In a lot of modern fantasy books, authors seem to be relying on a particular trope that I can’t help but feel like is a cheap emotional trick. Everyone loves this trope, but I hate it. And here is why.
The Stray is a short, powerful book by a debut author with a lot of interesting thoughts on AI. Some parts of the story fell a bit flat for me, but overall this story left me thinking long after I finished reading it.
This is the portion of the tier list that people might be more interested in, since it contains the characters that I liked the least in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time masterpiece. Let me know what you think about my ranking.
I recently finished the Wheel of Time, so I jumped on the character tier list trend and ranked some of the main characters. This is part one, I’ll recap the bottom half of the list in a future post. What do you think about my list?
The Sword of Kaigen, by M.L. Wang, is a one off high-fantasy war story that has been called the future of high fantasy. It is impossible for a book to come more highly recommended than this one. Did it live up to the hype?
No series looms as large in my life as Harry Potter. It is responsible for so much of what is second nature to me now. For the first time in years, I’m re-reading the series and that led me to decide, once and for all, which ones I like best.
The Wheel of Time stands as one of the best and most-loved fantasy series of all time. Last year, I started reading it for the first time. Does it deserve the reputation it has? What did I love and what did I hate?
Rage of Dragons is a book that I am not supposed to like. A darker, brutal look at a character’s quest for revenge, it had aspects that I really loved and some that I really didn’t.
These lists are always hard for me to make and vary depending on when you ask me, but, at least for now, here are what I would consider my favorite fiction books of all time. These are the stories that shaped me as a reader and a writer – as well as the ones I had the most fun reading.
Jade City by Fonda Lee is a modern fantasy story set in an urban environment that combines martial arts and the mafia in a refreshing way.