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Tower Lord: Book 2 of Raven's Shadow by Anthony Ryan
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant follow up, 17 July 2014
Not sure I understand some of the more negative reviews regarding the story being split between a few characters rather than just the main protagonist in the first book. This gave me a bit of trepidation before I started the book. i need not have worried. The story telling was again brilliantly compelling, I enjoyed all story lines and quite simply loved every word of the book.

Anthony Ryan is quite simply a fabulous writer and great story teller, I was so disappointed when the book ended and am just hoping his new publishers don't carry on the delaying tactics when publishing the next in the series.
Blood of Innocents (Book Two of the Sorcery Ascend&hellip by Mitchell Hogan
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
There is no doubt that the author has learnt from his first book, the writing is slightly crisper, someone else has actually edited the book prior to release and some of the interchanges are less childish.

But I still had so many frustrations with the book. The interplay between characters has only just managed to move into teenager territory, it is so frustrating where set in a supposedly dangerous environment everyone acts and thinks like a teenager, all angst with perceived wrongs rather than adults. Repetition is non stop, the amount of times I had to read about someone suppressing their instincts to kill or the main antagonist being treated like an imbecile, it was beyond… Read more
Red Rising: Red Rising Trilogy # 1 (The Red Rising&hellip by Pierce Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 1 July 2014
I have not enjoyed a futuristic sci-fi type book as much as this since Richard Morgan's Kovac's series. Although I struggled at first wondering where the book was going, suddenly it came to life and I am glad I persevered. The story is brilliant, entertaining, different (yes with some parallel's to other books), exciting, fast paced and just a joy to read.

Ultimately it was a refreshing change from the dreary scifi/futuristic books I come across time and again. Highly recommended.

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