Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book review - Aug 2016

Couple of series to go with reread of first book in Harry Potter series (gift to myself on my birthday :P)
Rating scheme is based on goodreads: 
             liked it
really liked it
Farseer trilogy

Reminded of 'Memory, Sorrow and Thorn' trilogy as the books got bigger and bigger. The third one especially could do with chopping or longer climax instead of longer quest

While fantasy tropes were ever present (and I kept recognizing items related to Cosmere - Fool, Wit, Statue army, names like Vin and Serene, repeated epigraphs) it was refreshing for a change that direction of the story was ever a mystery. There was no slated end-game and the one given didn't feel like one anyway.

The writing was beautiful, sprinkled everywhere with easter eggs, hidden meanings and connections (I don't think I caught even half of them). I suspect this is one of the series that gets better with every reread. And I sure am planning to catch up with other books in The Realm of the Elderlings.


Fun, easy to read, plenty of twists and teasers, good mix of male/female characters, page turner - highly recommend to fantasy beginners and pros alike.

And the good news is that there are more books in the same world :)


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