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The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty (Spoiler-Filled Book Review)

"Behind the battlements of the palace that had always been hers, Banu Manizheh e-Nahid gazed at her family's city."First line in The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty Author: S. A. Chakraborty Published: June 11th, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #3 My rating: ★★★★ This review includes spoilers for the entire Daevabad… Continue reading The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty (Spoiler-Filled Book Review)

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The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty – Spoilery Book Review

"Alizayd al Qahtani didn't make it a month with his caravan."First line in The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty Author: S. A. Chakraborty Published: January 22nd, 2019 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #2 My rating: ★★★★★ This review is all spoiler-filled because it's the second book in a trilogy. If you want… Continue reading The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty – Spoilery Book Review

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The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty – Book Review

"He was an easy mark."First line in The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty Author: S. A. Chakraborty Published: November 14, 2017 Genre: Historical Fantasy Series: The Daevabad Trilogy #1 My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Middle Eastern fantasy, djinn, political fantasy Synopsis: Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets… Continue reading The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty – Book Review

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Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – Book Review

"Fitful drafts of chill air blew in through the cruciform windows of the Bell Tower, and the fire did little to combat them."First line in Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan Author: Marie Brennan Published: May 3rd, 2008 Genre: Historical Fantasy Series: The Onyx Court #1 My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Elizabethan London, fae underworld, court… Continue reading Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – Book Review

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Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb (Spoiler Review)

"I awake every morning with ink on my hands."First line in Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 1997 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Farseer Trilogy #3 My rating: ★★★★★ I finished my first series by Robin Hobb and now fully understand what I've been missing out on. This is just quality Fantasy.… Continue reading Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb (Spoiler Review)

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The Betrayals by Bridget Collins – Book Review

"Tonight the moonlight makes the floor of the Great Hall into a game board."First line in The Betrayals by Bridget Collins Author: Bridget Collins Published: November 12th, 2020 Genre: Literary Something (?) My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Elite school, alternate reality, dark academia Synopsis: If everything in your life was based on a lieWould you risk… Continue reading The Betrayals by Bridget Collins – Book Review

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Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb: Spoiler Review

"Why is it forbidden to write down specific knowledge of the magics?"First line in Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 1996 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★ I'll start off spoiler-free by saying that this sequel didn't manage to live up to its predecessor for me. It was still amazing, though. All… Continue reading Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb: Spoiler Review

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Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: Review (With and Without Spoilers)

"A history of the Six Duchies is of necessity a history of its ruling family, the Farseers."First line in Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: May 1995 Genre: Fantasy Series: Farseer Trilogy, book one My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Orphan, court politics, the ultimate animal companion trope Synopsis: Young Fitz is the bastard… Continue reading Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb: Review (With and Without Spoilers)

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Why You Should Read The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (Series Review)

"The Home Office telegraphy department always smelled of tea."First line in The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley I'm here to tell you why you need to read The Watchmaker of Filigree Street series by Natasha Pulley because those books have recently blown me away with their awesomeness. However, I'm willing to admit that… Continue reading Why You Should Read The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (Series Review)

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Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

"The Golem's life began in the hold of a steamship."First line in The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Author: Helene Wecker Published: April 1st 2013 Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy My rating: ★★★★ Buzzwords: Multi-cultural New York, opposites attract, multiple POVs Synopsis: Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by… Continue reading Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker