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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

I got an illustrated edition of this book for Christmas and decided it was high time to read it since the libraries are all closed due to the pandemic. It’s my third reread.

Published: 1996 for the original, 2016 for the illustrated edition

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 843 pages of text, 878 with appendix

Font: Minion

Setting: various parts of Westeros

Summary: Short version: The peace of Westeros is shattered when Robert Baratheon dies Continue reading

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Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings

This is the fourth book in the Belgariad series that I will finish this year.

Published: 1984

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 375 pages

Setting: Algaria, Riva and Drasnia, moments after the end of Magician’s Gambit

Summary: Short version: Garion is crowned the Riven King Continue reading

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Eldest by Christopher Paolini

This is the second book in the Inheritance Cycle. I enjoyed Eragon (although I read it before I started doing book reviews) and figured it was worth picking up the next book in the series.

Published: 2005

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 668 pages

Setting: mostly with the elves of Alageasia, soon after the events of Eragon

Summary: Short version: Eragon trains before the big battle
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Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings

This is the third book in the Belgariad series that I am determined to finish this year so I can return the books to my friend.

Published: 1983

Genre: sword and sorcery fantasy

Length: 307 pages

Setting: traveling from Maragor to the Vale of Ardur to Ulgo and Cthol Murgos, following the events of Queen of Sorcery Continue reading

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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

After giving up on The Name of the Rose, I had no library books in the house to read. So, I turned to my Kindle and found an E-authored book to read! This was provided free by Tor as part of a monthly book club.

Published: 1999

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 666 pages

Setting: various locations within the Malazan Empire Continue reading

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Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey

Published: 2003

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 702 pages

Setting: from the world’s equivalent of Europe to the Middle East to Africa, 10 years after Kushiel’s Chosen

Interest: It’s the third Terra D’Ange book Continue reading

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Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Published: 2010

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 843 pages

Setting: the world of The Wheel of Time series, soon after the events of The Gathering Storm

Interest: It’s the 13th book in the Wheel of Time series with one left and I want to know how it all ends. Continue reading

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