Category Archives: Fantasy

Terry Pratchett – The Wee Free Men (2003) Review

8/10 It is not necessary to know where exactly this book is situated inside the Discworld series. It is enough to know that this is a Terry Pratchett novel featuring a new character, and that in itself should push you … Continue reading

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Ken Liu – The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (2016) Review

Genre: fantasy/science fiction Pages: 450 My rating: 7.5/10 Ken Liu is now making a name for himself with his Dandelion Dynasty series (of which I reviewed the first part here) and with his translations of the science fiction novels of … Continue reading

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Jeff VanderMeer – Shriek: An Afterword (2006)

Why did the mushroom join the party? Because he is a fungi.  8/10 Shriek: An Afterthought sounds like the final novel in a series, but it is actually the second book in Jeff Vandermeer’s Ambergris series. It follows on City … Continue reading

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N.K. Jemisin – The Obelisk Gate (2016)

Genre: Fantasy / science fiction Series: The Broken Earth, part 2 Pages: 448 My rating: 8.5/10 N.K. Jemisin continues her stunning story of the Stillness in The Obelisk Gate. Without spoiling the story, The Obelisk Gate continues the tale from … Continue reading

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N.K. Jemisin – The Fifth Season (2015)

Genre: fantasy, science fiction Series: The Broken Earth 1 Pages: 465 My Rating: 9/10 There’s a lot going on in this book. Jemisin takes you by the hand and sort of gently guides you through a pleasant prologue that introduces … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett – Night Watch (2002)

Genre: Fantasy; satire Series: Discworld Pages: 480 My rating: 8,5/10 With Night Watch, I think it is no longer possible to say that you can just start anywhere in the Discworld series and jump right in. Night Watch is the … Continue reading

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R. Scott Bakker – The Great Ordeal (2016) review

Genre: Epic fantasy / grimdark Series: Aspect-Emperor series, part 3 Pages: 512 My rating: 9/10 The long awaited third book of the Aspect-Emperor series is finally here. The previous instalment, The White-Luck Warrior, ended on a bunch of cliffhangers: everyone … Continue reading

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