Reading since August

It has been a long while since my last blog entry. That does not mean that I have not read or listened to any books but I simply did not find the time to write about them. Which really is a shame as I have read some fantastic books. 

So this is the first time I write a „wrap up“ of all the books I have read in the last few months (to be precise since September). So here are some of the books I read: 



The Pariah

The first book I read is The Pariah by -one of my most favorite fantasy authors- Ryan Anthony. I have a beautiful hard cover copy of the book but listened to it on audible. Once again Anthony Ryan proved why he is one of my favorite authors. It took me a while to get into the book but then it was a bliss and I am really looking forward to continuing with this series. 




Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff is most likely one of the most anticipated releases of 2021. To be honest it has been reviewed so often already that I will keep my humble opinion short and simply. The book  is: bloody, vicious, vile, evil, full of foul language, dark, full of gore, absolutely not for teenagers swooning over vampires, captivating, beautifully illustrated and I enjoyed every moment I had with it. 




Of blood and Fire


Of Blood and Fire by Ryan Cahill was my surprise read of this year. This book is simply fantastic. It is an epic fantasy book that has everything the heart of a fantasy fan desires in it: dragons, elves, dwarves, orks (although they are called differently), magic and an excellently told story. 




Little Thieves by Margaret Owen: 
-many German words 😃
-fascinating world
-open society
-captivating story


The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen: 
-most surprising book this year
-most intriguing world and magic concept ever
-took a long while to get used to the whole world
-in the end one of the most interesting books I have read this year

Faithless hawk

The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen:
-a bit more predictable than first volume 
-perfect conclusion of the duology
 ➡️ Most peculiar duopoly which is highly enjoyable




Fall of Radience

Fall of Radiance series by Blake Arthur Peel
I have read and reviewed the first volume of this series here on man blog. Now I finally got around to listening (was a special offer on audible) to the rest of this series. The narrator does a good job and the story is nicely told. 
What really surprised me about this series is the ending. It is very fitting and I absolutely enjoyed that it was a change of the ordinary as everything else would have simply been unfitting. 



I listened to the audiobook  of An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a pleasant story which was exactly what I needed at that moment. Nice and easy to listen to with no too big surprises.

Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – audiobook version

What a gem of a book!!!
I really really enjoyed this book!