Category Archives: fantasy

Horus Rising (The Horus Heresy 01) by Dan Abnett

Product info (from Goodreads): After thousands of years of expansion and conquest, the imperium of man is at its height. His dream for humanity nearly accomplished, the emperor hands over the reins of power to his warmaster, Horus, and heads … Continue reading

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Embedded by Dan Abnett

Product info (from Goodreads): HE’D DO ANYTHING TO GET A STORY. When journalist Lex Falk gets himself chipped into the brain of a combat soldier, he thinks he has the ultimate scoop – a report from the forbidden front line … Continue reading

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Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that … Continue reading

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Product info (from Goodreads): What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed—and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own … Continue reading

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Land of the Beautiful Dead by R. Lee Smith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): SHE WOULD DARE ANYTHING TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM HIS RULE. EVEN HIS BED. He ascended from the darkness years ago—Azrael the Eternal, Azrael the Undying, Azrael Who Is Death—bringing with him the black rains, the fires, … Continue reading

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Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Product info: The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew that it was her house. And now that she’s at last become its owner, she suspects that she was drawn there for a reason. … Continue reading

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Bridge of Separator (Videssos 12) by Harry Turtledove

Book info (from Goodreads): Rhavas was a good, holy, and pious man-and the cousin of the Avtokrator. He would probably have become ecumenical patriarch of the Empire in the capital, Videssos the city . . . if his world had … Continue reading

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They Way of Shadows (Night Angel 01) by Brent Weeks

Product info: For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city’s most accomplished artist.  For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned to … Continue reading

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The Videssos Cycle 01-04 by Harry Turtledove

The whole cycle, published in the 80s of previous century so rather old, consists of 12 primary and 17 total works. I read the first four od the primary works: The Misplaced Legion (01) An Emperor for the Legion (02) … Continue reading

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A duology review: The Killing Moon and The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood 01 and 02) by Nora K. Jemisin

Products info (from Goodreads): The Killing Moon In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers – the keepers of this peace. Priests of … Continue reading

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