Category: Reviews

by Mike A. Wants

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

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

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Brian McClellan’s book is much more than you might expect from a debut novel. It has great characters, a very good setting, suspense, action and is engaging. I am more a fan of swords and similar within a medieval setting in my fantasy, than guns in an industrial/black powder-setting. I bought the book mainly because…
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June 12, 2013 0

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist Who doesn´t know Brandon Sanderson yet? He is one of the most prominent fantasy writer of our time. Not only does he create interesting worlds, deep storylines and characters you feel for, his imagination brought forth some of the most interesting magic-systems I have ever read. In his new book, such a system…
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May 27, 2013 0