Review: The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

I heard of this book through r/fantasy, because that’s where I learn about most new books these days. Everyone spoke well about The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson, so I figured, why not try it out? And so I bought it. It was money well spent.

Plot:

The Empire of Masks has landed on the shores of peaceful Taranoke, and with them it brings new rules, new ways of thinking, and thoughts on what is, and isn’t, proper. They take the Taranoke children and set them up in a school, to learn of the wonders of the Empire, and to groom them for positions in their ranks. Baru Cormorant is one such a child. And she’s especially gifted at numbers. When she gets appointed the title of Imperial Accountant in a distant land called¬†Aurdwynn, she is both apprehensive and excited. Because she has never forgotten her one true goal: learn everything she could to empower herself, and bring the Empire of Masks down from the inside. For her beloved Taranoke.

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Review: Incredibles 2

Look, let’s be honest, even if the trailer sucked for the Incredibles 2, I would’ve still gone to see it. We’ve been waiting years for this sequel! And, personally speaking, it didn’t disappoint.

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Review: Ocean’s Eight

As someone who thought the previous Ocean’s film were nice popcorn movies, when I heard they were making a new one with an all female cast, I was interested. The names that were attached to the project, like the lovable and super talented Cate Blanchett, were enough for me to withhold any misgivings until I saw the trailer. Then I saw the trailer, and was absolutely sold.

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Review: Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames


Kings of the Wyld is Nicholas Eames‘ debut novel and the first book in The Band series. I’d heard a lot of good things about it on r/fantasy, so I decided to buy it.

Plot:

Clay Cooper was once a member of the most famous mercenary band this side of the Heartwyld; Saga. But those days are long behind them. He’s got a wife and a daughter, and vague plans for an inn one day. He’s grown old and spends his days away from the glory of older days. He is content. Then his ex-band mate shows up on his door one night, pleading for Clay’s help. His daughter is trapped in a city that is surrounded by a monstrous horde, and he needs to save her. Clay knows it’s a suicide mission, but as a father he knows his friend’s pain all too well. It’s time to get the band back together. One last time. Continue reading

Review: Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski

Season of Storms is the eight book in the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkiowski translated into English, but chronologically the events take place right before the short stories of the first book in the series, The Last Wish.

Plot:

It all begins with an unfortunate contract and leads to a series of events in which Geralt of Rivia, the White Wolf, gets thrown in prison, has his swords stolen, and gets involved in a case of experimenting sorcerers without qualms, horrible mutations and demons. Trouble follows Geralt wherever he goes, and this time is no exception. Continue reading