Book Review: Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

Author: Rena Barron

Title: Kingdom of Souls

Publisher: HarperVoyager

Date: 2019

Plot: Magic has a price—if you’re willing to pay.

Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval.

There’s only one thing Arrah hasn’t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit.

She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees… unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.

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Book Review: Dragon Magic by Ava Richardson

Dragon Magic by Ava Richardson

Author: Ava Richardson

Title: Dragon Magic (Deadweeds Trilogy #2)

Publisher: Relay Publishing

Date: 2019

Plot: They must either stand together, or the Kingdom will fall. 

The combination of Dayie’s magic and dragon’s fire has halted the advance of the Deadweed. But it is not defeated. Now, a new enemy lurks on the horizon: Water Wraiths sweep in from the sea, cutting their way inland, and assisting the invading plant’s onslaught deeper into the land. 

Killing everyone in their path. 

The new strategy against the Deadweed has proven effective, but Dayie grows weaker each time she uses her powers. It can only be a temporary fix. When she and her dragon Zarr are invited to train with the High Mountains’ Dragon Riders, Dayie eagerly accepts the opportunity. But it’s far from a warm welcome as the tight-knit riders of the High Mountains distrust the outsider and her unusual power. 

When the High Mountains leader suggests a compromise, a schism in the ranks threatens to tear the group apart. The loyal few must convince both dragons and riders of the Southern Kingdom to join forces against the Water Wraiths. 
But Dayie won’t be much use to them if she can’t figure out how to balance her magic usage and avoid depletion. 

To survive the growing menace, the Dragon Riders must set aside the things that divide them and unite. 

Before it’s too late. 

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Book Tag: Marvel Avengers

Happy end of August! I hope you’ve had a fantastic month full of fantastic reads.

For once, I was organised and actually had a book tag bookmarked to do for this month rather than my normal rush to try and find them last minute. I might have also properly started discovering Pinterest and it’s amazing how many you can find on there!

But, this time at least, it was a good old fashion search and reading through blogs that made me discover this one. I found this on Kayla’s Book Nook and thought it looked a really fun review. I bet I regret this as soon as I start trying to actually answer the questions…

Still… here’s my Marvel’s Avengers book tag.

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Book Review: Mageborn by Stephen Aryan

Mageborn by Stephen Aryan

Author: Stephen Aryan

Title: Mageborn

Publisher: Orbit Books

Date: 2016

Plot: It’s been ten years since the battlemage war, where thousands died as mages sundered the earth and split the sky. 

Habreel believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He will do anything to achieve his goal, even if it means murdering every child born with the ability. 
As deaths involving magic increase and the seat of magical learning – the Red Tower – falls under suspicion, two students and one lawbringer must do everything they can to combat Habreel and his followers, before magic disappears from the world for good.

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Television Review: Supergirl, Season 2

Supergirl, season 2

Show: Supergirl, season 2

Company:  DC Entertainment

Date: 2016

Plot: Having left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco Worldwide Media in order to figure out what she really wants to do, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) continues to work with Hank Henshaw (aka Martian Manhunter) and her adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) at the DEO as Supergirl – protecting the citizens of National City and searching for her missing father Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and the secret research lab Project Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with her Kyrptonian cousin Kal El – aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) – to battle new villains both terrestrial and extraterrestrial, from the DC Universe, as she strives to balance her personal life with friends/allies James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and more with her busy life as a new Super Hero in SUPERGIRL Season Two.

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Writing progress: August

I had a writing post planned for today, just not this one. It was a rant; a moan; a whinge, and I didn’t want the blog as an outlet for frustrations but a place full of motivation and inspiration.

I’ve certainly been inspired recently. At the end of July, I realised it was annoying me that I wasn’t managing to find time to write: I was too tired when I got home from work and best intentions and all that wasn’t getting me very far.

I started getting up early. I normally get up at 6:45, but set the alarm for 45 minutes earlier with the intention of having a writing session every morning before work.

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Book Review: The Sword Saint by C.F Iggulden

The Sword Saint by C.F Iggulden

Author: C.F Iggulden

Title: The Sword Saint (Empire of Salt #3)

Publisher: Michael Joseph

Date: 2019

Plot: Cities have been broken. Empires have fallen. And darkness is coming. 

Success has drawn a cold gaze. A false king seeks dominion. His soldiers will bring desolation and despair to Darien. With treachery on all sides, the ancient capital looks set to fall.

Yet within the walls of that great city, a small team gathers. Tellius knows each one: a hunter, a gambler, a dead man, a wielder of threads – and the sword saint of Shiang. When Darien herself is threatened, Tellius will ask them to stand.

A city is worth more than the lives of those within. Darien’s streets and courts and homes and taverns are a bonfire on the hill, a beacon of life and light in the world. That is why they will die to save her.

Book review: The Sword Saint by C.F Iggulden
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