Children of Dune * (Book 3) by Frank Herbert

I’ve finally finished this monster of a trilogy. Yes, I know there are more books but I think I’ll stop here with Frank Herbert and go back to Asimov. There was a seven-year gap between the publication of ‘Dune Messiah’ (1969) and ‘Children of Dune’ (1976), which is notable for being the first hardcover bestsellerContinue reading “Children of Dune * (Book 3) by Frank Herbert”

Dune Messiah * (Book 2) Frank Herbert

Having recently finished Dune by Frank Herbert, I decided to jump right in and read the second book in the series, following the immediate outcome from Paul of the House Atreides marrying princess Irulan alongside his concubine Chani. He’s now the new emperor and under his command are the Fremen and a lot of conspiring housesContinue reading “Dune Messiah * (Book 2) Frank Herbert”

Dune by Frank Herbert

Though Dune won the Nebula and Hugo awards, the two most prestigious science fiction prizes, it was not an overnight commercial success. Its fanbase built through the 60s and 70s, circulating in squats, communes, labs and studios, anywhere where the idea of global transformation seemed attractive. Fifty years later it is considered by many to be theContinue reading “Dune by Frank Herbert”

The Obsidian Throne by J.D. Oswald

The Obsidian Throne is J.D. Oswald’s stunning conclusion to ‘The Ballad of Sir Benfro’ series – an epic high fantasy tale of dragons, swordsmanship, honour and two of the most unlikely yet extraordinary heroes in all of fiction. There is no war in the northlands, just annihilation. Either the dragons will destroy this world or QueenContinue reading “The Obsidian Throne by J.D. Oswald”

Insurrection by Robyn Young Book Review

1262 A.D. In the dusty heat of French fields, knights battle for supremacy in a fierce tournament. At its violent heart is Edward of England, who leads his men under the banner of the dragon, a potent reference to the legendary King Arthur. As heir to the throne, Edward has a vision for his futureContinue reading “Insurrection by Robyn Young Book Review”

Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters #3) by Juliet Marillier

Child of the Prophecy is the thrilling conclusion to Juliet Marillier’s award-winning Sevenwaters Trilogy. Magic is fading… and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The ancient groves are being destroyed, and if nothing is done, Ireland will lose its essential mystic core. The propheciesContinue reading “Child of the Prophecy (Sevenwaters #3) by Juliet Marillier”

The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins

I’ve read all three Hunger Games books but I just realised, I forgot to talk about the second in the series. Here are the reviews for the other 2: The Hunger Games Book 1 * Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Book 3 * Mockingjay * Suzanne Collins After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss EverdeenContinue reading “The Hunger Games Book 2 * Catching Fire * Suzanne Collins”

Lord of The Rings Volume 3 – The Return of The King

“I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.” It’s been a while since I’ve finished the Lord of the Rings trilogy but I held off in writing the review for the last book. Mostly because it took me so long to read it. I could not readContinue reading “Lord of The Rings Volume 3 – The Return of The King”

Lord of the Rings Volume 2 – The Two Towers

“Where now are the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?Where is the harp on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?They have passed like rain on the mountain,Continue reading “Lord of the Rings Volume 2 – The Two Towers”