Tag: fantasy

Magic’s Promise

Magic’s Promise
Posted 20 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book takes up long after the end of Magic’s Pawn and Vanyel is exhuasted by the wild magic and trauma that he has been through.  He is almost an entirely different person in this book, changed and matured with the experiences of his past.  As much as I loved the first book, I think […]

Magic’s Pawn

Magic’s Pawn
Posted 12 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I love all of the series and singles that make up the entire Valdemar saga, and this one has always been one of my favorites.  Vanyel is a character that I think, in some way, is a universal character that we can all identify with in one way or another. Vanyel Ashkevron is […]

The Silver Gryphon

The Silver Gryphon
Posted 5 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Silver Gryphon is the last book in the Mage Wars trilogy, the first in the epic Valdemar saga.  The first book in the series was pure high fantasy, the second less magic and more intrigue, and this one is a tale of survival.  It also contains one of my favorite quotes from any […]

The White Gryphon

The White Gryphon
Posted 28 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The White Gryphon picks up several years after the end of The Black Gryphon.  The war is over and the everyone has fled to different parts of the world.  Skan, Drake, Winterhart, and Zaneel have escaped together, along with many others of Urtho’s former realm.  They have made their way south through treachorous land […]

The Black Gryphon

The Black Gryphon
Posted 19 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The entire Valdemar series is a favorite of mine and one that I have reread repeatedly over the years.  The series unfolds in the form of trilogies, duologies, singles, etc., and this series, Mage Wars, is the start of it all. The Black Gryphon takes place long before the Valdemar kingdom is founded, a […]

End of Days

End of Days
Posted 27 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review End of Days is the final book in this amazing series, and I am sad to see it end, so much so that now I have my son reading it so we can talk about it!!  The conclusion was everything I wanted it to be. It begins just after World After ends and so much has […]

World After

World After
Posted 26 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I love that this series uses angels less as a symbol of traditional religious mythology, but more as supernatural creatures with their own motivations.  And in this book, we get a lot of answers to questions from the first book, but also have all kinds of new questions.  It isn’t quite as action-packed […]

Angelfall

Angelfall
Posted 25 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is one of those books that I have had on my mental “to be read” piles for a long time.  I had heard lots of wonderful things about it, but it just took me awhile to get through my rather lengthy queue to get to it.  And now that I have read […]

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings
Posted 7 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This second book in the A Song of Fire and Ice series is even more action packed than A Game of Thrones.  Chaos reigns in the seven kingdoms with now five kings fighting for the Iron Throne.  I love the format of these books, chapters that alternate between characters.  The chapters tell the stories of A […]

Summer Queen

Summer Queen
Posted 30 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Summer Queen is the second full-length novel in Amber Argyle’s Fairy Queens series.  It takes place after Winter Queen and in a different part of the world, a part that seems to be based on Middle Eastern mythology.  I am a huge fan of the author and this series, and this book, does not […]