The Wheel of Time Book 14 - A Memory of Light

From my Wheel of Time book 13 review:

Anyone with a liking for reading fantasy books should have stumbled across the Wheel of Time series, a truly masterful series of books that follows a group of friends as they discover that one of them is the Dragon Reborn, a male sorcerer destined to battle the Dark One in an ultimate conflict of good versus evil.

Unfortunately the original author of this epic series passed away before completion, but he left a very complete set of notes and Brandon Sanderson was selected to pen the final books. The number of books in the series has expanded to allow Sanderson to do justice to Jordan's notes, with Sanderson completing Books 12, 13 and 14.

 

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Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time Book 13)

Anyone with a liking for reading fantasy books should have stumbled across the Wheel of Time series, a truly masterful series of books that follows a group of friends as they discover that one of them is the Dragon Reborn, a male sorcerer destined to battle the Dark One in an ultimate conflict of good versus evil.

Unfortunately the original author of this epic series passed away before completion, but he left a very complete set of notes and Brandon Sanderson was selected to pen the final books. The number of books in the series has expanded to allow Sanderson to do justice to Jordan's notes, with Sanderson completing Books 12, 13 and 14.

Read more: Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time Book 13)

The Sancti Trilogy (Sanctus / The Key / The Tower), Simon Toyne.

 

I picked up Sanctus by an off chance in the airport before heading to India for a week’s work. I had wondered into the book shop, realized I didn’t have a book with me to read and grabbed because the cover / back cover blurb looked interesting enough to give it a read.

I was captivated by the book during the flight, read it during the evening when in the hotel and finished the book on the flight home. Even though I correctly guessed what the Sanctus was before the big reveal, I still was engrossed in the story and twists and turns it takes.

SANCTUS book cover

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Inferno - Dan Brown

Ok first an admission, for someone who reads quite a bit and has a love of books it must a bit out from the norm that before this I have never, ever, read a Dan Brown book. I've seen the film of the Da Vinci Code, but I tend to try not to let films bias my view of books because plain and simple books are better! 

So my first Dan Brown book and therefore my first read in the Robert Langdon series of books.

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The Lord of the Rings (trilogy), JRR Tolkien

 

I first read this trilogy when I was a teenager and have revisited a couple of times. Whether you love it or loath it, want to argue whether it was written for children or adults, there is no denying that this book is the benchmark against which almost every fantasy book since has been judged. It’s spawned films, games, a huge amount of fan art and who knows what else around the internet. Tolkien spins a magical world with humans, elves, dwarves, hobbits, orcs, the undead and wizards vying in a fight between good and evil.

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