Blood of Elves: Review

Start: June 11, 2019 Finish: June 19, 2019 420 Pages Synopsis: For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. Geralt of Rivia, […]

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On Writing: Review

To King, there’s no magical formula to follow in order to succeed in this career. There’s no shortcut you can take. It all comes down to loving what you do and sharing that love with the world.

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Sword Of Destiny: Review

The main character in this series is Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher who travels the land, taking on odd jobs in villages and cities. He’s a monster slayer, often going into some of the ugliest parts of this world to make it habitable for humanity. He’s unique in that his body has undergone extreme mutations making him faster, stronger and more durable than the average person. Of course this makes him an Other, forcing him to exist on the fringes of society.

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Once & Future: Review

The greatest strength of this story is its inclusivity..This book seeks to normalize many things that our current world either ignores or dismisses, while also poking fun of many of the harmful “-isms” some people still desperately cling to…

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The Stone Sky: Review

Also, I want to take the time to acknowledge that Jemisin is a hardworking writer. I believe these books were all published within a year of one another and I’d like to imagine that she had everything nicely outlined and planned out before beginning the first draft. But it’s still impressive that she managed to publish three, phenomenal, award-winning books in such a short amount of time!

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The Obelisk Gate: Review

Set in the Stillness once again, The Obelisk Gate, primarily follows two characters, Essun and her missing daughter Nassun, though there are brief interludes from Hoa, the stone-eater who follows Essun. (Read the first book to learn why Damaya and Syenite “disappear” from the narrative.)

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The Fifth Season: Review

This entire series is packed with scenes, characters and dialogue to sift through. Though it’s not dense, unlike “The Three-Body Problem” (which I plan to finish soon, likely in March.) But I don’t want to discuss this series as a whole until I review the final book. Until then, I’ll do my best to focus on the individual books. 

So let’s look at The Fifth Season!

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The Dark Forest: Review

“The Three-Body Problem” could best be described as a sci-fi “whodunit” and “The Dark Forest” is like a sci-fi survival novel. The Trisolarians are en route to the Solar System with the intention of destroying humanity and settling on Earth. Sophons are in place around the globe preventing scientists from making breakthroughs that would level the playing field between humanity and the Trisolarians. It all seems hopeless. And yet, certain sectors of humanity are strategizing and planning for the upcoming Doomsday Battle.

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