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The Hero of the Ages Caps Brandon Sanderson’s Best Series

Brandon Sanderson completes the series that put him on the map with The Hero of the Ages, book 3 in his Mistborn trilogy.  To my mind, the Mistborn trilogy represents Sanderson’s best work, exceeding his more ambitious efforts in The … Continue reading

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The Mistborn Trilogy Takes a Dark Turn with The Well of Ascension

Book 1 of the Mistborn series asks what happens when the dark lord wins.  Book 2 asks what happens when he is defeated.  The Well of Ascension is not an easy book to review without giving a lot of spoilers.  … Continue reading

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Song of Blood & Stone is a Romance-Driven Fantasy with Rough Edges

Song of Blood & Stone caught me off balance.  Mostly I think because I wasn’t expecting the tech level.  I was expecting something more in the usual medieval vein, but Penelope’s secondary world has a level of technology somewhere in … Continue reading

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Mistborn Opens Sanderson’s Best, and Most Original, Series

I picked up the Mistborn trilogy over the holidays in anticipation of reading Oathbringer.  The bad news is that Mistborn isn’t the Cosmere book tied in most closely to Oathbringer (that, apparently, is Warbreaker).  The good news is that the … Continue reading

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Review of Tales of the Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

Tales of the Thieftaker is a collection of short fiction about Jackson’s Ethan Kaille, a conjurer and thieftaker in colonial Boston.  There are ten short stories and one novella—the never before told story of the Ruby Blade mutiny (full TOC … Continue reading

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Siege Line Is Satisfying as a Conclusion to Its Trilogy, If Not as Part of a Larger Universe

Siege Line is book 3 in Cole’s Shadow Ops: Reawakening prequel trilogy and his sixth book in the Shadow Ops universe.  I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of each, and it has been interesting … Continue reading

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DNF Review of Hex-Rated by Jason Ridler

I had to request an ARC of Hex-Rated as soon as I saw the cover.  The snake, the woman tied to a post, the guy in a cheap blue suit, the font of the title…it’s a little lurid, it’s got … Continue reading

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