The Burning White, Lightbringer Book 5 BOOK REVIEW

Contains mild spoilers for the Lightbringer series. The Burning White, Book 5 of the Lightbringer series, brings the ever-lengthening series to its close. The adventure of unlikely heroes and forceful players reaches the finale in a remarkably satisfying and powerful way that is a testament to the craft of Brent Weeks. Similar to the lastContinue reading “The Burning White, Lightbringer Book 5 BOOK REVIEW”

The Blood Mirror, Lightbringer Book 4 BOOK REVIEW

Contains spoilers for the Lightbringer series through The Broken Eye, and mild spoilers for The Blood Mirror. I read through The Blood Mirror in four days, the fastest I have finished a full length novel in a long time. It wasn’t because it was the most anticipated book I’ve read recently, but the previous bookContinue reading “The Blood Mirror, Lightbringer Book 4 BOOK REVIEW”

The Broken Eye, Lightbringer Book 3 BOOK REVIEW

Contains spoilers for the Lightbringer series through The Blinding Knife, and mild spoilers for The Broken Eye. While the first two books in the Lightbringer series were slow to fully hook me, The Broken Eye had me invested quickly and held it for the duration. As the longest book and the middle one in theContinue reading “The Broken Eye, Lightbringer Book 3 BOOK REVIEW”

The Eye of the World, The Wheel of Time Book 1 BOOK REVIEW

The Wheel of Time is a cornerstone of the modern fantasy genre. Many readers love them, while some have never seen the significance or attraction of the monumental series, despite it’s renown. It cannot be denied that the books served as a huge step within the genre, their influence seen in countless books and asContinue reading “The Eye of the World, The Wheel of Time Book 1 BOOK REVIEW”

The Slow Regard of Silent Things BOOK REVIEW

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is not your typical book, but that is no reason not to read it. It doesn’t follow a traditional narrative arc, it doesn’t have “conflict,” and doesn’t do most things that a typical story “should.” It’s a story about a slightly broken girl living her own way in aContinue reading “The Slow Regard of Silent Things BOOK REVIEW”

Perfect Shadow BOOK REVIEW

The perfect killer might have no past, but master assassin Durzo Blint certainly has a long and tragic one. Perfect Shadow is author Brent Weeks’ way of exploring one of the darker points in the life of Durzo Blint, leading up to the events that precede The Way of Shadows. Too long to be consideredContinue reading “Perfect Shadow BOOK REVIEW”

The Last Smile in Sunder City BOOK REVIEW

“What do you do when the magic runs out?”  In a fantasy world of magic and monsters, The Last Smile in Sunder City is a story of one man’s attempt to do some good as a human in a world without magic, and how his own journey is a reminder of the guilt he carriesContinue reading “The Last Smile in Sunder City BOOK REVIEW”

Edgedancer BOOK REVIEW

In a short story set within the fantasy epic of Brandon Sanderon’s world, Edgedancer reminds us of the significance of even small characters’ stories, that no beginning is too unimportant, that no character is unworthy of happiness or incapable of greatness. Edgedancer gives readers of the Stormlight Archive the unique perspective of Lift, a girlContinue reading “Edgedancer BOOK REVIEW”

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight BOOK REVIEW

One of the many works of J.R.R. Tolkien published posthumously, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a necessary addition to the libraries of readers of Tolkien and of medieval English literature. It falls within the scope of the Arthurian legends, following the journey of the virtuous Sir Gawain as he embarks on a questContinue reading “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight BOOK REVIEW”