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Bloudsounder's Arc Chains of the Heretic

Bloodsounder’s Arc 03: Chains of the Heretic

This is the second guest review by James from The Fantasy Hive as part of Readers Without Borders. Bloodsounder’s Arc Review   I am so glad to have finally finished this series, which is definitely one of my favourites and a proper hidden gem as well. I was lucky to …

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We Ride the Storm

The Reborn Empire 01: We Ride the Storm

In the midst of a burgeoning war, a warrior, an assassin, and a princess chase their own ambitions no matter the cost in Devin Madson’s visceral, emotionally charged debut. War built the Kisian Empire. War will tear it down. Seventeen years after rebels stormed the streets, factions divide Kisia. Only …

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The Drawing of the Three

The Dark Tower 02: The Drawing of the Three

Synopsis While pursuing his quest for the Dark Tower through a world that is a nightmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, Roland, the last gunslinger, encounters three mysterious doorways on the beach. Each one enters into the life of a different person living in contemporary New York. Here he …

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The Gunslinger

The Dark Tower 01: The Gunslinger

Synopsis In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, …

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The Core

Demon Cycle 05: The Core

Synopsis For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose—men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to …

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The Skull Throne

Demon Cycle 04: The Skull Throne

Synopsis The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated …

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The Daylight War

Demon Cycle 03: The Daylight War

Synopsis On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once …

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The Desert Spear

Demon Cycle 02: The Desert Spear

Synopsis The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that prey upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind half-forgotten symbols of power. Legends tell of a Deliverer: a general who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. But is …

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