Tag: Pan Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

What if you aren’t the hero of the story? This is hands-down the best fantasy debut I’ve read in a long time. Having worked within a publishing publicity team, I usually don’t agree whole-heartedly with the comps or sales pitch, but in this case, it really does sum it up: ‘Uniting the worldbuilding of a

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BOOK REVIEW: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire is Arkady Martine’s debut novel and the first installment in the Teixcalaan series. Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in Teixcalaan and finds that the previous ambassador has died under suspicious circumstances. Now it’s up to Mahit to uncover who was behind the murder. I will preface this review with a note that I can

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BOOK REVIEW: A Time of Blood by John Gwynne

Defy the darkness. Defend the light. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of book two in Gwynne’s Of Blood and Bone series after having just finished the first. As a result, I was able to jump right back into the world with no break. As the title suggests, this is a time of blood,

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BOOK REVIEW: A Time Of Dread by John Gwynne

After a brief hiatus from reading fantasy, A Time of Dread was an exceptional foray back into the genre. It has everything I love about epic heroic fantasy; ambiguous factions, world intrigue and a mix of magic and mythos, not to mention varying perspectives from exquisitely realised characters. If you’re looking for something to fill the

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BOOK REVIEW: Bright Ruin by Vic James

I am not a huge fan of fantasy books and so this was a bit different for me and to be honest I was a little reluctant! Vic James is a well-known author, having written a number of best sellers and has a well-established fan base. This is the third book in a Trilogy about

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