Category: Reviews

by Mike A. Wants

A Field Guide to Earthlings by Ian Ford

In December I read something unusual for me. Not fiction, but rather a view from an autistic man with the Asperger syndrom on NTs (Neurotypical people, meaning “normal” people). I’ve become more interested in the Aspergers syndrom some months ago for personal reasons. I’m generally interested in the human psych, so it’s not that far off the things I…
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January 18, 2015 0

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Just a few days ago, I put my Best of 2014-List online. Red Rising was part of it. Shortly later, I published my list of the books I’m looking forward to the most this year, with Golden Son being the first book, as it was released three days ago. I finished the book yesterday and…
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January 9, 2015 0

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

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

River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

The books by Guy Gavriel Kay have been highly recommended and that made me interested in reading (or in this case listening to) one of his books. Especially Kay’s prose is praised and it was definitely one of the highlights of River of Stars, an incredible book all around. This was the first audiobook I…
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October 12, 2014 0