Author: Mike Wants

by Mike A. Wants

Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Riyria Revelations

Rise of Empire has all the good things that made Theft of Swords such an enjoyable read. As the second part of the Riyria Revelations series it contains the books Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm. You can read my review for the first part of the Riyria Revelations here. Both stories advance the big…
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November 25, 2013 0

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Riyria Revelations

Theft of Swords contains the first two books of the Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan: The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha. Both of them are about 300 pages long and you get two full stories for the price of one. I bought the book because I had heard so much praise and wanted to…
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November 13, 2013 0

The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

The Emperor’s Knife is the first book of the Tower and Knife series by Mazarkis Williams. It is a good book that can’t take the leap into greater spheres. The story is set in an oriental setting and revolves around a disease that threatens the Cerani Empire: The Pattern. Patterns show on the skin of…
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November 1, 2013 0

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

With the movie fast approaching the cinemas, Ender’s Game got a new paperback issue. I found one of them at my favorite bookstore and because I’d heard so much praise for it, buying the book was a no-brainer. And it was totally worth it. The book dominated me for one and a half days after…
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October 22, 2013 0

Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton

Drakenfeld Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton is a swirl of crime fiction, fantasy, and ancient history. A combination I hadn’t encountered before, but it makes a very interesting read. The story revolves around Lucan Drakenfeld, an Officer of the Sun Chamber. The Sun Chamber is an independent organisation that keeps the peace between the nations…
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October 10, 2013 0

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

The Republic of Thieves Scott Lynch‘s The Republic of Thieves is a beautiful read. It has everything a reader can want from Lynch and Locke. I have to admit that Red Seas Under Red Skies didn’t grab me as much as The Lies of Locke Lamora, but the third installment remedied my faith into the…
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October 7, 2013 0

Reading in english as a german native speaker

First of all I should say that I’m terrible at learning languages. And I had to learn enough languages to know that it’s my bane. I’m genuinely bad at it. English is the only language besides german I’m comfortable with. Even though I should be able to “speak” french and latin too, I only barely…
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October 3, 2013 0

Purgatory: Soldiers of Misfortune by Darryl Olsen

Purgatory: Soldiers of Misfortune by Darryl Olsen was a very pleasant surprise. I had never heard of it or of its author, but when Darryl Olsen offered me the book, I took it gladly. The blurb seemed interesting from the start, but such fantasy isn’t my area of expertise normally. But this book sucked me…
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August 1, 2013 0