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Review Priest of Bones by Peter McLean (War for the Rose Throne #1)

“Where is the difference between holy and possessed? I wondered. When does miracle become magic, magic become witchcraft? Is it in the nature of the deed itself, or in the eye of the beholder? Is it decided in the telling after the fact, and if so does it depend on who does that telling?” Sarcastic and grim dialogues ✓ Immorally Bloody ✓ Atmospheric ✓ What is the Book about?Soldiers, gangsters, magicians… the dark alleys of the city are fought over who has the say in the taverns, brothels and temples of gambling. The priest Tomas Piety and his people have…

A Gamble Of Gods – Mitriel Faywood (Order of the Dragon #1)

“Anger is like fire. Let it burn unwatched, and it will hurt you. Use it wisely, and it becomes what gods intended it to be: fortitude.” Sci-Fi meets Fantasy ✓ Hero’s Journey ✓ Charming Characters ✓ Kristian del Rosso has led a quiet life, burying himself in research and teaching at the University of St Mark. The arrival of a mysterious killer with supernatural abilities and the bloody massacre of a group of Kristian’s students changes all that. Kristian’s grief and a need for answers drives him to set out after their murderer, prepared to face the man but unprepared…

Shadowmarch – Tad Williams (Shadowmarch #1)

“Most dreadful of all, as she lay with her shivering children on the cold ground just outside the murdered town, she could hear the destroyers of everything she had, and they were singing. Their voices were painfully lovely. Darkness claimed her then, but only for a while.” High Fantasy ✓ Slow Storytelling ✓ Strong Emotions ✓ Far to the north, the towers in thick fog, looms the huge, labyrinthine Southmark’s stronghold. No one knows its age, and for centuries it was all but forgotten. But now its lonely location on the border of the eerie realm of the twilight dwellers…

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George R.R. Martin

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