The Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag

Today’s is a different kind of post. I was challenged to take part in this tag by Rowena Andrews. over at Beneath a Thousand Skies blog.

Rules

Thank the person that tagged you – Thanks Rowena

Link to the creators blog in your post –https://thebookwormdreamer.wordpress.com/2019/03/26/quick-fire-fantasy-book-tag

Answer the prompts below

Tag 5 others to take part – I will tag some people on Twitter, but if you are reading this thinking you would like to take part, please feel free to!.

Most of all!  Enjoy!


5 Star Read

I recently read and reviewed Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar. I loved it. I had been skeptical due to some of the content warnings and certain things people had written in their reviews – but I decided to go for it and I’m really glad I did! I would urge anyone else considering reading this book to do so! The characters are fantastically fleshed out and the world is detailed and easy to visualise.

Here’s my 5* review.

Here’s the blurb:

Follow the law and you’ll stay safe. But what if the law is wrong?
Tashué’s faith in the law is beginning to crack. Three years ago, he stood by when the Authority condemned Jason to the brutality of the Rift for non-compliance. When Tashué’s son refused to register as tainted, the laws had to be upheld. He’d never doubted his job as a Regulation Officer before, but three years of watching your son wither away can break down even the strongest convictions.

Then a dead girl washed up on the bank of the Brightwash, tattooed and mutilated. Where had she come from? Who would tattoo a child? Was it the same person who killed her? Why was he the only one who cared?

Will Tashué be able to stand against everything he thought he believed in to get the answers he’s looking for?


Always Going to Recommend

E.G. Radcliff’s trilogy The Coming of Áed. I really enjoyed this trilogy and will definitely reread it at some point. The final installment is in my opinion the strongest but I recommend you read the entire trilogy.

Also – the covers are gorgeous!! Here are my reviews:
The Hidden King
The Last Prince
The Wild Court

Here’s the blurb for The Hidden King:

Hidden truths. Hidden power. Hidden destiny.

On the shores of a rusty sea, in the streets of a starving city, a young man named Áed scraps to build a life for himself and the makeshift family he loves. Scarred by a trauma he cannot remember, and haunted by the brutal damage it left behind, he has no idea of the courage his future will demand.

When a heart-wrenching tragedy shatters his family, a desperate Áed risks a treacherous journey to seek a kingdom of legend—and a new beginning. But an ancient legacy smoldering within him is about to turn deadly, and neither he—nor the legends—will ever be the same.


Own it but haven’t read it yet

No excuses – I need to wade through my TBR and get to this a soon as I can!!
Here’s the blurb:

The last of a dying breed, a holy warrior must rise up against a growing darkness in Evelium.
The most unlikely of heroes, a lowly itinerant mercenary, Umhra the Peacebreaker is shunned by society for his mongrel half-Orc blood. Desperate to find work for himself and his band of fighters, Umhra agrees to help solve a rash of mysterious disappearances, but uncovers a larger, more insidious plot to overthrow the natural order of Evelium in the process.
As Umhra journeys into the depths of Telsidor’s Keep to search for the missing, he confronts an ancient evil and, after suffering a great loss, turns to the god he disavowed for help.
Compelled to save the kingdom he loves, can he defeat the enemy while protecting his true identity, or must he risk everything?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58022890-paladin-unbound


Would Read Again

The Wax and Wayne stories known as Mistborn Era 2 – I really loved these and will read them again soon. Actually I haven’t read the third book at all yet – but I know I will enjoy it as I just love the characters in these stories – particularly Wayne.


In Another World

Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn is set in a world where Shine is a magical commodity which causes people to have colorful skin and hair. I would love to visit such a beautiful world! This book’s prose blew me away. It is very poetic in places and a real tearjerker. I have three more of Sarah’s books on my kindle waiting patiently for me to get to them!

Here’s my review

Here’s the blurb:

From the moment the first settler dug a well and struck a lode of shine, the world changed. Now, everything revolves around that magical oil.

What began as a simple scouting expedition becomes a life-changing ordeal for Arlen Esco. The son of a powerful mogul, Arlen is kidnapped and forced to confront uncomfortable truths his father has kept hidden. In his hands lies a decision that will determine the fate of everyone he loves—and impact the lives of every person in Shine Territory.

The daughter of an infamous saboteur and outlaw, Cassandra has her own dangerous secrets to protect. When the lives of those she loves are threatened, she realizes that she is uniquely placed to change the balance of power in Shine Territory once and for all.

Secrets breed more secrets. Somehow, Arlen and Cassandra must find their own truths in the middle of a garden of lies.


Back on Earth

Lyra Wolf’s Nine Worlds Rising books are amazing, so far! I think The Order of Chaos is my favourite. They are set in Switzerland in present day and in the seventeenth century. I love Loki and Lyra Wolf’s snarky version of Loki does not disappoint. I am looking forward to the rest of the series!

Here’s my review

Here’s the blurb:

Let’s start Ragnarok, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

Nothing pisses off a trickster god more than being imprisoned for five hundred years and not being able to annoy Thor. There are other reasons, secrets, and promises behind Loki’s rage, but that’s for Loki to know and the gods to find out—preferably painfully.

When the chance to start Ragnarok presents itself, Loki feels the apocalypse is as good a way as any to burn Asgard to the ground. And, it is, until the gods reveal their own teensy, tiny little surprise for Loki.

Suddenly, Loki has every reason in the worlds to stop them from ending. But this is Ragnarok, and one does not simply stop the apocalypse.

Chaos is all well and good, so long as Loki is in charge of it. Except chaos isn’t about to start taking orders from anyone, not even the god of pot-stirring himself, and it has a universe to destroy.


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