The Warded Man – Peter V. Brett

This book is largely a coming-of-age story. There are three main characters the author follows through their formative years. It isn’t until the very end of the novel that the paths actually connect between the three. This is both positive and negative in my mind. It’s interesting to see how each character develops on their…

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Daughter of the Forest – Juliet Marillier

I read this book in one day. I haven’t done something like that in years. I started it at 11 and stayed up late to get through the last page. It truly is a stunning work that deserves the classification as “art” rather than “novel.”  Marillier is an amazing author. Every part of this book…

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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – N.K. Jemisin

What if the gods were real, and were slaves to the king? That is the premise for Jemisin’s ground breaking work and that is why I wanted to read this book in the first place. Such an idea is very new and unique in fantasy, a genre filled with perfect and unperfect; black and white;…

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