Kingshold is a solid debut in the fantasy genre that is often flawed but sprinkled with the occasional gold dust.
This was a requested review from Mr. Woolliscroft.
For a debut entry into the fantasy genre Kingshold shows a lot of promise. The story follows the events within the city of Kingshold following the murder of the King and Queen, and the transition into a pseudo-democracy.
Kingshold itself is the centerpiece of the story and whilst the city itself is well built, and the transition into a democracy offers a unique plot which I personally have not seen attempted before, the isolation within the single city does create its own problems.
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The phrase “page-turner” is easily banded about these days, but Evan Winter’s debut fantasy novel earns the accolade.
Set in a mystical fantasy world, filled with Dragons, giant lizards, magic and an endless war The Rage of Dragons manages to deliver one of the most human and relatable fantasy epics in recent memory.
Rather relying on characters that are larger than life and wholly unattainable, Evan Winter creates a world populated with emotionally driven characters who, like all of us, have their own unique flaws and motivation.
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If J.R.R Tolkien can publish a new book 45 years after his death then people really need to stop worrying about G.R.R Martin popping his clogs before A Dream of Spring.
Fortunately, Tolkien has his son Christopher to thank for his latest publication as despite rumours that Beren and Lúthien would be the final publication from the Tolkien family it was finally confirmed yesterday by Harper Collins that The Fall of Gondolin will be hitting book stores on 30 August this year.
The Tolkien Society added some more info, stating that “The Fall of Gondolin will follow the same format as Beren and Lúthien published last year, separating out the story so that it stands alone while showing how the narrative evolved over the years. This is the first time the tale of the Fall of Gondolin will be published as a standalone edition, collecting all versions of the story together.”
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We’re going through something of a lull in regards to Star Wars novels being on the horizon, so to fill the void here are 5 novels set in the Star Wars universe that we want to see in the not too distant future
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