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New Additions #95

Heard good things about Brust through r/fantasy and already know Lisle is great.

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Review: Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch is the second book in the Gentleman Bastard series, and a whole lot of fun. But what else can you expect when it stars two lovable thieves?

Plot:

After fighting a battle for their lives with the underworld of Camorr, Locke and Jean are hurting, both physically and mentally. They lost many, and much, and Locke especially can’t seem to get out of the funk he’s sunk into. But then, an idea bubbles to the surface, and they decide to¬†set foot on Tal Verrar to nurse their wounds, and to set up the biggest heist they’ve attempted yet. Unfortunately, in the midst of their preparations, it comes to light that someone knows the duo’s secrets, and is planning on using them in plans of their own. Locke and Jean are forced to dance to someone else’s tune, if they want to live. Continue reading

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: 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