reviews
Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1)
25, Mar

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Bloody, consecration, philosophical, multitude of female casts, lesbian relationship and badass warrior nuns, Red Sister has been a wonderful surprise for me. After the struggle I had with the first 25% of the book, it’s a wonder how the rest of the book could made me love it but oh nun (ha ha ha) it did.

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection (The Stormlight Archive #2.5)
21, Mar

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Arcanum Unbounded is without a doubt a must read for any Sanderson’s Cosmere fans. Every book in the Cosmere has always been my comfort read, I can always count on them to spark my love for reading again and this Cosmere collection of novellas and short stories holds true to that statement, it can be defined as the apt complementary to my comfort food.

The Emperor's Soul
17, Mar

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Incredible… 105 pages, that’s apparently the minimum amount of pages Sanderson needs to create a fantastic story with strong beginning, character development, great climax and satisfying conclusion. The Emperor's Soul is one of the best NOVELLA of all time for me, it has the quality of a fully fledged novel, it even surpassed a lot of fantasy novels these days.

Elantris
16, Mar

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Exactly 3 months ago, I finished binge reading the two available books in the Stormlight Archive series, Brandon Sanderson’s magnum opus and my favorite series of all time. By that time, I already caught up to all Sanderson’s Cosmere works (excluding novellas) except his debut work, Elantris. Today, I finished it and in my opinion, it’s a great debut novel but at the same time it’s also Sanderson’s weakest Cosmere’s book. Once you read all his other books, it’s really clear that this is his debut work, whether from his writing or the way he weaved the world-building and magic systems.

Wrath (The Faithful And the Fallen #4)
09, Mar

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Masterpiece. Mark my words, if this series ever get adapted into a television series with the same production value for Game of Thrones, it will create a myriad of fan base all over the world. Watch out GRRM, while you’re waiting for the breeze from the 'Winds of Winter' to come, John Gwynne has appeared out of nowhere and he has conquered the genre, the apprentice has become the master.

Ruin (The Faithful And the Fallen #3)
05, Mar

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Intense, brutal, gory, poignant, epic, filled with love and vengeance, John Gwynne simply can do no wrong. 

‘Two for vengeance. One for Love.’

Ruin, the third book in The Faithful and the Fallen series is an example of how a penultimate epic fantasy book ought to be written. It’s again, better than its predecessors, making this the best book in the series so far. I still have one book left to read and yet this series already took the throne I bestowed upon my previous favorite dark fantasy, The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie.

Valor (The Faithful And the Fallen #2)
28, Feb

Rating: 5/5 Stars

'War has erupted in the Banished Lands as the race for power intensifies' and with that eruption, comes a well deserved 5 star rating. I gave huge praises to Malice, it was impressive but Valor, the 2nd book in John Gwynne’s debut series is incredibly better from its predecessor. I included both Malice and Valor in my all time favorite list, that’s 2 out of 4 already and judging from the quality progression in the series I strongly believe the other half of The Faithful And the Fallen series, Ruin & Wrath will follow that notion.

Malice (The Faithful And the Fallen #1)
23, Feb

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Have you ever got the feeling that after reading the first book in a series, you just know that there's a huge potential for the series to become one of your favorite series of all time? Malice, the first book out of four in The Faithful And the Fallen series by John Gwynne is one of those rare cases for me.

The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #3)
16, Feb

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

The Last Mortal Bond, the ending to Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy by Brian Staveley provides a great and fitting conclusion to the trilogy but at the same time it’s actually quite disappointing as the last book of the trilogy. This is a really hard book for me to review, there are a lot of factors I love and dislike at the same time. It’s in my opinion that out of the entire trilogy, this is the weakest installment. It’s still really good especially during the amazing climax scenes but sadly there are some parts that hindered the book from reaching its full potential. It will remain spoiler-free as always so you can read it and see for yourself if this trilogy is something that will work for you or not.

The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2)
13, Feb

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

What a great improvement. Providence of Fire, the 2nd book in The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy was one of Goodreads nominee for best fantasy in 2015 and it’s for a good reason. Almost everything in the book, starting from plot progression, character development, actions, climax scenes, pacing and world-building are better than the first book in the series.

Page 1 of 2