Author: Mike Wants

by Mike A. Wants

Books to look forward to in 2015

As promised, I’ve got a small list here of titles I’m looking forward to a lot with year. Many series are getting new installments and I’m hyped for many. I hope you find something that interest you too. 2015 looks to be an awesome year for genre literature! If you’re looking for a more broad…
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January 7, 2015 0

My Best of 2014

First off, let me make it clear that this list is MY personal list of the best books I’ve read this year. If you don’t agree with my choices, please keep in mind that they are the books I’ve chosen, so this is not some kind of Overall Best Books of 2014 list. If you…
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January 5, 2015 2

The Relic Guild by Edward Cox

The Relic Guild by Edward Cox is the last of the Gollancz debut fantasy books that were discounted prior to their release and for the first week. I’ve already reviewed five others (for example The Boy with the Porcelain Sword) and while they were all good books, they didn’t manage to excite me. The Relic…
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December 20, 2014 0

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett is one of the books I enjoyed reading the most this year. It left a lasting impression on me not only through its skillfully chosen main characters, the strong prose, and the memorable worldbuilding. What I enjoyed the most is the realistic cultural worldbuilding of the two nations…
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November 18, 2014 0

Shield and Crocus by Michael R. Underwood

Reading this book took me a long time. I’d bought it mostly because the author frequents /r/fantasy and it was on a steep discount at the time. I had a hard time getting into the book at all. It seems like a great idea: a superhero team fighting a losing battle against the tyrants to…
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November 14, 2014 0

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The new novella from Patrick Rothfuss The Slow Regard of Silent Things about Auri, the mysterious character from his Kingkiller Chronicle series has been awaited very eagerly not only by myself, but by many other people. His first series is an incredible success and many people are waiting for the third and final book of…
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November 11, 2014 0

Willful Child by Steven Erikson

Imagine my surprise some weeks ago when I noticed a book with a very familiar name on the cover: Willful Child by Steven Erikson, the master storyteller of the acclaimed Malazan series. As that is my favorite series of all time, it was clear to me that I had to read this new book by…
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November 5, 2014 0

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The second audiobook I listened to and imagine my pleasant surprise when I heard Simon Vance’s voice coming out of the speakers again. When I’d bought the audiobook I’d not looked at who narrated the book, but now I can say that in terms of narrators, this audiobook has an incredible voice actor that’s easy…
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October 20, 2014 0