Charbel M. Tadros

Author, Website Designer at Brandpluss, Personality Development Coach, CEO at Future Academy, President of the Sydney Autism Community Lions Club

fantasy books

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 …

Young Wizards series by Diane Duane Book Review

I just finished reading this series and I am both happy and sad. I am happy because it took me on such a long and wonderful adventure full of depth and fun, but I am sad because it has ended. Throughout the series, the story focuses on Nita and Kit, along with a host of …

Book Review: Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore

Being perhaps one of the most “disjointed” series I’ve ever read, Graceling Realm made of three books “Graceling”, “Fire” and “Bitterblue”, is nevertheless a nice read. I call it disjointed due to the fact that whether you read Graceling or Fire first, the story still makes normal sense because each of these two books is …

Book Review: Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

If your father was a criminal millionaire mastermind, and you had the same mind as his at twelve years of age, add to that an interest in fantasy and a need to solve some financial problems, what would you become? The answer is Artemis Fowl. In this series destined mainly for kids and preteens, Eoin …

Book Review: The Aliomenti Saga by Alex Albrinck

If I were to tell you that a book mixes a bit of the magic of fiction and the high technology of sci-fi along with a dash of time travel and history, you would think that there is a high chance it may be over-the-top…well not this one. In the Aliomenti Saga, Alex Albrinck manages …

Series Review: The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett

Fantasy lovers will find a treasure trove of adventure in the superbly designed series of The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett. Not only will you be able to immerse yourself in this series for the five major books and quite a few more minor ones, but you will also enjoy them for quite a …

Book Review: Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks

So far, I’ve read so many books about assassins in training such as The Royal Assassin, and others about immortals such as the Belgariad. However, the way Brent Weeks combined both of them in his trilogy Night Angel was very interesting. Night Angel is the story of Azoth, a guild rat who lives off the …

The Elemental Trilogy By Sherry Thomas Book Review

With great series like The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas, the only downturn is the length of the adventure. I, and many readers, would’ve loved to spend a lot more time with Titus and Iolanthe in the Domain and the Crucible, and even on Atlantis. This trilogy is one of the most interesting fantasy series …

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 …