Shards – A Story of The Realm by Ben Galley


Shards by Ben GalleyI loved The Heart Of Stone, it’s a heart-wrenching book that just punches you in the face with brutality and feels, plus world building and characters that suck you right in. The hardest part about finishing THOS was the devastation of leaving Lesky and Task. I’m pretty sure in my review, which you can find HERE, I said that I hoped at some point Galley would write more in this world. There was such a treasure trove of characters and history that he could have gone forward or backwards in time and come up with something brilliant.
Well it turns out he already had, I just hadn’t found it yet. Continue reading “Shards – A Story of The Realm by Ben Galley”

Touch Of Iron by Timandra Whitecastle

‘She grinned in the dark and clutched her knife. The knife was always there. Touch of iron. Touch of home.’

I read a lot of fantasy. A LOT of fantasy. I like my fantasy dark. Give me a bleak world, give me a broken down government, give me heroes who are total badasses, who have a little psychopath in them. I like the morally grey. It takes a lot to shock me. Well Touch of Iron shocked the shit out of me. I had to put the book down and take a breather. It is violent, it’s bleak, it’s brutal. It’s fucking wonderful. Continue reading “Touch Of Iron by Timandra Whitecastle”

Silverlegs part 1- Seeds of Rage by Camilla Monk

“And it was done; I no longer had a face. I wasn’t Constanter; I was Silverlegs, and in that moment I felt like I could take on an entire army.”

SilverlegsA Roman style setting, vicious, well written battle scenes, epic sword fights. A female mc who refuses to be used and abused. Hell yes. Fantasy has been spoiling me lately with some fantastic books and Silverlegs by Camilla Monk is another top notch read. (How badass is the title and cover by the way!!) Continue reading “Silverlegs part 1- Seeds of Rage by Camilla Monk”

Stacking the Shelves

A weekly post where I can brag about my new books? Yes please. Granted I definitely won’t have something to post every week, I’ll just do it as required. I will be including everything from my purchases, to NetGalley, gifts and books from authors.
For more information head over to Tynga’s Reviews

Stacking the shelves Picture - Saturday meme

I may of accidentally had a clicking spree on NetGalley and found a couple of total bargains. Continue reading “Stacking the Shelves”

Favourite completed fantasy series

I adore fantasy, especially a completed series. I’m impatient, so knowing I can smash through a complete series makes me happy. Here are a few of my favourite series.

9780765350381Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.

This is probably my favourite series ever. It’s definitely one that got me back into reading fantasy. It has everything, brilliant world building, a wonderful magic system and fantastic characters. There really is something for everyone in this book. The world is drab, with ash falling from the sky, the Skaa are oppressed and under the rule of the nobles. Food is hard to grow, the Skaa are starving. And then along come Kelsier and his team to try to overthrow the Lord Ruler.  Kelsier and his team are more used to pulling con jobs and heists, but to Kelsier, over throwing the Lord Ruler and stealing from him is the ultimate job. We are introduced to his team, they all have a talent that makes them essential and along the way Kelsier comes across Vin, a young girl, abandoned by her brother, just trying to get by on the rough streets, he takes her under his wing and trains her, he helps her develop her talents and her character development is one of the reasons she is a favourite of mine. The details and depth to the world is phenomenal. It is a must read for any fantasy fan, it’s also a great starting place for those who are just getting into fantasy. There are three books in the series and then there is the Wax and Wayne series which is set in the same world, but in the future during an industrial stage. Its kind of Wild West in a city with magic. I don’t often refer to the Wax and Wayne books as Mistborn books. They are good, just not on the same level as the original series. FYI – this is the book that if people say they don’t like it, I silently judge the shit out of them.

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