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Fantasy, Stormlight Archives and me...

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 he…

Best place to buy second hand books online in India

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. But 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 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.
Let''s start with my favourite one -

Network Effect by Martha Wells Book Review

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 consists of five books, including …

Spinning Silver Book Review

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 to his court the ne…

Kings of the Wyld book review

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 itself. But 13 …

Ram Chandra Series book 4 release date : UPDATES - Amish Tripathi

Ram Chandra series is an ongoing mythological-fiction series by Amish Tripathi about the life of Lord Ram, Lady Sita and Raavan. Three books have been released as of now.

First book Scion of Ikshvaku was released in June 2015.

The second book Sita: Warrior of Mithila was released in May 2017.

And the third book Raavan: Enemy of Aryavartawas released in July 2019.
Amish is currently working on the fourth book of the series, tentatively titled as 'The War of Lanka'. 

Considering that it takes two years for each book to be released, it is likely that the fourth book of the series will be released in summer of 2021. 
Read the latest book by Amish - Legend of Suheldev.
In his recent launch, Legend of Suheldev, Amish introduces us to a lesser-known hero, who was instrumental in uniting the different dynasties and kingdoms of India into one band of warriors. 
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Till now in Ram Chandra Series, the narrative has been multilinear. The timeline of the endi…

Review : Words of Radiance - A masterpiece of Stormlight Archive

Recently I completed reading Words of Radiance. It's the second book of Stormlight Archive. It's been a while since I read the first one - ' The Way of Kings '.

Months actually. 8 months. I like to take a break before moving on to the next one in fantasy series like these. They come once in every 3 years or so.  It's good to read it in intervals till the next one comes.

 When I was reading Way of Kings, it took 15 days. And it was around 1200 pages. I enjoyed it a lot.

But at that time I wasn't obsessed with the series like I'm now. Words of Radiance was 1328 pages in mass-market paperback version and I finished it in seven days !!! I was so much into it. It was perfect. Brandon Sanderson deserves all the praise he gets for Stormlight Archive.
 There were several goosebumps moments in the book. I can't describe them here. It would spoil the book for you. Many times I had to stop reading for a few seconds, just to absorb it. And then resume it again.