Petrik
Petrik

Petrik

Petrik has been a gamer and reader since he was 5 years old. Not once did he thought back then that these two passion of his will last a lifetime, turns out they will. His favorite genres are Adult Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Grimdark and Sci-Fi.

Interview with John Gwynne 18, Mar

If you've been following my Booknest updates, you'll probably know that I haven't shut up about this series for almost a month already. The Faithful And the Fallen by John Gwynne, it baffles me that not a lot of readers know about this fantastic epic fantasy series. Right after I finished reading Malice, the first book in the series, I decided to ask for an interview opportunity with John himself, which he kindly agreed to do. However, I made up my mind to at least finish the series first before I proceed with it because sometimes, let's face it, the last book in a series could ruin your enjoyment of the entire series altogether.

Right after I finished Wrath, I realized that notion has been kicked to outer space. Each book in the series is superior from its predecessor, you can find my spoiler-free review for each installments here on Booknest. Without further ado, here's my interview with John Gwynne, about his series, his writing process, book recommendation and what's next.

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.