Category: 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Book Review: Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell)

Book Review: Death of Kings (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell)

“Every day is ordinary, until it isn’t.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, Death of Kings The Good…: I LOVE THIS SERIES! Bernard Cornwell’s Death of Kings is another book in his Saxon Stories series to be essentially chock-full of battle scenes from beginning to end. After Alfred dies, other contenders for the crown come out of the woodwork to try to snatch the […]

Book Review: The Burning Land (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

Book Review: The Burning Land (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

 The Good…: The fifth book in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories/The Warrior Chronicles, The Burning Land, picks up about two years after the incidents in the previous book. Uhtred and Gisela are expecting their fourth child, and life couldn’t be better. Until Alfred asks Uhtred to help him fight a new Danish conquer with his sights on Wessex. […]

Book Review: Sword Song (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

Book Review: Sword Song (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

The Good…: Like Bernard Cornwell’s earlier Saxon Stories, Sword Song, is full of action. In this novel, Uhtred is forced to take London back from the Danes. King Alfred sends him with his cousin, Aethelred, who has just married Alfred’s daughter Aetheleflaed and taken over control of Southern Mercia. Uhtred is sent as one of […]

Book Review: Lords of the North (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

Book Review: Lords of the North (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

“Wyrd bið ful aræd”  ― Bernard Cornwell, Lords of the North The Good…: Author Bernard Cornwell continues to embed amazingly written battle scenes with narrative in the third entry to his Saxon Stories, Lords of the North. Like the last novel, this novel picks up right after (a month later) the events in The Pale Horseman. Uhtred has helped win Alfred’s […]

Book Review: The Pale Horseman (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

Book Review: The Pale Horseman (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

“We make children and wealth and amass land and build halls and assemble armies and give great feasts, but only one thing survives us. Reputation.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Pale Horseman The Good…:  While I enjoyed The Last Kingdom a lot, Bernard Cornwell’s sequel, The Pale Horseman, was even better. In The Last Kingdom Cornwell spends a lot of time (as he should) […]

Book Review: The Last Kingdom (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

Book Review: The Last Kingdom (The Warrior Chronicles) by Bernard Cornwell

“Pride makes a man, it drives him, it is the shield wall around his reputation… Men die, they said, but reputation does not die.”  ― Bernard Cornwell, The Last Kingdom  The Good…: If you are a fan of History’s The Vikings, then Bernard Cornwell’s The Last Kingdom is the book for you! This story takes place after Ragnar Lothbrok has died, […]

Book Review- Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

Book Review- Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth

“I want some kind of reminder that while wounds heal, they don’t disappear forever- I carry them everywhere, always, and that is the way of things, the way of scars.”  ― Veronica Roth, Four: A Divergent Story Collection The Good…: Veronica Roth’s Four: A Divergent Collection is a wonderful addition to a reader’s book shelves if they are a […]

Book Review: The Red Pyramid 

Book Review: The Red Pyramid 

Beware: Review May Contain Minor Spoilers! The Good…: One of the things I love so much about Rick Riordan’s books is how multicultural they are, without feeling like forced multiculturalism. Riordan manages to bring up themes of race, racism, sexuality, and the idea of family in such ways that make the reader think without feeling they’re being […]

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

“If you know someone’s fear, you know them.”  ― Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen The Good…: Author Victoria Aveyard’s novel Red Queen was really amazing! She took the ever popular dystopian fantasy novel and filled it with intrigue, danger, and such crazy machinations that you almost need a flowchart to follow. While the above statement may seem offputting, […]