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The Dragon’s Path – Daniel Abraham (The Dagger and the Coin #1)

“There’s ways you can trust an enemy you can’t always trust a friend. An enemy’s never going to betray your trust.” So what’s the book about? Captain Marcus Wester has a tough past behind him. He has learned one thing above all else: in the end, only survival counts. For him, it is time to leave the war-threatened city of Vanai as quickly as possible. Together with the banker Cithrin and a group of actors, they leave the city disguised as a caravan. But that’s when the problems really start, because Cithrin has disguised himself as a young man andContinue Reading

The Witchwood Crown – Tad Williams (The Last King of Osten Ard #1)

“God gives us all youth, and the takes it away again. What have you gained to offset that loss? Patience? Perhaps a little wisdom? Then be patient, and perhaps you’ll also be wise.” So what’s the book about? Osten Ard is in turmoil. For 30 years King Simon and Queen Miriamel have ruled their land with wisdom and kindness. But the dark forces are gathering around the Queen of the Norns and want to subjugate Osten Ard. The Queen of the Norns reaches out for the legendary Witchwood Crown, and the shadow of a looming war settles over Osten Ard.Continue Reading

Daughter of the Empire – Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts (Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy #1)

“There is a hand behind every curtain,’ ” she quoted. “ ‘And a knife in every hand,’ ” finished Mara.” So what’s the book about? In the realm of Tsurani, young Mara is on the verge of a decisive moment in her life. Only a few gong beats separate her from her official admission to the monastery, where she will spend the rest of her life. But then she learns that her father and brother have been killed in battle and that she is the new head of the House of Acoma. Supported by a few loyal soldiers and servants,Continue Reading

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George R.R. Martin

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