Today’s post is a different kind of post. I was challenged to take part in this tag by Sue Bavey, over at https://suelbavey.wordpress.com/home/
Thank the person that tagged you – Thanks Sue Bavey!
Link the creators blog – https://thebookwormdreamer.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/quick-fire-fantasy-book-tag/
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5 Star Read
Every once in a while a book comes out that blows me away.
The Blacktongue Thief did just this. The journey is epic, the characters are believable, the humour is hilarious.
Full of goblins and krakens, horse-loving Spanths, and thieves. It’s a truly fantastical world (and also quite horrific)! I honestly can’t wait to return and will be buying the sequel as soon as it’s available.
If you are a fan of Joe Abercrombie, definitely check this book out!
Always Going to Recommend
I went through a reading rut about ten years ago. Babies, work… exhaustion in general just made it difficult for me to get through anything. It was so strange because reading had always been my thing.
It was obviously being stressed and tired that had caused my reading draught and I was worried it would never end. That was until I picked up Malice by John Gwynne.
This book absolutely got its hooks into me – as did the whole series. I simply couldn’t put them down.
And just like that I was off. My love of reading was rejuvenated and I haven’t looked back.
If you like your books EPIC this is a great series to dive into.
Own it but haven’t read it yet
The Pariah and The Jasmine Throne are two books that I’m desperate to get stuck into. As soon as the children are back in school, these will be read. I’ve heard such amazing reviews already about both books. I can’t wait!
Would Read Again
I am 100% re-reading this whole series – as soon as I hear that Winds of Winter has a release date.
I’ve already read these books twice, however, after watching the TV show, the storyline deviations have blurred a little. What is book canon and what is TV? I’m not so sure anymore.
If truth be told, I’m desperate to revisit Jon and Tyrion and Arya – I would actually love to re-read them all now, however, I want the story fresh in my head for whenever the sequel is released.
On that front, I’m happy to wait as long as it takes for G.R.R. Martin to finish. Genius should not be rushed!
In another world
I’m not a huge science fiction reader – so I’m using Fireheart Tiger as my “another world” pick.
The Vietnamese mythology inspired story was just so beautiful, it just transported me to another place entirely! Everything about this story was just breathtaking.
I would really love this world to be expanded – for the relationships between Thanh, Eldris, Giang, and Mother (aka The Empress of Heaven) to be explored after the events in this novella. I don’t feel like I’ve spent enough time in this magical kingdom – and I’d very much like to go back.
Back on Earth
I love historical fiction. From Bernard Cornwell’s Last Kingdom series to Pillars of the Earth, I am there!
It’s hard to pick a favourite series, but today I’m giving a shout out to Hilary Mantel.
The Thomas Cromwell trilogy is absolutely outstanding. The research, the prose, the story. It’s an absolute masterpiece. A classic. And deserving of every accolade, including two Booker prizes.
Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are an absolute triumph.
I’ve started the Mirror and the Light – and the first 100 pages are a thing of dark and tragic wonder. I can see the Tutor court so clearly and I can’t wait to find out how Hilary Mantel brings the demise of Cromwell to life on the page.
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