“The Sword of Kaigen” is a book driven by tension caused by external and internal stimuli either through war and strife from within the citizens of Takayubi. The balance of the two carries the story very well.
“Name of the Wind” conveys the story of a gifted young man, Kvothe, whose past struggles and encounters earned him a reputation only worthy of legends.
This wasn’t an easy read but a very engaging one. The writing was lovely and intricate. It is apparent how much thought and effort Mr. Rothfuss put into materializing his thoughts into this book. I enjoyed the world building, the side characters but the main lead was difficult to get on board with at times.Read More »
The story takes place in the midst of winter in Northern Russia. Dunya, a loyal elderly servant to the household of Pyotr Vladimirovich, narrates fairytales, folklores not excluding the ill-omened tales of the Winter King to the children. As these events continue, Vasya, the last-born of Pyotr’s children realizes that these stories have layered truth in them and that magic is at play deep in the woods.Read More »
Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Politics, Romance
This Young-adult Fantasy is a series one definitely must read before their last day on earth. Megan Whalen Turner’s writing is mastered with grace and thoughtfulness. No wonder she took her time between the releases of every book; she made every sentence fruitful.Read More »