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Spinning Silver Book Review

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Hi, everyone   I'm posting a review of a book I read in March. It's Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik .  A 5 stars rating from two of my favourite authors, Patrick Rothfuss and Martha Wells prompted me to read this book. I really really liked it. And this will be one of my favourite books for years to come. The book won many awards including Locus Award for a fantasy novel,   Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for adult literature, and was nominated for Goodreads Choice Award and Booknest award for best traditionally published novel.  Now then, let's talk about this beautiful work.      There is a popular fairytale in Germany known as Rumpelstiltskin .  It is believed to be originated around 4000 years ago.  The story goes that a miller who frequently lies to the people in his town once told the king that his daughter who is not only beautiful, but she can turn straw into gold. As it turns out, this was a lie too. But the king after hearing this tells him to bring his daughter t

Malayaputra, Vayuputra and Valmiki Tribes in Ram Chandra Series and Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi

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 If you've read Amish Tripathi's books, you must have come across the words like Malayaputras, Vayuputras, Parihan and Vasudevs. They are frequently mentioned in the books. Naturally, having never heard about them before, it makes us wonder about who these people really were and we want to know more about them. It's really exciting and enriching experience reading books by Amish because every time we get to know different things about our India, our Indian culture and our people. Vayuputras and Parihans Vayuputras tribe were first mentioned in Shiva Trilogy . It's the tribe left behind by Lord Rudra, the previous Mahadev before Lord Shiva. You might mistake Lord Rudra and Lord Shiva as the same person. From our ancient literature, we always thought of Rudra as another form of Lord Shiva. A fierce form. However, in Amish's books, they are both different people known as Mahadev whose mission was to erase evil from the world during their eras. In fact, during his war w

The Wrath of the Hellfires release date | (Vikramaditya Veergatha #4) | Updates

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 Vikramaditya Veergatha is a mytho-fiction series by Shatrujeet Nath. Earlier, it was planned to be a trilogy known as Vikramaditya Trilogy. Later, it was called Vikramaditya Veergatha when it was decided that there will be four books in total instead of three.  All the books of the series were released at an interval of one and a half to two years.  The fourth book of the series, The Wrath of the Hellfires was going to be released in March 2020, but due to Covid-19 pandemic, the publisher could not manage to release it on time. Everyone including me were eagerly waiting for the fourth book and were very disappointed when it wasn't out. The book got delayed by nine months.  But the good news is that finally, The Wrath of the Hellfires , is going to be released on 20 December 2020. The book is now available for preorders on amazon. Order it here-  https://amzn.to/31Uu3jl I've already ordered my copy as soon as it was available for pre-orders. I started reading Vikramaditya Veer

Best place to buy second hand books online in India

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So often it happens that you want to read so many books, your Goodreads want to read list keeps getting bigger and bigger every year and yet you think twice before buying that book. Because buying books can be really expensive, especially if you like to read a lot.  I have bought lots of books over the years. And I enjoyed each of them. But after I'm done reading, I don't even open some of them. There are books that are as exciting as the first time you read them (Kingkiller Chronicles for me). And there are books that aren't much fun the second time. Or the third. Instead, they get cornered in your shelf, eating dust. It would be much better if you can just buy used books at cheaper prices compared to Amazon and Flipkart. Books are magical and a second-hand book is the old magic spell. Luckily, there are websites where you can not just buy used books but sell your own.  I'm listing below websites where it's easy to find many used books at cheaper prices. 1. Book

Network Effect by Martha Wells Book Review

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Hey everyone,                        A month ago I talked about a fantasy book Spinning Silver  by Naomi Novik. Here's a review  of it. I also completed reading a mammoth book, Oathbringer ( Stormlight Archives #3) in April. It was gifted by my friend on my birthday. Honestly, I didn't want to read this one at this time. I like reading Cosmere either in Winter or Monsoon. Anyway, here's where I talked about Stormlight Archive - Fantasy, Stormlight Archive and me.                     So far all the books I read this year belonged to the fantasy genre. Kings of the Wyld, Spinning Silver, The lightning tree, and Oathbringer. But then I drank one from my To Read list on Goodreads which is science fiction.  This is a review of the latest book of the recently popular Sci-Fi series Murderbot Diaries written by Martha Wells . The Murderbot Diaries is an action-packed science fiction series about a murderous, self hacking robot searching for the meaning of life.          The series

Fantasy, Stormlight Archives and me...

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Hey there, everybody Today I want to talk about a fantasy series I have recently been obsessed with. Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson.  My fascination with fantasy and Science Fiction dates back to my childhood when I used to read lots of comics and stories in newspaper edition of Saturday. Stories filled with magic, adventure, romance and secret treasures.  It made me love this genre. But the best part about reading fiction is it indirectly teaches you a lot. Some stories are open for interpretation of the readers. While others are happily ever after kind. While, it's natural for anyone to hate the one with a sad ending, if you look at it from another angle you might get why it had to be so.  This reminds me of a quote from my favourite fantasy series, Kingkiller Chronicles. It goes, " It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and h

Kings of the Wyld book review

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This is the first book I read in 2020. Three years after it was in the stores. Last year, the first book I read was The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson . So I'm going with another fantasy book this year too. Nowadays so many of the books that I read comes straight from the recommendation by the authors that I follow on Goodreads. Mostly it's Patrick Rothfuss . When he's reading a book, I check that book out. Like Murderbot series by Martha Wells. Or Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. And this one too. He's still reading it though. Or maybe forgot to update it. He's lazy, you see. A lot of the times. But that's a whole another story. You'll see. So, he was reading Kings of the Wyld last year. That's when I knew I had to read this one after checking the reviews on Goodreads. You're missing out a lot they say if you don't read this book. But for the past few months, this book was in my to be read list. I intended it to read in last year