Tag: Fantasy

REVIEW: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

REVIEW: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

I remember my initial amazement at the sheer volume of fan theories surrounding A Song of Ice and Fire as I clicked through westeros.org and r/ASOIAF posts to discover postulation after postulation, many of them tinfoil based off of nothing more than a few scant lines pulled from chapters with no relation to each other. At the very top of the totem pole you had R + L = J (of course), the greatest theory of all time. Then there were the A + J = T's, the Grand Northern Conspiracy's, the Pink Letter speculations, and on and on and on. The number of unsolved mysteries, both real and imagined, was staggering. The Three Dark Crowns series doesn't quite reach that level of cloak-and-dagger hint-dropping, but it comes splendidly close for a combined length that's only about half that of A Storm of Swords alone.

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REVIEW: “Daughter of the Burning City” by Amanda Foody

REVIEW: “Daughter of the Burning City” by Amanda Foody

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody My rating: 2 of 5 stars Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare … Continue reading REVIEW: “Daughter of the Burning City” by Amanda Foody

REVIEW: A Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

REVIEW: A Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Read on Goodreads 3.25/5 stars On the whole, Flame in the Mist was solid. I expected a well-researched setting, a sympathetic protagonist, and a nuance extending beyond most YA. I got all of it and more. Some notable points: Historical flair - I'll be the first to admit that I'm no authority on Imperial Japan, … Continue reading REVIEW: A Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh