It’s rare that I find a book I don't like - as you might be able to tell from previous reviews - but it’s even rarer for me to find a story that I want to read again, and again, and again! And Stormdancer is absolutely the latter.
I may have been introduced to Mark Lawrence in spectacular, brutal fashion with his Broken Empire trilogy, but Red Sister proves that the man can create truly compelling, emotionally gripping stories - and he doesn’t need shock value to keep his readers hooked.
With grand magic, an epic quest, and the fate of a kingdom in the balance, Daughters of the Storm sets up all the right pieces for an epic tale, but fails to make us care.
Unrepentantly brutal and yet undoubtedly compelling, King of Thorns pulls readers down the dark path of a prince desperate for power and vengeance.
An intense, brutal epic that unfolds at a breakneck pace. R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War is one of the most powerful and memorable books I’ve ever read.