A peasant girl enrolls into a competitive military school and learns secret techniques to fight in an upcoming war.
Review of The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
Review of Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
This is a book about investigating the murder of a god, where necromancy has become formalized under legal procedures.
Review of The Throne of Bones by Brian McNaughton
This is a collection of horror vignettes that link together. I found the last story to be more in-line with a traditional fantasy plot, but the rest are unique in concept and execution.
Review of Free the Darkness by Kel Kade
This is a book about an overpowered protagonist. I will first say that it reminds me of Skyrim, with the amount of sneaking about, bandit slaughtering, and literal Thieves Guilds.
Review of Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
The protagonist’s voice was clear and engaging from the start, despite the gross and morally repulsive acts that he engages in.
Review of Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Hobb’s prose is phenomenal and she captures an old timey feel right from the get go. This book is an origin story about a bastard son.
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