Author: Mike Wants

by Mike A. Wants

Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Miles Vorkosigan Advertures by Lois McMaster Bujold

Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold is the first omnibus edition in the Miles Vorkosigan Adventures series (there is a book before this one, but with a different protagonist). The omnibus contains three stories: The Warrior’s Apprentice, The Mountain of Mourning, and The Vor Game. As so many other books before, this was a recommendation…
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January 31, 2014 0

The Tattered Banner by Duncan M. Hamilton

The Tattered Banner by Duncan M. Hamilton, the first book of the Society of the Sword series is an enjoyable adventure with strengths and weaknesses. The story follows the street child Soren. Through luck and because of his incredible speed with a blade, Soren finds a renowned swordsman who sponsors his tutoring at Ostenheim’s Academy…
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January 23, 2014 0

In Siege of Daylight by Gregory S. Close

In Siege of Daylight by Gregory S. Close, the first book in The Compendium of Light, Dark & Shadow, tells a slow moving epic of the fight between light and darkness, full of mysteries and a lot going on behind the scenes. This book is the introduction into a vast world with scores of unique…
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January 16, 2014 0

My best of 2013

2013 was a productive year for me at least in terms of books/stories read. Through the r/fantasy community I found a lot of great books. The years before it was always hard to find enough interesting books to last me the whole year, so I often re-read a lot. This year I read roughly (sorry,…
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January 2, 2014 0

The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

Two weeks ago the second part of the Hobbit Trilogy – The Desolation of Smaug came out. I had been very torn about the movie. I liked the first part, but some of the added parts were really unworthy of such a book. Still, it was a good movie with some incredible pictures. So on…
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December 27, 2013 0

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

Max Gladstone’s Three Parts Dead was the biggest surprise of the year for me. I don’t really like the cover and the blurb doesn’t do the book justice. The author creates a unique world filled with compelling characters and a great story. I’m always looking for fantasy books that do something different, that elevate themselves…
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December 21, 2013 0

Physical Books versus E-Book Reader

When the E-Readers first came to my attention years ago, I wanted nothing to do with such a device. How could that thing ever replace the beautiful feeling of touching a book? Of cracking the pages open for the first time and smelling the unmistakable smell of new books? There is something special about holding…
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December 11, 2013 0

Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Riyria Revelations

Heir of Novron is the third bundle of the Riyria Revelations series. The book contains the stories Wintertide and Percepliquis. You can reach my reviews of Theft of Swords and Rise of Empire through clicking on the links. Since you’ve come this far in the Riyria Revelations, I can start with assuring you that the…
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December 7, 2013 0