The City of Brass: Book Review by Dinh.
Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power: on the streets of eighteenth century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trades she uses to get by – palm readings, zars, and a mysterious gift for healing – are all tricks, both the means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive.
But when Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior, to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to reconsider her beliefs. For Dara tells Nahri an extraordinary tale across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains where the circling birds of prey are more than what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass- a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound. Continue reading “The City of Brass Book Review”
Norse Mythology: Book Review by Dinh.
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Continue reading “Norse Mythology Book Review”
The Bear And The Nightingale: Book Review by Dinh.
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales.
Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. Continue reading “The Bear And The Nightingale Book Review”
Armada: Book Review by Dinh.
Zack Lightman has never much cared for reality. He vastly prefers the countless science-fiction movies, book, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming- and too often he catches himself wishing that some fantastic, impossible, world-altering event could arrive to whisk him off on a grand spacefaring adventure.
So when he sees the flying saucer, he’s sure his years of escapism have finally tipped over to psychosis. Continue reading “Armada Book Review”
The Fifth Season: Book Review By Dinh.
THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS. FOR THE LAST TIME.
A season of endings has begun.
It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, from which enough ash spews to darken the sky for years. Or centuries.
It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. Continue reading “The Fifth Season Book Review”
Dark Matter: Book Review by Dinh
“Are you happy with your life?”
Those are the last words that Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” Continue reading “Dark Matter Book Review”
Dune: Book Review by Dinh.
Here is a novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet of Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family- and would bring fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. Continue reading “Dune Book Review”
The Queen of the Tearling: Book Review by Dinh.
Raised by loyal servants, in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea Raleigh has been in hiding since the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa.
Now at the age of 19 years old, The Queen’s Guard- loyal soldiers that protect the throne, have come to take Kelsea to the capital to be crowned as the new Queen of the Tearling. Continue reading “The Queen of the Tearling Book Review”
Dark Prince: Book Review by Dinh.
Raven Whitney is on a needed break from her job as a telepathic hunter of serial killers. Whilst resting at an inn in the Carpathian Mountains, she hears a lonely and desperate voice that gets her attention.
The voice she hears is of Mikhail Dubrinsky, the Dark Prince of the Carpathians. The Carpathians are not a race of human but an immortal race that look like humans and have telepathic powers and the ability to change into animals as well as mist. Continue reading “Dark Prince Book Review”
The City and the City: Book Review by Dinh.
In the city of Beszel, a woman is found murdered and Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad has to investigate the case.
At the offset, Borlú suspects that what looks like a straight forward murder is far from that.
As Borlú delves into the case, it brings him into the other city of Ul Qoma where he has to work with Ul Qoman detective Qussin Dhatt. Together the two try to unravel a case that will involve conspiracies and perhaps take on more than they can handle. Continue reading “The City and The City Book Review”