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Matthew WhiteMatthew White   May 26, 2017
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5.0

Megg Jensen does for orcs what R.A. Salvatore did for dark elves

Chaos Awakens by Megg Jensen is a great epic fantasy novel that I very much enjoyed. There are plenty of interesting characters with the main characters being a female orc assassin, a human male priest, and a female orc princess. They form an unusual team as humans and orcs head towards a war at a time they need to team-up against a godly enemy. There are plenty of intimate moments and character development mixed in with action and epic threats to the world.    This book is everything that a good fantasy novel should be and reminded...

Matthew WhiteMatthew White   May 11, 2017
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3.0

There are much better Muirwood books; shallow and uninspired

Legends of Muirwood is a very good fantasy series, regretfully the last book in the series, The Scourge of Muirwood is the worst book of the three.   The Scourge of Muirwood is a quick read but it wasn't very memorable. Lia travels to another abbey where she finds her captured love, Colvin. Other than them being apart most of the book the series concludes with a surprise yet uninspiring transformation that Lia goes through.   I give it three out of five stars and suggest that those that started the series read this final...

Matthew WhiteMatthew White   May 07, 2017
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4.0

Lia the Wretched becomes a hunter and learns more of herself

One of the best compliments I can give for this series, Legends of Muirwood, is that it is one of the few fantasy series I have finished in awhile. This series made me want to come back for more and I wasn't disappointed.  Blight of Muirwood is the second book in the series and the main character, Lia, continues to mature and grow in her abilities. She is now the hunter for Muirwood Abbey which faces destruction by the forces of the evil Queen. Lia also has the issue that she is a wretched and...

Matthew WhiteMatthew White   April 08, 2017
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3.0

Slow pacing drags down a great fantasy universe

The Well of Ascension is book two in the Mistborn  fantasy series by Brandon Sanderson. The story continues about Vin, the young Mistborn girl, who suddenly finds herself and her companions in a very different position of ruling an empire after she killed the godlike ruler. At 815 pages or nearly 30 hours as an audiobook this story tends to be a long one.   Basically, the story focuses on Vin as she struggles to find her place and protect her love from assassins while the city is besieged by multiple armies wanting the riches and power...

Fantasy
Matthew WhiteMatthew White   February 07, 2017
(Updated: February 07, 2017)
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4.0

Slow at first but grows on you with interesting characters

Sometimes reading a book is a process that takes several months. Sand & Storm was one of those books in that I bought it back around June 2016 and just finished in February of 2017. Admittedly I didn't start reading it until after late October though. I'm not that slow of a reader!   It is hard to explain why it took be so long other than to say I just didn't sit for long at any one time while reading it.   The world has several well developed and diverse characters in it but I think...

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