Title: The Gathering StormAuthor: Robert JordanRating: 5/5Ugh, despite that I devoured the first 50 pages in one night, it’s taken me several months to get through the whole book. It all comes down to time. When I’ve a choice of reading or writing, I’ll take writing every time. But the flu knocked me back on … Continue reading Review of Towers of Midnight
Title: MatildaAuthor: Roald DahlRating: 5/5I've only ever seen the movie before now, so when I found this in the secondhand shop I simply had to grab it. The movie really didn't do it justice. But then, movies rarely do in my opinion.Dahl's descriptions are wonderful, especially when it gets to point where Matilda uses her … Continue reading Review of Matilda
Title: The Magician's ApprenticeAuthor: Trudi CanavanRating: 5/5I loved this book and how it fleshed out the references to the war mentioned in the Black Magician's Trilogy. Though I feel the Trilogy needs to be read first to understand it all and the beginning is a little slow. Tessia is a lovely person to follow, as … Continue reading Review of The Magician’s Apprentice
Title: The Gathering StormAuthor: Robert JordanRating: 5/5Rand was certainly the whiniest he's been in this series, but just when reading his chapters was starting to become a chore, I was plesantly drawn back too his lighter side (it was nice to see the old him poking through, I was beginning missing it). If there was more focus … Continue reading Review of The Gathering Storm
Title: A Gift of DragonsAuthor: Anne McCaffreyRating: 5/5This delightful group of stories is a sweet, light read. None of the stories focus on the main characters of the other books. Instead, it manages to give the reader that little bit more of a look into more-or-less 'average' Pern life.
Title: Year of the UnicornAuthor: Andre NortonRating: 5/5Another good Witch World book. The focus is fully on Gillan as she struggles with her magical abilities and the intrigue within the were-riders, especially since they target Herrel, the man she has chosen for a husband.This inner conflict is a good foil for the outer which happens … Continue reading Review of Year of the Unicorn
Title: The Crystal GryphonAuthor: Andre NortonRating: 5/5I must say, having read Gryphon's Eyrie several times before I even knew about (let alone find) this one, I went into this book with a foreknowledge similar to one who has read a series and now has the prequel.As one of the main characters, Kerovan's manner is stiff and rather … Continue reading Review of The Crystal Gryphon
Title: Gryphon's EyrieAuthor: Andre NortonRating: 5/5This is the first Andre Norton book I read and even though I went in with absolutely no knowledge of what had come before, I was able to connect and follow the story due to the exceptional way this tale has been done. It has led me to collect the … Continue reading Review of Gryphon’s Eyrie