Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday“Top Ten Tuesday” is a feature started by “The Broke and the Bookish“, in which people list their top ten books that match some given criterion. It changes every week, and happens on a Tuesday. Lots (a frankly ridiculous number) of bloggers take part.

This week’s topic is auto-buy authors – authors who you automatically buy when a new book comes out because you know it will be worth it. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors”

Half a King – Joe Abercrombie (Review)

Half a King - Joe AbercrombieI met Joe Abercrombie, briefly, at a book signing. He looks and sounds like a viking king should – he has the beard, the voice, the charisma. I’d follow him into battle against the Saxons.

It’s fitting then, that Half a King is quite viking in tone and setting. It’s a book set in cruel lands plagued by snow and ice. Lands where the weak are killed or enslaved, where a man’s ability to stand as part of shield wall is the measure of his worth. Continue reading “Half a King – Joe Abercrombie (Review)”

Tough Travels – Middle-Aged Heroes

Tough TravellingEvery week, Fantasy Review Barn runs a feature where they seek out examples of fantasy tropes. Other bloggers are welcome to join in, finding their own books to match the given topic.

This weeks topic is Middle-Aged Heroes:

This hero stuff is usually a young person’s game.  And, occasionally, a grizzled old veteran can get involved.  It is a true rarity for someone to join the good fight for Fantasyland living in that in between ground.

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Tough Travels – The Ace

Tough Travelling

Every week, Fantasy Review Barn runs a feature where they seek out examples of fantasy tropes. Other bloggers are welcome to join in, finding their own books to match the given topic.

This week’s topic is The Ace:

Some people are just ridiculously good at everything.  Be it magic, swordplay, or all of the above.  THE ACE has no equal.

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