Tag Archives: High Fantasy

A Storm of Swords: Book Three of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), George R. R, Martin (HarpurCollins, 2000){Random House Audio, Narrator: Roy Doltrice)

(Game of Thrones, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Politics, post-modern) Grade: Γ — (Gamma) A good or even fantastic book within the genre, possibly worth reading regardless of which genre’s you like, but has a setting or style that is likely to … Continue reading

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Broken Aro: Book One of the Broken Ones, Jen Wylie (Untold Press, 2012)

Tom reviews Broken Aro, the first installment of the Fantasy Romance series, The Broken Ones by Jen Wylie. With a very appealing central character, and at least one scene that truly moved me, I suspect this is a really good addition to anyone who enjoys the genre. Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones: Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin (Voyager {HarpurCollins, 1996 {Random House Audio, 2011, Narrator: Roy Dotrice)

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin is an epic high fantasy novel that changed the face of its genre. The first truly post-modern of its kind, it is a compelling read with strong characters. It and its many sequels are, however, cliff-hangers and so may well not appeal to those who actively dislike fantasy. For more go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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The High King’s Tomb, Kristen Britain (DAW, 2007 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Ellen Archer})

The High King’s Tomb is the third book in Kristen Britain’s best selling Green Rider series. It is a solid piece of High Fantasy, but is unlikely to appeal to those who are not fans of the genre. Continue reading

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A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Fire and Ice Book Five, George R.R. Martin (Bantam Books, 2011). FULL REVIEW

When I posted my Page 419 pre-review review of A Dance with Dragons I had really had hoped that the remaining 600 pages of the book would redeem this volume. Sadly, it did not. Things do happen in this book, but it not enough to justify 1100 pages. At this stage, I would highly recommend that one waits for the series to be complete before picking up any additional volumes. For full review go to: https://sophyanempire.wordpress.com

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A Dance with Dragons: Page 419 and no end in sight

This is an atypical post for me, because it is not truly a review of the book. At page 419 — a veritable number of pages that would have seen me to the end of most books, I am now actually only just over 1/3rd of the way through this novel. It would be totally unfair to review a book that is not completed, however, I found myself in desperate need to express an opinion: GET ON WITH IT!!!!

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The Ghost King: Transitions Book Three, R. A. Salvatore (Wizard’s of the Coast, 2009) {Random House Audio, 2009; Narrator: Mark Bramhall}

The final installment of the Transitions trilogy The Ghost King is a High Fantasy novel by R.A. Salvatore that ties into the most recent incarnation of the Dungeons and Dragons franchise. It ties together and closes the author’s many Forgotten Realms storylines, including those of the popular drow elf ranger: Drizzt Do’Urden, while setting up new possibilities for adventure (both literary and gaming). A solid read for High Fantasy fans and a must read for fans of the Forgotten Realms… see more at: http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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