elves, Mage, and of course evil Darkakin. The story remains fast paced and adventurous, and another novel difficult to put down.

There are so many things happening all over the realm, with characters spread out throughout the lands. But of all of them I would have to say I like Gideon the best. He is a young Mage that isn’t entirely sure of his direction in the world, and ends up finding himself in the centre of an adventure of a lifetime. I feel that Gideon Thorn will come to believe meeting the Dragon’s is the best thing that has ever happened to him.

The relationship and connection between characters are extremely well written and portrayed in a way that really shows the reader the deeper relationships between them. Which also gives the reader ample opportunity to choose a favourite, but still enjoy each characters storyline individually without losing interest and skipping forward (heavens forbid!).

Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy at its best. Filled with amazing magic and more, this book is a great read for the young adult age group and above. I have really enjoyed reading this novel and I honestly can’t wait to read the final book in the series. I give this book a rating of 9.5/10 stars.

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Reading Suggestions – daughter of a Pirate King, by Tricia Levenseller (2017).

The cover on its own is intriguing, but the title is what had me curious. Already on my #mustread list, I think this book will be worth taking a good look at 📖👍📚💯😊

Synopsis

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

In Daughter of the Pirate King, debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

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Reading Ideas – Enchantress, by James Maxwell (2014).

This was recommended by a friend. Not only is the cover great, after checking out the synopsis it may be well worth a second look 😊📚💯🌹📖📘👍

Synopsis

An empire divided by magic. A nation on the brink of rebellion.

After losing their parents in the last doomed uprising, two siblings will find themselves at the center of an epic struggle for power.

When Ella witnesses an enchanter saving her brother’s life, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy expects tuition fees and knowledge. Meanwhile her brother, Miro, dreams of becoming one of the world’s finest swordsmen, wielding his nation’s powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland.

After Miro departs for war, the void he leaves in Ella’s life is filled by a mysterious foreigner, Killian. But Killian has a secret, and Ella’s actions will determine the fate of her brother, her homeland, and the world.

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Book Review: Rise of the Ranger, by Philip C Quaintrell (2017).

Rise of the Ranger is a fantastic fantasy novel that delves deep into a magical world thrown into disorder and disarray post war. Asher, our main character is a ‘Ranger’, who hasn’t the best reputation amongst the locals, or the knights known as Grey Coats, also known as protectors of the lands. This is a fast paced and action packed novel and I feel will draw reader in just as I have been, and unable to put the book down. It has definitely been and exciting beginning to what’s set to be a fantastic series, Echoes of Fate authored by Philip C. Quaintrell.

The storyline and plot are marvellous, giving fabulous character descriptions, and making their stories individually feel familiar in some way, though each with unique characteristics. The setting is also quite well described and the reader is plunged into a world they can almost see touch and smell. Each time the Elves is this book discuss the smells of humans that they have such difficulty coping with, I can’t help feeling a little self conscious and find myself looking around for the deodorant!

This book has been a page turner that I have had difficulty putting down at all. Totally action packed, Rise of the Ranger keeps readers at the edge of their seats with constant danger and imminent peril. My favourite character has to be our hero Asher, with his strange past and dangerous lifestyle. It leas to one of my biggest questions hopefully answered in the following novel: Will Asher and the elf Faylen end up together?

Overall I have to say Rise of the Ranger is well written and very addictive, keeping me up way past bedtime. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the fantasy genre of the young adult age group onwards. I give this book a rating of 9.5/10 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Book Suggestions: Echoes of a Fallen Kingdom, by B. T. Narrow (2018).

This was recommended by a friend. It looks good and the Synopsis is pretty interesting also. It may just be worth a second look 😊

Synopsis

Strong-willed and full of hope, Leo strives to learn more of the magic he has read so much about. He’s heard of invisible links in his world, and hidden rifts to other realms filled with creatures and stones of power. But Leo’s family is stuck in an impoverished city. He performs backbreaking farm work beside his older brother, a rebellious and cunning thief, but nonetheless a brother whom Leo would trust with his life. Their father takes care of them as best he can, but a dangerous secret has weighed heavily on him for years. He won’t be able to keep it hidden much longer.

Leo believes everything will change for the better when he begins work as a bookbinder and finally leaves the dreadful farm. He can apply for apprenticeship to the Bookbinding Guild upon his soon-approaching birthday.

Everything will change, but in ways their family would never expect. It all begins when Leo’s brother steals something that he should’ve left alone.

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