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It's a common story. I loved reading as a child. Now I'm rediscovering that love as an adult.

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I read books in English and 中文.

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The Blade Itself (2007) 4 stars

Enjoyable but feels too much like setup

3 stars

The First Law series has been recommended to me for a long time, and I finally decided to dive in. Abercrombie's reputation as a great character writer is well deserved, but the first book in the series is a bit light on plot. I will continue with the rest of the series, as I've heard that the plot gets better after the first entry.

Wrath (Hardcover, 2016, Tor Books) 5 stars

Events are coming to a climax in the Banished Lands, as the war reaches new …

A great ending to my favourite series of the year

5 stars

The Faithful and the Fallen series by John Gwynne is the best series that I read this year.

The progression of all the characters from Malice all the way through to Wrath was exceptional. I am satisfied with all the endings within the book, even the ones that pulled on my heart strings.

Gwynne's ability to write immersive combat can also not be rivaled. It's thrilling to witness the many battles within this series and there were many times that I had to stop and take a breath after a fight.

I think that the previous book, Ruin, still is my favourite book in the series, but Wrath holds a special spot as one of the most epic finales I've ever experienced across any medium.

I highly recommend this series and am excited to continue my adventures in the Banished Lands soon.