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August Wrap Up

October 29, 2020
August 2020 Wrap Up

Let's move on from what the current date is and what this wrap up is dated, okay? Wonderful. Whilst I didn't read a great deal in August, what I did read I adored. That's the main thing, quality over quantity right? She says whilst the nearly toppling book towers stare at me from the floor... Bookish and the Beast* was one of my most anticipated reads of the…

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The Dragon Republic* by R.F. Kuang

October 12, 2020
The Dragon Republic* by R.F. Kuang

The Dragon Republic is as brutal, dark and brilliantly crafted as The Poppy War. There is no whiff of that 'second book slump'. Instead, we see how one book later Kuang has honed her craft and created an even more complex military grimdark fantasy novel with some of the best magical battle scenes I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Once again all of the possible trigger…