Book Review: The Empty Throne

“When a man must choose between nothing and everything he has small choice.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Empty Throne ebook: The Empty Throne Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #8) Setting: England Pages: 400 pages Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Date: September 16th 2014 ISBN: 9780007504183 Edition Language: English The official synopsis according to Goodreads states: In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler. England […]

2015 Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge April Wrap-Up

  I’ve read a lot of fantasy this year, but I took a bit of break from it in April so I could concentrate on some of the other reading challenges I’m doing this year. In total, I only read four fantasy novels. One was a re-read, another is the 13th book in a series. […]

Book Review: The Pagan Lord

“Five things make a man happy,” I told him, “a good ship, a good sword, a good hound, a good horse, and a woman.” “Not a good woman?” Finan asked, amused. “They’re all good,” I said, “except when they’re not, and then they’re better than good.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Pagan Lord ebook: The Pagan Lord Series: The […]

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge March-April Wrap-Up

I’ve been reading a lot of historical fiction and dystopian novels this year, which is very evident from the list of books below. One thing I’m proud of is reading more books for the 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge in March and April than I did in January and February. Take a look at the […]

Book Review: Death of Kings

“Every day is ordinary, until it isn’t.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, Death of Kings ebook: Death of Kings Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #6) Setting: England Pages: 336 pages Publisher: HarperCollins Date:  January 17th 2012 ISBN: 9780062097118 Edition Language: English The official synopsis according to Goodreads states: As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his lifelong goal of a unified England […]

Book Review: The Burning Land

“The poets say we fight for glory, for gold, for reputation, and for our homes, but in my life I have just as often fought for a woman. Women have power over men. It is for women that the long fleets cross the salt seas, and for women that the proud halls burn, and for […]

Book Review: Sword Song

“Love is a dangerous thing. It comes in disguise to change our life… Lust is the deceiver. Lust wrenches our lives until nothing matters except the one we think we love, and under that deceptive spell we kill for them, give all for them, and then, when we have what we have wanted, we discover […]

Book Review: Chimera

“Secrets, however long they are kept, usually still manage to be brought to light. The best you can hope for is that you’ll be in control of when a secret gets out, not if it does.”   ― Vaun Murphrey, Chimera Kindle Edition: Chimera Series: Weaver (Book #1) Pages: 487 pages Publisher: Artemis Femme Date: July 29th 2014 ASIN:B00M8PLUYU Edition Language:English My […]

Book Review: Lords of the North

“Wyrd bið ful aræd”  ― Bernard Cornwell, Lords of the North ebook: Lords of the North Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #3) Setting: England(United Kingdom)  Pages: 352 pages Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Date: October 13th 2009 ISBN:9780061801891 Edition Language:English The official synopsis according to Goodreads states: The year is 878. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has helped the Saxons of Wessex […]

Book Review: The Pale Horseman

“We make children and wealth and amass land and build halls and assemble armies and give great feasts, but only one thing survives us. Reputation.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Pale Horseman ebook: The Pale Horseman Original Title: The Pale Rider Series: The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories (Book #2) Setting: England Pages: 384 pages Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Date: December 26th 2006 ISBN: 9780061135675 Edition Language:English […]