Isabelle Joshua

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Review: Queen of Fire

Queen of Fire Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was good and I liked different voices. It was expansive and had so much going on. The depth of the history of this world was amazing. The ending was okay, it was just an ending and I didn't want it to end. I didn't feel like Vaelin had a great emotional depth and his grief wasn't as profound or touching as I thought it would be but possibly he is just so closed off. He is the ultimate mans-man. Again, I love Richard Brand's voice and he IS Vaelin Al Sorna.

And it didn't end on a very high note or even a note of good things to come for these people, they were so battered and bruised from the war, so I didn't see a lot of hope even at the end.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: Tower Lord

Tower Lord Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Again, I listened to the audio of this book and I LOVE Richard Brand's voice. And I really enjoyed the varied POV and expansion of the world. My heart hurt for Vaelin after he left Sharon and basically gave up himself. Then he meets someone else, it was very action packed and the characters were awesome. The world that Anthony Ryan builds is so intricate and deep that it seems so real. My only complaint is the amount of characters and the names, while I like them, it make it very hard to keep them straight. I had to just let it go. I will most likely read this series again and possibly reading it rather than listening to it would help, but Richard Brand's voice will be in my head.

Love Vaelin and Frentis!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Review: My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was really a cautionary tale and the naivety of Phillip was hard to identify with. Despite Rachel's sweet nature there was enough inconsistency of emotion that I always suspected her guilt. I was furious with Phillip for most of the book at how stupid he was even with all the red flags. But I was very satisfied with the ending. It is typical of her other work and very good.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017