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“The Plague Legacy: Acquisitions” Review

Acquisitions (The Plague Legacy #1), by Christine Haggerty 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) In a dystopian world decimated by a bio-engineered plague, military scouts are acquisitioning a new supply of exports—slaves. With his family dead, sixteen-year-old Cameron Landry is a reluctant survivor, haunted by nightmares and bound by promises. When he and his worst enemy […]

“Dust of Dreams” Review

Dust of Dreams (Malazan Book of the Fallen #9), by Steven Erikson 3 out of 5 (Liked It) On the Letherii continent the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore begins its march into the eastern Wastelands, to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen. The fate awaiting the Bonehunters is […]

“Sandworms of Dune” Review

Sandworms of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 2 out of 5 (It was ok) Based directly on Frank Herbert’s final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the […]

“Nine Princes in Amber” Review

Nine Princes in Amber (Amber Chronicles #1), by Roger Zelazny 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) Amber, the one real world, wherein all others, including our own Earth, are but Shadows. Amber burns in Corwin’s blood. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and […]

“Toll the Hounds” Review

Toll the Hounds (Malazan Book of the Fallen #8), by Steven Erikson 3 out of 5 (Liked It) It is said that Hood waits at the end of every plot, every scheme, each grandiose ambition. But this time it is different: this time the Lord of Death is there at the beginning… Darujhistan swelters in the […]

“Hunters of Dune” Review

Hunters of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson 2 out of 5 (It was ok) At the end of Chapterhouse: Dune—Frank Herbert‘s final novel–a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana, and a crew of various refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. […]

Two books (at the same damn time!)

I mentioned at the end of my most recent book review that I would be having a go at having two books ‘in progress’ as opposed to the traditional one at a time. I decided to give it a try because I found myself in a less than ideal situation in my regular reading experiences […]

“Reaper’s Gale” Review

Reaper’s Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen #7), by Steven Erikson 5 out of 5 (Loved It) The Letherii Empire is in turmoil. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, while the Errant, once a farseeing god, appears suddenly blind to the future. Driven by the corruption and self-interest, the empire edges […]

Stone Brigands: Episode 1

Originally posted here: Episode 1. New episodes will be released there, a few days before they are put on this site. Here is the début “episode” (pilot?) of Stone Brigands, the main story of Sesho. New episodes will hopefully be released a few times a month. It’s all in good fun. Generally, each episode will be […]

“Chapterhouse: Dune” Review

Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune Chronicles #6), by Frank Herbert 3 out of 5 (Liked It) The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power, have colonized a green world — and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Why I liked it: Chapterhouse: Dune is the last novel […]

“Heretics of Dune” Review

Heretics of Dune (Dune Chronicles #5), by Frank Herbert 3 out of 5 (Liked It) The planet Arrakis–now called Rakis–is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying. And the children of Dune’s children awaken from empire as from a dream, wielding the new power […]

“The Bonehunters” Review

THE BONEHUNTERS (Malazan Book of the Fallen #6), by Steven Erikson 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha’ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y’Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to […]

So many books, so little time

I have reached an exciting, yet terrible point in my life as a reader of science fiction and fantasy. Over the past week or so I have been looking around for new fantasy series and also science fiction works to add to my Goodreads “want to read” shelf. I have found a great site that […]

Holy [expletive], I just brutally killed one of my characters!

So, um…yeah. All of the corners in my bedroom are occupied by furniture or something else, so where am I supposed to crawl into a ball and weep? Alright, let’s be serious here, killing off your characters is tough. Who but we, the authors, have a greater connection to our characters? It can be a […]

“Midnight Tides” Review

MIDNIGHT TIDES (Malazan Book of the Fallen #5), by Steven Erikson 5 out of 5 (Loved It) After decades of warfare, the five tribes of the Tiste Edur have finally united under the implacable rule of the Warlock King of the Hiroth. But peace has been exacted at a terrible price — a pact made […]

The next step for FOTS Fantasy

There is enough to talk about that I figure a full update is needed. 1: Post changes There are notable post changes. The early tentative schedule was Mon/Wed/Fri with random other things in between. I want to keep that going as best I can, while toning down the posts per week for the summer. Monday […]


Wow, incredible! Thanks to everyone who has followed FOTS Fantasy since it began just over 3 months ago, back on March 4, 2013. There have already been visitors from 21 different countries. You guys are the best. Another special shout out to those who read each and every post, I hope I have been entertaining […]

“Rise of Endymion” Review

RISE OF ENDYMION (Hyperion Cantos #4), by Dan Simmons 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) The time of reckoning has arrived. As a final genocidal Crusade threatens to enslave humanity forever, a new messiah has come of age. She is Aenea and she has undergone a strange apprenticeship to those known as the Others. […]

“Endymion” Review

ENDYMION (Hyperion Cantos #3), by Dan Simmons 4 out of 5 (Really Liked It) I’m going to do book reviews on this blog to add a bit of variety. Don’t worry, I am a slow reader and finish a new book only once a month, give or take. I am a huge Fantasy/Sci-Fi fan, so […]

POV: “Scout”

The Scout has chosen a popular path for those his age in his homeland. He has enlisted with the squads of the Watchers. The Watchers get to travel all over the country, from the dunes to the north, to the arid, rocky wastes to the west, the shores of the sea, and even to the […]

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