Book Review: Retrospect by Timothy Harris

When you blend quirky humor, fast-paced action and an interesting plot, you get Retrospect by Timothy Harris. Set in the city of Brisbane, Australia in the not-so-far future, Retrospect takes us through the story of Noah and his friends who suddenly find themselves in an adult-less city under the mercy of a diabolical egomaniac called […]

Book Review: The Queen of the Tearling Trilogy by Erika Johansen

If you are looking for a book series with a very strong female lead, The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen is the one for you. The story is set i a post-nuclear war world. Throughout the story, we follow the development of Kelsea, a timid yet strong-headed princess hidden away in the woods […]

Book Review: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

For those of you who were disappointed by the movie Eragon, I greatly advise you to read the books because the screen adaptation was a crime against The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. The story takes us on the adventure of young farm boy Eragon who finds a dragon egg from which hatches Saphira, a […]

Book Review: Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

What happens when you cross excellent character development, a great story line, deep insights and a good writing style? That’s right, you get Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. In this series, we meet Richard, a very righteous and humble woodsman who discovers that he’s the Seeker. A person of legend who is the only […]

Book Review: The Belgariad by David Eddings

Perhaps one of the most interesting fantasies I have ever read is the Belgariad series and also its sister series the Malloreon by David Eddings. It is the story of Belgarath the sorcerer, a very smart young boy who makes the acquaintance of a god and becomes his disciple, thereby acquiring great power and immortality. […]

Book Review: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

In a blend of Arthurian Legend, Celtic and other mythologies, Susan Cooper brings forth the ultimate face off between the light and the dark forces. With a variety of characters including the three Drew children, Will Stanton (who appears in the second installment), Great Uncle Merry (aka Merriman Lyon) and Bran Davies (who appears in […]

Book Review: The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman

What happens when Harry Potter meets The Chronicles or Narnia? Yep, you get The Magicians by Lev Grossman. In this trilogy which has been adapted as a TV series recently, we go along the journey of Quentin, a young adult who is obsessed with a fantasy book series discussing the magical land of Fillory, which […]