Prince of Thorns has been an amazing whirlwind adventure, games of chance, and total madness! It’s been a thrilling opening novel to a series that is set to bring further mayhem and destruction to an already war ridden land where 100 kings and their bloodlines fought to become emperor. Jorge, honourable Prince of Ancrath, is set to be the first man to succeed. This thrilling tale follows Jorge through his adventures from his torturous youth, to the present mayhem of teenage hood. As an adult King Jorge is set to become formidable. With his band of “brothers” Jorge sets off … Continue reading Book Review: Prince of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence (2011).
What comes after Death? It is the age-old question that has never been answered as no one has ever returned from death to tell the tale. Is there something more? Or is death the end? The novel Aaru, by David Meredith, is a book that looks at what could happen if we had the technology to be able to upload our conscience selves into a database so that in death one could live on in this virtual world. But not only are they able to continue to exist, they can also communicate with the world they have left behind. Loved … Continue reading Book Review: Aaru, by David Meredith (2017).
The second book of the Whiskey Witches series authored by S. M. Blooding, is a novel that thankfully glues the first four episodes included in the first book together leaving only minimal seams. We join the infamous Witch Paige Whiskey as she returns home from her previous case in Louisiana, and is thrown sideways into yet another potential demonic cataclysm. This time Paige is not alone on the magical field and is accompanied by a demon hunter, vampire and a reaper. Not only are there Demons and Angels, but other paranormal beings that Paige had no idea existed, even though … Continue reading Book Review: Blood Moon Magick, by S. M.Blooding (2015). Whiskey Witches series book 2.
The final episode to the first season of the Whiskey Witches sees Paige Whiskey solving her investigation and setting things to rights in St Francisville. However not all is as it seems. She has sent Mike back through a gate and retrieve the key from Lucius only to batter it away for a life and her daughter. Sven is up to something. The question is what now? The storyline and overall concept of these books hasn’t been too bad and the characters look to be a little more established than before. But the way it is written has me confused … Continue reading Book Review: Whiskey Witches: Ep 4 Gates of Hell, by S. M. Blooding (2014).
The plot thickens in the third episode of the Whiskey Witches, with more murder and suspense, not to mention cryptic messages of love only visible to the possibly broken Demon Summoner. Paige is in deeper trouble than she first thought. Possession by Lucius is only one of her problems, and it looks like Balnore, her demonic mentor, as such, is unable to help her for fear of being compelled to possess her. Dexx tries his best to help Paige, obviously his feelings have grown romantically toward her. We already knew he wanted to have sex with her, but he shows … Continue reading Book Review: Whiskey Witches: Ep 3 Love Bodies, by S. M. Blooding (2014).
The second episode to the Whiskey Witches, sees Paige Whiskey at the centre of trouble. After a disastrous paranormal stake out which involved Paige being attacked and thrown across the room by the ghost of a young girl who isn’t exactly supposed to be there, she finds herself kidnapped and drugged by the town coven crazies, tied up and drugged with hallucinogens. The story continues at a fast pace and Dexx is still trying to find out who the attacking ghost could be when Paige is being kidnapped! It’s not until the possession occurs that he finally catches up with … Continue reading Book Review: The Whiskey Witches: Ep 2 Possession, by S. M. Blooding (2014).
Demon Show, by S. M. Blooding, is the first episode of four, that delve into a world almost mirror of our own, but where supernatural elements are more believed in and more prevalent than here. In fact, the public awareness of such knowledge is common especially concerning the Whiskey Witches. Detective Paige Whiskey is one of these such Witches, and the tale begins with her being called out to a case far from home.Paige is unaware of her own gifts in the beginning, though is noticeably well studied in the paranormal. Rightfully so when looking at her family. Alma, her … Continue reading Book Review: The Whiskey Witches: Episode 1 ~ Demon Show, by S. M. Blooding (2014).
Amazing! Utterly amazing! Yet again I have felt myself fall deeply under the spell that is FitzChivalry and Nighteyes, as they save the world from destruction. Fitz, not fully recovered from his “near-death” experience, finds himself alone but for Nighteyes, and must decide what he should now do with his life. Running with the wolf a time allows him to ponder and decide that he would rather be man than something in between , and that Regal must die at his hands. But nothing comes to Fitz as easy as he first plans it, and his attempts are thwarted by … Continue reading Book Review: Assassin’s Quest, by Robin Hobb (1997). The Farseer Trilogy Book 3.
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb, is the second novel of the Farseer Trilogy and an amazing addition. FitzChivalry Farseer, the Kings Man, and an assassin and finds himself in a whole world of trouble. King-in-waiting Verity is exhausted using the Skill to protect the Six Duchies from the r d ship raiders, and has sorely neglected his wife and Queen-in-waiting Kettricken. King Shrewd is slowly dieing of a debilitating illness which causes him horrendous pain, numbed only by potent herbs which leave his mind addled and unable to think clearly. However, when Verity and Kettricken approach the King about a … Continue reading Book Review: Royal Assassin, by Robin Hobb (1996). The Farseer Trilogy ~ Book 2.
Robin Hobb is one of my all time favourite authors and has created an amazingly moving tale in The Farseer Trilogy. Assassins Apprentice is the story of How a young boy becomes in service to his King, being educated in the arts of killing invisibly. FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard son of Chivalry, the King-in-waiting, although is not known about until he is given over by his maternal grandfather to his fathers people to raise when he was only small. Fitz never meets his father and it is Burrich, Chivalry’s man and Royal Stable Master, who cares for him giving him a … Continue reading Book Review: Assassins Apprentice, by Robin Hobb (1995). The Farseer Triology – Book 1.