The Mad Trinkets by Cameron Scott Kirk

 Stars: 2.5 out of 5 I honestly don’t understand all the 5 stars ratings and raving reviews for this book. I didn’t see complex characters or well-realized world. All I saw was gratuitous violence, oversexualization, and very wobbly worldbuilding. My biggest pet peeve is the worldbuilding, actually. I am a firm believer that in fantasy, … Continue reading The Mad Trinkets by Cameron Scott Kirk </a

City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler

 Stars 5 out of 5. If anything, book 2 is even better than book 1. Since the backstory and worldbuilding had already been established in book 1, we can jump right into the story here. And what story it is! We thought that just reaching the garden and surviving the Rot had been a challenge. … Continue reading City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler </a

To Blackfyre Keep (The Seven Swords 4) by Anthony Ryan

Stars: 4.5 out of 5 I like this book a lot more than the previous 3, maybe because the storyline was pretty straightforward, but also because our (un)merry band of curse sword bearers got a lot more character development here. I admit that I hadn’t been particularly impressed when I had picked up the first … Continue reading To Blackfyre Keep (The Seven Swords 4) by Anthony Ryan </a