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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

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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