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Filip Magnus

Filip Magnus

Filip picked up his first fantasy novel when he was seven and hasn’t stopped reading since. A critical reader who judges novels on their technical use of language and plot alike, he has a soft spot for literary fiction and tragic, heroic tales.

In his free time, Filip writes fiction, makes gaming reviews on YouTube, and maintains a personal blog. All that when he’s not too busy going through piles of books in as short a time as possible.

Breaking Chaos (Chasing Graves #3) 13, Mar

 

Breaking Chaos is the brutal, climatic ending to one of the finest dark fantasy trilogies in recent memory. If you haven’t read the previous entries in the series, do yourself a solid – get them!

Everything Brian McClellan has written, that I have read, I have loved. The original Powder Mage trilogy, Sins of Empire, the novellas in-between – I’ve lost myself in that world for long, sleepless nights filled with unforgettable characters and the smell of gunpowder.

The Anointed is one of 2018's #SPFBO's ten finalists; this is BookNest's official score for the competition.

I’ll say it out front: I did not enjoy my time with Keith Ward’s The Anointed. That’s not to say the book doesn’t have merits – there is an imaginative quality about the setting of this novel, a world in which nothing floats on water, where people know their lifespan nearly from the moment of their birth (or their ‘Span’, as used in the novel), and where that same Span can be transferred to another at the cost of the transferrer’s life. The cover is also pretty damn neat!