Posts Tagged: religion

[ARC Review] Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

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07 November
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This is the third book in the His Fair Assassin series, following Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph. Click the links to read my reviews for them. FINALLY I got my hands on Mortal Heart! After not getting a response on my ARC request for this book for months, I was starting to feel bitter –not because they owe me books, but because I just wanted it so bad! It was as if my reading fate was in limbo, and I’m…impatient. So naturally, when months later I find that I have been approved, I had the most giddy squeal fest and devoured… Read more »

[ARC Review] City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennet

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29 August
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City of Stairs was a wonderful surprise; I was immediately sucked into a masterpiece of world-building and canon. This book and its universe was entirely unique, unprecedented, rich and groundbreaking. Yet in spite of that — or perhaps more accurately, due to that– this book suffered from having more interesting backstories and themes than its main plot. This books takes place in the war-ravaged city of Bulikov (which bears ethic and cultural resemblances to Slavic nations), after being conquered by the Sapyuri (resembling Arabic or South Asian cultures). What can be gathered by this war is that the Saypuri were originally slave people,… Read more »

[ARC Review] God’s Daughter

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30 March
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As vikings are my heritage and in my blood, this was a must pick up for me, and it was an enjoyable read. The book begins with our protagonist Gudrid, witnessing the death of her mother by hanging as a sacrifice to Thor. Immediately, we are acquainted with Gudrid’s hatred of Thor for this loss, and her inspiration to reject Viking myth and lore in favor of the Christian religion. Very briefly, the events of Gudrid’s adolescent life are extrapolated- after the death of her mother, her father soon followed and so she was taken in and trained by a volva (viking… Read more »