Book Reviews

Baptism of Fire
by Andrzej Sapkowski

The best book in the series so far, Baptism of Fire is marked by a series of notable events and characters who keep the pace moving and the reader's interest as Geralt (finally) takes center stage.

Book Reviews

Time of Contempt
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt remains AWOL for much of this book, which really is a shame because he has so much potential as a main POV character. Unfortunately, Time of Contempt continues the downward slide in ratings for this series.

Book Reviews

Blood of Elves
by Andrzej Sapkowski

Jilted storytelling and a main character who is missing for much of the book makes Blood of Elves a two rocket read for me.

Book Reviews

The Drawing of the Three
by Stephen King

A promising series fizzles out for me almost from the get-go in this second book in the Dark Tower series.

Book Reviews

The Last Wish
by Andrzej Sapkowski

This first installment in the Witcher series didn't knock me off my feet, but it did suprise me with the depth of some of the stories. It's a good read and the start of something hopefully really good.

Book Reviews

The Blade Itself
by Joe Abercrombie

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is a gritty, in-your-face, rollicking good time of a story. Full of deeply thought out, colorful characters, there's something for every fan of the fantasy genre here.

Fantasy

Master Assassins
by Robert V.S. Redick

Master Assassins is probably a good first book in what may be a very intriguing series, but I’ll never know for sure since it was a DNF for me.

Book Reviews

Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues
by J.M. Martin (editor)

A 4 rocket rating gets marked down to 3 due to the excessive typos. Otherwise, Blackguards is a rich collection of dastardly tales full of rogues, thieves, and assassins.

Book Reviews

Ephemera
by Paul S. Kemp

My review of Paul S. Kemp's Ephemera. A bit of a departure from Kemp's usual franchise work, this one nevertheless doesn't disappoint.