Mage Strike #2

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This review is from the second book in “The Enslaved Chronicles” named Mage Strike and written by R.K. Thorne. If you have not read the first book, please do so.  Now lets start by reading the description from goodreads.

Description:

The hard part should have been over. Former slave Miara and Crown Prince Aven have escaped with their freedom and their lives. From kidnapper and captive, they’ve grown into a powerful partnership. And they’ve returned to the mountain fortress of Estun, triumphant, to warn his people of the rising menace just across their border.

But escape was only the first step. War looms. Hundreds of mages still live in slavery. Neither the king nor the queen believes the people will support a foreign spy as crown princess, no matter how loyal Miara truly is. And enemy agents plot to keep Aven from the throne by any means necessary, be they mundane—or murderous.

On top of it all, the Dark Master has plans of his own: to enslave a vast mage army bound to his will alone. To obliterate all knowledge of the forbidden star magic, no matter the cost. And to get a little revenge too, while he’s at it.

Powerful new enemies, tenacious new allies, and earth-shaking magic join Aven and Miara in this second volume of the Enslaved Chronicles.

Review:

First off I need to say this. This book, the second of the series, is ten times better then the first. I could not stop reading and the story was amazing. I want Miara to marry me. Her character development was awesome, but of course I can’t because she likes Aven, and I don’t live in a fantasy world. This book as made my heart rate speed up so many times for different reasons. I can’t wait to read the third book of the series. I love the mixture between action, politics, and romance. There is really good balance in this book. Even if you might not have liked the first book, I would still recommend you read the second because it is ten times better. I have to give this book a gigantic 5/5.

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Jaeth’s Eye #1

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It as been awhile once again. This is another fantasy book review. Jaeth’s Eye written by K.S. Villoso. Now lets start by reading the book description bellow from goodreads.

Description:

It has been years since his brother’s accident. Kefier was only just beginning to live a normal life–at least, as normal as it could get for a mercenary from a run-down town. And then an errand goes wrong and he finds himself holding his friend’s bloody corpse. Already once branded a murderer, he is pursued by men he once considered friends and stumbles into the midst of a war between two mages. One bears a name long forgotten in legend; the other is young, arrogant Ylir, who takes special interest in making sure Kefier is not killed by his associates. The apex of their rivalry: a terrible creature with one eye, cast from the womb of a witch, with powers so immense whoever possesses it holds the power to bring the continent to its knees. Now begins a tale with roots reaching beyond the end of another. Here, a father swears vengeance for his slain children; there, a peasant girl struggles to feed her family. A wayward prince finds his way home and a continent is about to be torn asunder. And Kefier is only beginning to understand how it all began the moment he stood on that cliff and watched his brother fall…

Review:

The author as written an amazing short book (372 pages). At first, and in the first few chapters it is very dense and a little confusing, but the author does a great job of sorting everything out. You are left with “Ohhh Yeaah” and “I was right”. This book has a little of everything from slight romance to the all out war. It’s a struggle for the main character throughout the whole story, and ends with a bang. The author does a great job at writing the story. I think this book would entertain anyone that enjoys the fantasy style, and a complex story line. From start to finish this book was interesting.

I must say that I was impressed with the book and can’t wait to read the next one. I have to give this book a rating of 4/5.

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Edit: I forgot to mention that this book as been written from the point of view of peasants, commoners, and totally regular people. Compared to most fantasy book this was a really nice change of pace, and I was surprised how well the story actually worked from that point of view.

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King of Thorns #2

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I have been utterly lazy since the holidays and I apologize if this review is not as good as the last. I finished this book just before the holidays and therefore needed dig in my brain in order to remember the full story. This review is about the second book of “The Broken Empire” series.  Like usual lets start by reading the description from Goodreads.

Description:

To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake. I’ve walked from pawn to player and I’ll win this game of ours, though the cost of it may drown the world in blood…

The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war. He saw the game and vowed to sweep the board. First though he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them.

A six nation army, twenty thousand strong, marches toward Jorg’s gates, led by a champion beloved of the people. Every decent man prays this shining hero will unite the empire and heal its wounds. Every omen says he will. Every good king knows to bend the knee in the face of overwhelming odds, if only to save their people and their lands. But King Jorg is not a good king.

Faced by an enemy many times his strength Jorg knows that he cannot win a fair fight. But playing fair was never part of Jorg’s game plan.

Review:

Congratulation Mark Lawrence you have created another masterpiece and made an even more fantastic novel than the first of the series. I found that this book ran away from the magic a little bit and showed how Jorg Ancrath really is Intelligent and a mastermind. Also instead of showing secondary character stories in between chapters. The author writes from the point of view of Catherine by showing her journal. I have found most of them good, but found that some of those journal updates where long and boring. Reading this second book will be a war long story, jumping back and forth from the past and present. You will be sad, joyful, excited, and won’t be able to put the book down. I just can not wait to read the third book of the series in order to complete this series of reviews. You should definitely give it a try if you read the first one even if you did not like it. I give this book a big 5/5 rating.

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Prince of Thorns #1

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This weeks book review is a book by Mark Lawrence called “Prince of Thorns”. It is the first book of the trilogy “The Broken Empire”. I have to say that Mark is absolutely brilliant, but first lets read the book description from Goodreads.com .

Description:

Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother’s tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse. They say these are violent times, the end of days when the dead roam and monsters haunt the night. All that’s true enough, but there’s something worse out there, in the dark. Much worse.

From being a privileged royal child, raised by a loving mother, Jorg Ancrath has become the Prince of Thorns, a charming, immoral boy leading a grim band of outlaws in a series of raids and atrocities. The world is in chaos: violence is rife, nightmares everywhere. Jorg has the ability to master the living and the dead, but there is still one thing that puts a chill in him. Returning to his father’s castle Jorg must confront horrors from his childhood and carve himself a future with all hands turned against him.

Mark Lawrence’s debut novel tells a tale of blood and treachery, magic and brotherhood and paints a compelling and brutal, and sometimes beautiful, picture of an exceptional boy on his journey toward manhood and the throne.

Review:

This book certainly baffled me in almost every possible way. For the record, I did not read the book description before hand, and thus blowing my mind into little particles of my so called brain even more. After the first few chapters I was thinking to myself (because I have no one to talk to when reading of course) what the flying monkey am I reading. Prince Jorg a psychopath, murderer, rapist and more, but I am still left rooting for this guy to succeed in his treacherous bloody road. I love him, I hate him, I want to be his friend, and I want to kill him all at the same time! The author has done an extremely great job at developing the main character in this book. Not only did he do a good job at doing just that, but the book is also complex and structurally written in a genius way. The author often puts a small paragraph in between chapters that are either funny, completely random, or that describe the secondary characters personality further which I loved.  This bloodthirsty book was funny, sad, adrenaline pumping and intriguing in every way. I definitely recommend it to anyone of proper age for reading. You will not be disappointed. I will have to give this review a 4 1/2 stars!

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Mage Slave #1

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I chose this book for my first review since I just finished it a few nights ago. Please note that there might be spoilers in my review without me even noticing, but I will do my best to hide the obvious spoilers. Consider yourself warned, ha ha. Since this is the first review on my blog, I will explain how I will write my reviews. First, there will be a description of the book (from goodreads) to let you know the back story, and then my review will be at the bottom. Please criticize/comment my reviews, or any of my work by leaving a comment it helps a lot. You can also subscribe to future posts at the bottom left of my website page, and you can also see the book I am currently reading at the bottom right.

Description:

A warrior prince, a talented spy. A quest to free an enslaved people begins.

Crown Prince Aven Lanuken wants something more than a trophy for a future wife. He wants a woman who will be more friend than follower. A queen who will be more warrior than diplomat. He wants a partner he can trust… with a dangerous secret that’s kept him trapped in a dark mountain fortress his entire life.

Mage slave Miara wants something more, too—to find an enemy prince. And not to marry him. She’s just received orders for her very first kidnapping. She loathes the idea of it, and it’s probably a suicide mission. But she has never failed a mission before and doesn’t intend to start now.

Of all the women in the world, why does he have to fall for the one trying to kill him?

Magic, politics, love, and fate collide in the destinies of two people in this fantasy adventure from R. K. Thorne. For lovers of swords and sorcery with a side of romance, Mage Slave is the first novel in the Enslaved Chronicles trilogy.

Review:

I will say that this book impressed me a lot even though the name is really horrendous. The writing in this book is not  that complex which would lend me to believe that the author’s target audience is for pg+ but I definitely wish that the author will pull more toward adult fantasy like game of thrones in future book.This book definitely had the mixture of criteria that I was looking for in a fantasy book. Sword fights, magic, love story, and good humor what more could you ask. You guys definitely have to read it, it is quick read but a sick one. I literely could not put the book down at the last 25%. Can’t wait for the next one! I will have to give a big fat rating of 4/5!

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