readingfastandalot

Reading fast and a lot: I do and you can too

“How come you read so many books?”. This question is posed to me all the time. And usually, I have the same answer – I shrug, smile and give a non-committal response. Now, I realize that’s not really helpful; so, I am going to lay bare some truths from my... Read more

brightest fell

Review of ‘The Brightest Fell’ by Seanan McGuire

‘The Brightest Fell’ is written by Seanan McGuire. It is the eleventh book in the ‘October Daye’ series. Amandine, October’s mother, lands up on her doorstep and demands that she find August, October’s Sister. Being a first born, Amandine the Liar, has the attitude and powers to take Toby’s friends... Read more

the white song

Review of ‘The White Song’ by Phil Tucker

  The author sent me an ARC for an honest review. The final version of the book has minor changes. ‘The White Song’ is written by Phil Tucker. It is the fifth and last book in ‘The Chronicles of the Black Gate’ series. The earlier book ‘The Iron Circlet’ (read... Read more

phasma

Review of ‘Phasma’ by Delilah S Dawson

‘Phasma’, part of the new Star Wars canon, is written by Delilah S Dawson. It is, as the name implies, the ‘origin’ story of the eponymous character, set after ‘Return of the Jedi’ but before ‘The Force Awakens’. “Phasma’ was a let down. I had reasonably high expectations from this... Read more

Wonder Woman

Review of “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” by Leigh Bardugo

‘Wonder Woman: Warbringer’, penned by best-selling author Leigh Bardugo, is the first book in the DC Icons young adult series.  ‘Wonder Woman: Warbringer’ is the coming of age story of Diana, Princess of Themiscyra. “Wonder Woman: Warbringer” is an average read, especially if you are a DC fan or someone... Read more

faithless

Review of ‘Faithless’ by Graham Austin-King

‘Faithless’, authored by Graham Austin-King, is the first book in his new fantasy series. ‘Faithless’ is set in a claustrophobic minimalist setting – a temple and the mine that supplies it. The book is dark, brutal and does not shirk away from reprehensible issues like child abuse. Ultimately, this is... Read more

sanyare

Review of the ‘Sanyare Chronicles’ by Megan Haskell

The “Sanyare Chronicles”, authored by Megan Haskell, is an ongoing fantasy series. This review will focus on the four books written so far. These are – ‘Pixie Tamer’ (a novella prequel), ‘The Last Descendant’, ‘The Heir Apparent’ and ‘The Last Apprentice’. The ‘Sanyare Chroncles’ is the story of ‘Rie’, a... Read more

sufficiently adv magic

Review of the ‘Sufficiently Advanced Magic’ by Andrew Rowe

‘Sufficiently Advanced Magic’ is the first book in the ‘Arcane Ascension’ series. Andrew Rowe is its author. He is a professional game designer who’s worked at Blizzard, Obsidian and Cryptic Studios. His expertise shines through in his books where the worlds are meticulously designed, with magic being almost counter-intuitively scientific.... Read more

superforecasting

Review of Superforecasting by Philip E. Tetlock

  Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction is written by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner. Philip Tetlock, a Wharton professor, is the author of a 20-year-old study that showed that even the best experts are only slightly better than random chance at predicting events. He has been now... Read more