Spine of the Dragon by Kevin J. Anderson: The Typical Foundation-Building Intro to a New Epic Fantasy Series – Book Review

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.

Library Loot #19: Epic & High Fantasies

Fantasy is a beautiful genre. It can be filled with wonder and magic as equally as it can be jam-packed with horror and madness. Similarly to science-fiction, there are no bounds that cannot be reached with fantasy so long as the mind is capable of conjuring it into existence. I think this is why these…

Library Loot #2: Asian Literature & Irish Fantasy

I have come to realise that the library is a dangerous place for me, mostly because I have no restraint when it comes to books! Ever since I snagged a library membership, I’ve always had a maxed-out account of 30 checked out books. I have returned stuff, only to bring home even more things, keeping…

Mini Pre-Summer Book Haul & TBR!

With Summer looming around the corner, I picked up a small stack of books that I’d like to tackle during the heat-stroke-inducing season of melted ice-cream and burned BBQ parties. I’m a bit proud of myself as there is a decent amount of variety to the four books that I’m going to be sharing with…

Library Loot #1: Science-Fiction & Fantasy

Happy Wednesday, y’all! Many of you who follow me on Twitter or via other socials may have already heard about my library shenanigans, but I’m going to briefly go over it here today. A few weeks ago, in an effort to fight my low days—common with people who have Bipolar Disorder—as well as to find…

Impromptu Used Books Book Haul! (April 2018)

This past Sunday after attending my regular Dharma service at my local Buddhist temple, I decided to go to a used bookstore. It was a beautiful Spring day, I was properly medicated to fight off the histamine twirling in the air, and, most importantly, my anxiety was very calm and almost non-existent. As someone who…

Favourite Bookish Bromances!

One of things that is guaranteed to make me re-read a book are genuinely fantastic friendships. Maybe it’s because my family consists of my friends; people who have shared a shattered road of obstacles with me since we were wee, little youngsters. A lot of my favourite platonic relationships in books and anime tend to…