Rapid Book Reviews (Last Night at the Telegraph Club & These Violent Delights) And Ending Anti-Asian Violence

I’m going to save the more hard-hitting topic for the end, and instead start with the RBR part of the post. I have finished two other books (one of which I finished just this morning), but considering the topic of today’s post, I think they’re best saved for later. Both of the books today are … More Rapid Book Reviews (Last Night at the Telegraph Club & These Violent Delights) And Ending Anti-Asian Violence

Setting Study: Mistborn’s The Final Empire

The second novel of Brandon Sanderson’s career, The Final Empire, is a high fantasy book taking place in the titular Final Empire, led by the tyrannous, immortal Lord Ruler. Rebellions of the past have always failed, but rebellions of the past never had Kelsier, Vin, or their team of Mistings and Mistborn. As usual, these … More Setting Study: Mistborn’s The Final Empire

Rapid Book Reviews (Legendborn, Fool Moon, A Phoenix First Must Burn)

I’ve been promising some rapid book reviews for today, and I’m here to deliver. If you’ve read some of my recent blog posts, you may have an inkling on some of my general impressions already, but don’t worry, I’ve got plenty to share. This is my second RBR post, and I’m still testing some things … More Rapid Book Reviews (Legendborn, Fool Moon, A Phoenix First Must Burn)

Setting Study: Legendborn and the Arthurian Mythos

The legend of King Arthur is one of the West’s most popular of ancient stories. Why, exactly, it has held sway for thousands of years is up for debate. I think it’s because, with Sir Thomas Malory’s additions to the narrative, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Action, romance, magic, triumph of good … More Setting Study: Legendborn and the Arthurian Mythos

Rapid Book Reviews! (The Song of Achilles, Long Way Down, This Savage Song)

In a rare reading victory on my end, I managed to wrap up three books in the last week. I don’t want to feature one single book for this week’s blog post, so we’re going to try something new today. No spoilers, no focus on any single book. I’ll give a little info on each … More Rapid Book Reviews! (The Song of Achilles, Long Way Down, This Savage Song)

Book Review: The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1)

I am going to be completely upfront about my reading preferences. As a general rule, I don’t read self-published works. There are too many choices as it stands just by shopping in bookstores (self-published books rarely get into bookstores). And there’s just something to be said about looking at a physical copy of a book, … More Book Review: The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1)