Review: Master of Whitestorm by Janny Wurts

I initially bought Master of Whitestorm because I’m trying to read more female fantasy authors, and on r/fantasy Janny Wurts came highly recommended. Rather than jump into a series, I decided to try one of her standalones first. Coincidentally, this book also qualifies for the r/fantasy Underrated square, so that’s two birds caught with one stone!

Plot:

Korendir, Master of Whitestorm, is no ordinary man. Enslaved by the Murghai as a boy, now grown into a man he frees himself and Haldeth, his partner on the oars of the slave ship. But if Haldeth thinks Korendir will live out his days in relative safety, peace and freedom, he is sorely mistaken. For Korendir has other plans.

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Review: Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski

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Baptism of Fire is the third novel in The Witcher series of Andrzej Sapkowski.

Plot:

After being seriously injured Geralt recovers in Brokilon forest among the dryads. Ciri’s missing and all that is left are wild rumours and speculation. She might be dead. She might be on her way to lead a rebellion against Nilfgaard. She might have fled into the arms of the Emperor of Nilfgaard, readying herself to marry him. Geralt doesn’t know the truth, but he’s determined to save her. He’s joined by his best friend Dandelion and the huntress Milva. Others attach themselves to their small trio as they journey onwards

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