While you may have come here looking to improve your writing skills or blast through the ever present writers block. I would encourage you to also take a look at a few of the books on review. It is our goal here at Writing-Ideas to provide the best overall experience possible. I have not been paid to review these books and wish to give unbiased information, however I am biased only in the fact that I truly do like these book series and find them to be a great asset to the genre they belong in.
Book Review 1-
Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
This is a unique and wondrous world that I have personally spent many hours engaged in. It has a dark overture as the main theme is “what happens when the bad guy wins?” What does that world look like?
A group of would be criminals band together to overthrow the established ruling authority. These individuals are blessed through bloodline heritage with a relatively unique ability. This ability is expressed throughout the series as three separate powers, Allomancy, Hemolurgy, and Feruchemy.
Years of tyrannical rule, inbreeding and harsh environmental conditions have led to Mistings (those with a single Allomantic power) and Mistborn (those with all the Allomantic abilities) to plot and scheme against the High Ruler.
This entire series is a must read for Sci-fi and Fantasy fans. There is a sense of humor as well that must be experienced.
Books in the first trilogy: Mistborn-The Final Empire, Mistborn-The well of Ascension, Mistborn-The Hero of Ages.
More books in the series: Mistborn-The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, Bands of Mourning.
Companion Story: Mistborn- Secret History.
To Be Released (2019) Mistborn- The Lost Metal
Book Review 2
Demon Cycle Series by Peter V. Brett
This is another must read for fantasy fans. I don’t just recommend this one I HIGHLY recommend this one. I was first introduced to this series through Graphic Audio. Having to travel for work allowed me listen to this series. At the time Mr. Brett was working on releasing the third book, so I was able to listen to both the first and second books right away. However, once I was done I was forced to wait for what seemed like eternity for the third, forth and finally the fifth books.
I have so thoroughly enjoyed this series that I have several copies of the first three books in various forms.
Mr. Brett has done a phenomenal job creating a world that quit literally comes to life every night. You see, when the sun sets and darkness falls demons rise in the forms of elemental beings. Mid-sized dog like creatures for fire. Demons in the guise of trees (think of the Lord of the Rings movies) for wood, hard hulking behemoths for rock, toad-like beings for water, pterodactyl type for wind. There are demon beasts for every element including ones that have no form other than that which is given to them by the Mind Demons.
Every day the people attempt to fortify their defenses through ancient ward craft, magic passed down through the ages. Magic nearly lost during an all out assault from the demons after having been almost wiped out themselves.
Who is the cast you ask, Arlan Bales, Leesha Paper, Rojer Inn, Ahmann Jardir, Renna Tanner, Ahbahn, Inevera Jardir. These and a few more make up the majority of the characters followed throughout the series.
This world is carefully thought out with societal differences, religion (nothing serious here), ample action.
I can’t remember the last time I wanted to be a part of a world so much.
Both of these authors have earned my respect. They have brought to life two interesting and vibrant worlds. Each of them having unique sets of rules for how “magic” is handled. The characters in turn drive the complexity of the story as the authors weave the details binding everything together.
As always have fun and enjoy creating.
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