Book Reviews

Fool’s Assassin
by Robin Hobb

In this first book of the Fitz and Fool trilogy, Hobb returns to her most beloved character, FitzChivalry Farseer. As is typical of Hobb, the story unfolds slowly, though a suspenseful finish was a nice setup for the larger storyline to come.

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Dragon Haven
by Robin Hobb

Slow and methodical, but full of rich characters set amidst a richer world. Dragon Haven is very typical Robin Hobb, and that's a good thing.

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The Dragon Keeper
by Robin Hobb

A likeable, diverse cast heads this first novel in the Rain Wilds Chronicles.

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Mistborn
by Brandon Sanderson

An ambitious story, plenty of twists and turns, and a unique magic system all come together to make Mistborn one of Sanderson's best.

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Wit'ch Fire
by James Clemens

It's never a good sign when a book starts with an infodump. Wit'ch Fire was a DNF for me.

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The Children of Hurin
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Step into the wayback machine; this tale takes place long before The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings, when the First Dark Lord, Morgoth, sought dominion over all of Middle-Earth. It's an easier read than some of the other scholarly works of Tolkien and a much more enjoyable read as a result.

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Beguilement
by Lois McMaster Bujold

Superb writing, great storytelling, and intriguing characters makes this first book in Bujold's Sharing Knife series a delight to read.