J. Jensen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (138 of 168)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 106,593 - Total Helpful Votes: 138 of 168
Blood and Bone: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Mal&hellip by Ian C Esslemont
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I like Esslemonts story telling and in my opinion this book is one of his better ones. The territory is relatively virginal with regards to what Erikson has written about, and I think this plays out in Esslemonts favor, or should have. Because fewer people would be dissapointed by how favorite oldtimers were used/written by Esslemont as opposed to Erikson. I think he is getting better at writing dialogue and quirky characters as there are 2 very weird and awesome mages in this book, who took my straight back to the Black Company. - I know Esslemont doesnt get quite the same applause as Erikson, but if you dont expect Erikson to be the author when you buy an Esslemont book, I dont think… Read more
Forge of Darkness: The Kharkanas Trilogy 1 by Steven Erikson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I loved this book. Possible SPOILERS BELOW!!!

Having read and reread almost everything in the Malazan universe by this point, Forge of Darkness was like balm on my soul. I really really needed some insight into the actual people behind these larger than life characters from the Books of the Fallen series. Who was Anomander before he was this god like Dragnipur wielding Son of Darkness. Why was he so alienated from his Brothers and what happened there. Why did Andarist end up on an island for god knows how many years in seclusion and what drove him to do that. Who are these elder gods, and where did they come from. Hood and Sechul Lath, Errastas, Kalamandaris, Caladan Brood and… Read more
Steelflower (Steelflower Chronicles) by Lilith Saintcrow
4.0 out of 5 stars Very engaging., 30 Dec 2012
I like this author, especially her Dante Valentine books, so I purchased this book without reading much about it.
Warning: This book was written and published years ago, it is NOT a standalone novel, and there have been no further addition to the storyline since its initial release in 2008. - Do not purchase the book unless you dont mind this. It has an open ending, without any of the major plot lines comming to conclusion.

The story is great, the heroine is complex and 3 dimensional. The supporting characters have depths that are hinted at but not really fleshed out. There are 2 major story archs and several underlining smaller ones, only a small portion of which are… Read more

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