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The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chonicle: Book 1 (Kingkiller Chonicles)
The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chonicle: Book 1 (Kingkiller Chonicles)
Price: £5.98

5.0 out of 5 stars unless you read this book there is something wonderful missing from your life. it's that good., 25 July 2014
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The headline says it all really. smart, funny, profound, more than a touch beautiful and one of the only books that deserves to sit on the same shelf as the works of Neil Gaiman. Patrick Rothfuss really is that good.


Epson Expression Home XP-202 Wi-Fi Small-in-One Printer
Epson Expression Home XP-202 Wi-Fi Small-in-One Printer
Offered by EPrinters-uk
Price: £55.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk, 8 Jun. 2014
Burns ink at a terrifying rate, driver micromanages everything, will not let you greyscale in emergencies when a colour cartridge runs low (not out, it flat out lies when it says they are empty). False economy. Do not kid yourself, this is a device designed to sell you ink, nothing more.


Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive Book Two
Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive Book Two
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Sequel, 24 April 2014
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The Way of Kings was a beautifully written book with compelling characters and by far the most interesting setting (and magic system) so far from Sanderson. As a result Words of Radiance was one of my 'most looked forward' to books. It does not disappoint. The considered and careful examination of the characters, the well paced (for those that have a modicum of patience) tension building style, the perfect dramatic beats, the superb dialogue and the intricate plotting remain firmly under Sandersons control. Each book in the series is apparently planned to consist of the main story and flashback sections to flesh out one of the main characters. Kaladins compelling history was a big part of the draw for the first book and left many readers with the impression that the series was his story (and the character is certainly a standout one). But, despite the fact that this book is Shallan's (to my mind the least interesting character in The Way of Kings) flashback book Words of Radiance maintains it's poise. Indeed it substantially changed my opinion of the character's depth and quality.

That is not to say that the main narrative fails to further the other characters, far from it, and while some (particularly Renarin) may appear under served one must trust that, with this writer and this format, this is simply to provide for further revelations. With each novel the desire to reread the predecessors (if only to look for, and be stunned by, the earlier set ups for later reveals) will likely only grow.

This series is not for the impatient in search of quick cheap thrills, it is, and deserves, better than that. The story of these characters gradual individual journeys towards enlightenment (or failure), the intricate interweaving of their lives set against the backdrop of a savage and nearly doomed world, reduced to a primordial state and facing a coming apocalypse is deeply compelling. In addition,for readers of Sandersons other books, the hints of the wider cosmere provide some tantalizing mysteries.

Wonderful and highly recommended.


The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards Book 3)
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards Book 3)
Price: £4.49

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth the wait, 14 Oct. 2013
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Scott Lynch is one of my favorite writers and while the first novel will always remain the best, simply because it was the first I read, I'd have to have Lynch's gift to express in words how much I enjoyed returning to Locke Lamora's world. The wait has been a long one but I do not resent it. I have no doubt the book is better for it. Something this much fun takes time.

As someone who suffers from an autistic condition I have an uncontrollable tic when reading something that fully engrosses me (a spasm/wave of my right hand). The more I enjoy the book the more uncontrollable the tic. The only reason I was unable to complete this book in a day was that I was unable to hold my iPad for large portions of the day due to that tic (and fear of the damage to the device in question).

Buy all the Gentlemen Bastard books If you have not already. You will not regret it.


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