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Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Book 3)

choice-winner.png“You and I keep looking for light in the darkness, expecting it to appear. But it already has.” I touch his shoulder. “We’re it, boyo. Broken and cracked and stupid as we are, we’re the light, and we’re spreading.”

I have been dreading reading this book. It’s a trilogy so it should be in three books that all the passion ends and all the games stop. I didn’t want to say goodbye to Darrow. I’ve come to love this character from Mars, a boy remodelled to look like the elite of a solar system. I don’t want to say goodbye to a man who reminded me so much of the Kingkiller. A man who can inspire and lead and move the masses. Thank you Mr. Brown. Thank you.

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The other thing that really stands out is the fact that the books are unpredictable without being irritating or disappointing. I’m pretty good at anticipating where a story is going to go, and these books constantly zigged when I expected them to zag. But (and this is a really important note) while the ziggs the book took were surprising, they were always sensible and fit smoothly into the overall narrative and world.

Patrick Rothfuss (the man! Writer of The Name of The Wind)

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Asineth’s Lesson of Good and Evil (Hart’s Hope)

This is one of my favourite excerpts from Hart’s Hope * Orson Scott Card It explains the meaning of power and what it means to challenge the power of a king.
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Hart’s Hope * Orson Scott Card book review

51Y5OyGPnvL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_.jpg Having read Enchantment, I figured another fairy tale book from Orson Scott Card would prove a good and entertaining read. I am quite happy to tell you that yes, yes it was. Built in the style of German fairy tales, the story line contains some PG13 content and sometimes some PG15 content. It’s not for the squeamish as it contains one rape scene of an underage child, one feeding of a child to a snake pit and some gruesome tales of conjoined twins. Not going to mention torture and incest. If you liked “A song of ice and fire”, you’re in the right spot.

If you can get over these scenes, you will definitely enjoy this book – a coming of age story and a good vs evil fairytale. Card himself calls this his best writing ever and I completely agree. It is a very “dark” fantasy so don’t go into this looking for a “feel good” book.

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Stephen King * Eyes of the Dragon Book Review

“Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a king with two sons….”

At the time, best known for his horror fiction, King released the unexpected work of classic fantasy and dedicated it to his daughter Naomi.

People’s minds, particularly the minds of children, are like wells—deep wells full of sweet water. And sometimes, when a particular thought is too unpleasant to bear, the person who has that thought will lock it into a heavy box and throw it into that well. He listens for the splash . . . and then the box is gone. Except it is not, of course. Not really.

The author wrote the book for Naomi, who had never read one of his books, professing disinterest in his spooky, supernatural, creepy-crawly horror stuff. Although she began reading Eyes of the Dragon (originally called “The Napkins”) with some reluctance, it soon had its desired effect: she loved it, couldn’t stop reading, and didn’t want it to end.

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Heart Shaped Box * Joe Hill

A rock star purchases a vengeful ghost for his oddities collection and finds himself in a race for his life as the ghost is none other than the step father of his ex girlfriend. Ex DEAD girlfriend.

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