Book Series I won’t finish #8

briar kingTwo thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the land—and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The king’s woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knight—all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber. At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family . . . upon whom the fate of her world may depend.

The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone by Greg Keyes

  1. The Briar King
  2. The Charnel Prince
  3. The Blood Knight
  4. The Born Queen

This was advertised as ‘just like A Song of Ice and Fire!!’. I know, nowadays that’s nothing new, but when I read The Briar King, ASOIAF was by far not as popular as it is now. There was no talk about a TV Show yet and I still had to try hard to convince people to give the books a try 😀

Anyways, it wasn’t like ASOIAF and the only similarities were the many pov characters and the medieval setting. I don’t exactly remember how they dealt with magic but I think that it was just having a comeback and wasn’t playing a major role just yet.

I still liked reading the first book. Lots of clichees but still entertaining and i Liked reading about most of the characters. Unfortunately I don’t remember many details, only that I hated this sword fighter who turns up in the second book. I think Anne and her friend meet him and both fall for him. He’s such an arrogant idiot and their chapters were boring and annoying me at the same time.

I must have just lost interest, because I never even considered reading the third book. The fact that I don’t remember a lot shows that it didn’t leave a lasting impression on me. I would describe it as one of those ‘meh’- experiences.^^

heartThe Exaltarch rules the tyranian Empire through force and a network of spies known as the Brotherhood. In Kardiastan, tyrans have forced out the Magor ruling class and imposed their own leaders. Ligea Gayed, one of the top agents of the Brotherhood, is ordered to find a Kardiastan rebel leader and bring him to justice. A straightforward enough assignment for her, but all Ligea finds is mystery upon mystery. The rebels seem able to come and go at will and any attempt to pursue them across the desert ends in disaster. Ligea has to face her own demons and her own violent past to discover the secrets of Kardiastan …

Mirage Makers by Glenda Larke

  1. Heart of the Mirage
  2. The Shadow of Tyr
  3. Song of the Shiver Barrens

The main character is a strong woman and the book was mainly about her finding out who she really is. Hated that she changed her name all the time. Hated the romance.

Not interested in book 2, it didn’t give me enough to keep me interested.


In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

  1. Throne of Glass
  2. Crown of Midnight
  3. Heir of Fire
  4. Queen of Shadows
  5. Empire of Storms

Nope. You can find my review right here.


  1. Totally with you on the ToG series. I read the first book and thought it was pretty average. I got about 150 pages into the second book and realized that I just could not bring myself to care to spend any more time reading about Celeana. She’s one of the most overrated YA protagonists imo.

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