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The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb – Book Chat

"The loss of a bond-beast is a difficult event to explain to the non-Witted."First line in The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Series: The Tawny Man #2, Realm of the Elderlings #8 Published: October 21, 2002 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★ The Golden Fool is (currently) my lowest-rated book by Robin Hobb,… Continue reading The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb – Book Chat

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Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb – Book Chat With Spoilers

"He came one late, wet spring and brought the wide world back to my doorstep."First line in Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: October 15th, 2001 Series: The Tawny Man #1, The Realm of the Elderlings #7 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★★ Review Oh Fitz, how I've missed you! Fool's Errand is… Continue reading Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb – Book Chat With Spoilers

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To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara – Book Review

"He had come into the habit, before dinner, of taking a walk around the park: the laps, as slow as he pleased on some evenings, briskly on others, and then back up the stairs of the house and to his room to wash his hands and straighten his tie before descending again to the table."First… Continue reading To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara – Book Review

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Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb – Book Chat (With Spoilers)

"She wondered what it would have been like to be perfect."First line in Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 2000 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★ I finished the Liveship Traders! So much pain has been endured, so many characters have stolen my heart, and Ship of Destiny finally gave me… Continue reading Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb – Book Chat (With Spoilers)

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The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights – Anthology Review

"Perhaps if Morton had not stopped to mop his brow in that precise spot, he might never have noticed the black-and-white house."First lin in A Study in Black and White by Bridget Collins (first story in The Haunting Season) Authors: Bridget Collins, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Natasha Pulley, Jess Kidd, Laura Purcell, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kiran… Continue reading The Haunting Season: Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights – Anthology Review

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The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (The Liveship Traders #2) – Book Chat

"Below the serpents, the beds of weeds swayed gently in the changing tide."First line in The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 1999 Genre: Fantasy My rating: ★★★★★ The second book in the Liveship Traders trilogy is a step up from the first one. The plot started to take shape, so… Continue reading The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb (The Liveship Traders #2) – Book Chat

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Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb – Book Review

"Maulkin abruptly heaved himself out of his wallow with a wild trash that left the atmosphere hanging thick with particles."First line in Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 1998 Genre: Fantasy Series: The Liveship Traders #1, The Realm of the Elderlings #4 My rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: Wizardwood, a sentient wood.… Continue reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb – Book Review

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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