TS' Reviews

TS' Reviews (12)

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
27, Apr

5/5 stars.

The Stormlight Archive is Brandon Sanderson's "love letter to the epic fantasy genre".  His magnum opus.  From my perspective, he had lovingly and painstakingly crafted a masterpiece that was not just his greatest but one of the greatest of all time.

Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers #1)
27, Apr

4/5 stars. 

I didn’t have any expectations when I picked this book up and was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it was.  At first glance, one might mistake this for young adult fantasy.  Rest assured, it is not and neither does it have all the standard overused YA tropes which are prone to induce eye-rolling.

The Paladin Caper (Rogues of the Republic #3)
24, Apr

4/5 stars

Fight the enemy, not their people.  Even rogues have principles.

Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #2)
18, Apr

5/5 stars.

For those who have read Gardens of the Moon and thought it was relatively tame for grimdark fantasy, Deadhouse Gates will change your mind.  This sequel took the series to new heights and was also when I wholly begun to understand the opening quote of Erikson in the debut.  The violence, and brutality evident in this book made me rethink of how I viewed A Song of Ice and Fire. 

Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
15, Apr

5/5 stars.

Gardens of the Moon is the overture to The Malazan Book of the Fallen, providing just a glimmer of what this massive, grimdark epic fantasy tale has to offer, which was best described below in the author's own words.  

The Prophecy Con (Rogues of the Republic #2)
14, Apr

4/5 stars.

This sequel to the Palace Job was an improvement in almost every way possible. As the first book nicely wrapped up its plot line, one wonders where the next book will head to. Let's just say that the title is an important clue as to what's in store for the Rogues of the Republic. 

The Palace Job (Rogues of the Republic #1)
09, Apr

3/5 stars.

I have termed the The Lies of Locke Lamora as a blend of Ocean’s Eleven and The Godfather in a fantasy setting. That’s not entirely wrong but I think that I’ve found another book which suited the Ocean’s Eleven tagging even more aptly and that is The Palace Job. 

The Martian
03, Apr

5/5 stars.

Since I was a kid, it had been a dream of mine to be an astronaut.  Even movies like Aliens and Predator did not faze me but eventually, reality did. 

Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1)
02, Apr

5/5 stars.  

Michael J Sullivan has definitely joined the ranks of authors on my auto-pre-order list.