Spine of the Dragon by Kevin J. Anderson is an epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery novel that’s the first volume in the Wake the Dragon series. It revolves around two continents that have been divided via bloodshed for many, many generations. However, when a long-forgotten outside threat returns with the hopes of reawakening an ancient race by slaying a mythological dragon of hatred and spite, the two nations must find a way to put aside their violent differences in order to formulate an alliance to fight this newly arisen peril.
The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty is the third and final instalment in the author’s epic adult own-voices Islamic fantasy series. The highly-anticipated conclusion follows Nahri, Alizayd al-Qahtani, and Darayavahoush e-Afshin as they must confront the consequences of their choices across the span of the first two volumes, all leading to a highly action-packed finale.
Today I wanted to share with you the seven book serials that I had hoped to read in 2020, yet couldn’t. Next year, I’m going to make it my goal to read at least half the stuff on this list. All of them are adult SFF picks, which happens to be one of my favourite genres in existence, so naturally, that brings me a great sense of enthusiasm and joy already.
This book was positively excruciating to get through. Between the unnecessary and overused convoluted plot twists, the stupidity of the characters behaviours (some of which felt out-of-place), and the grotesquely outrageous objectification of women—I was ready to throw this out of my fucking window and into a trash fire where it belongs.