In this fantasy world, the politics and, consequentially, the realm itself, are divided between the West, who despises all dragons, and the East, who worships them. The religions of the world are different interpretations of a key historical moment: the defeat of the Nameless One, a nightmarish fire-breathing dragon that wreaked havoc in its wake, a thousand years before the timeline of the book. In … Continue reading The Priory of The Orange Tree is beautifully diverse and all fantasy writers should take note!
I don’t usually consider myself to have much of a voice when it comes to movies. For me, they usually fall into either of the categories of “I like” and “I don’t like”. However, the Netflix new release Tall Girl seems right up my alley because I happen to be a tall girl myself. This article isn’t going to be a review because it comes … Continue reading Tall Girl reacts to Tall Girl
Another month has come to an end and I can’t help but marvel at how fast time’s been going by ever since I started my placement (or, for non-UK peeps: a gap year where I work full-time in the industry). And for those of you who’re wondering why I’m flexing my job all of a sudden: it’s because working full-time as an artist means that … Continue reading September Wrap-Up and October TBR: All-audiobooks special
I’ve been bottling up so many repressed feelings about this novel that I’m afraid this is going to be more of an incoherent blabber than a review. I’m probably going to use some nasty words here and there – you’ve been warned. This book was a melting pot of everything I hate and everything I love in literature, and as I reached the end, I … Continue reading The Secret History was an obnoxious mess: a rant-review with a moderate amount of f-words
Before I get started, I’ll link last month’s Wrap-Up and TBR here, just so you see how much of a clown I was, thinking I could get through so many books… Even having the audacity to use the term “power through”… Pathetic! Anyway, in August I read 2 fantasy novels, and only one of them was in last month’s TBR. Why did I even bother? … Continue reading August Wrap-Up and September TBR: A good month for Fantasy
Here’s a bold statement: this is the closest fantasy to A Song Of Ice And Fire I’ve ever read. As of the second volume, where I’m 100 pages in already, I can now say that The First Law and ASoIF are equally amazing. Continue reading The Blade Itself is one of the best grimdark fantasies out there.
We need to address the big elephant in the room – we need to talk about Ken Follett. Well, more specifically, about the Kingsbridge trilogy. I was reluctant to write this post, because I’ve never been more disappointed by a read in my life. I was expecting so much, and for good reasons! Continue reading Ken Follett … why you gotta do this to me?!