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

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Review: The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding

The Ace of Skulls is the fourth and final book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding.

Plot:

The crew of the Ketty Jay has been set up, betrayed, double-crossed and shot down. They’ve done terrible things for money, and displayed heroics for no other reason than righteousness. They’re rascals with a heart. But now civil war has come to Vardia, and captain Darian Frey knows his was a large part in its conception. The Archduke’s forces and the religious Awakeners are at each other’s throats, and Vardia is caught int he middle. Frey is determined to keep his crew out of the war, but chaos has a way of disrupting the best laid of plans.

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Review: The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding

The Iron Jackal is the third book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding.

Plot:

Everything is finally looking up for Darian Frey and the crew of the Ketty Jay. They’re heroes now, heroes who fought alongside the Century Knights to save common people from Manes. People are no longer after their heads. They’re no longer broke, the Ketty Jay’s all fixed up, and the crew actually functions like a team. So when Trinicia Dracken offers them a job stealing a priceless ancient artifact from a train in Samarla, Frey is confident it’ll be an easy job. It’s what comes after the job that he needs to worry about.

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Review: The Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding

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The Black Lung Captain is the second novel in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series by Chris Wooding. I raced through this one in a day and a half, so that’s an indication of how much I liked it.

Plot:

Captain Darian Frey is down on his luck. His aircraft is old, rusty, and the engines are only being held together by the craft of Silo, while his crew is squabbling and broke. How he will keep the Ketty Jay in the air and his crew fed is a question that keeps playing in his mind. Enter captain Grist, who want Frey and his crew to accompany him on an expedition of sorts. Grist found an explorer who’d discovered an ancient aircraft that crashed on a remote island full of monstrous beasts. The aircraft contains treasures of a lost civilization. Frey thinks it’s dangerous, and too good to be true. But what’s a broke captain to do?  Continue reading

Review: The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence

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The Wheel of Osheim is the third and last book in The Red Queen’s War series by Mark Lawrence.

Plot:

The Wheel of Osheim is turning faster than ever, and it will crack the world unless it’s stopped. And Jalan is just the man for the job, even though he tries to convince everyone he isn’t. Jalan and Snorri face danger upon danger, from the minions the Dead King, the mysterious Lady Blue, to the horrors of Hell itself. The Wheel must be stopped. Nothing else, and no one else matters. Continue reading

Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar’s Key is the second book in The Red Queen’s War trilogy by Mark Lawrence.

Plot:

Jalan, Snorri and his cousin Tuttugu have done the impossible. They survived the harrowing experience of the Black Fort, and found Loki’s key. The one key that can open anything. Snorri is determined to open the door of death and find his murdered family, Jalan just wants to go home and be a prince again. But other forces have turned their eyes upon them, eager for the key, and they care nothing for the wants of a spoiled prince and a broken Viking. Continue reading