A culmination of three books and what began as an urban fantasy ends as an epic fantasy filled with so much gorgeous prose you won't want to stop reading until you've absorbed the last word in the story. Some information about this book: Genre: FantasyRelease date: November 30th 2021 (US) December 2nd 2021 (UK)Page count: … Continue reading Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee: Review
I first read this book and reviewed it on my old booktube account just over a year ago but wanted to get this review up on The Oasis so that it would complete the collection with Starsight and my new copy of Cytonic courtesy of Will at Gollancz. Some information about this book: Genre: YARelease … Continue reading Skyward by Brandon Sanderson: Review
Free books can be very tricky things. Yes they're free but are they any good? Are they worth your investment in time and imagination or are you going to DNF it and so might as well not take it in the first place? Well The Fall by Ryan Cahill is a free book you most … Continue reading The Fall by Ryan Cahill: Review
Even the name sounds BIG doesn’t it? There’s a word for that – Onomatopoeia – where a word sounds like its meaning. When I think of the word giant, I immediately picture a huge 30ft tall man. However, in the Norse world giants are very different. For one, they’re not all towering beings, sometimes they are normal sized and at others they’re bigger than the whole of Midgard.
I have decided to write up a post about the giants that live within Norse mythology. I personally love giants as a fantasy creature and having recently read Shackled Fates by Thilde Kold Holdt I wanted to learn more about them. In Norse mythology, the giants are considered enemies of the gods. From modern mediums, like Jack & the beanstalk, we picture giants to be huge lumbering idiots who stomp around the earth putting holes in everything before being…
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Well... it took me over a year and the impending release of the final book in the trilogy to decide to read this which is mental because I thoroughly enjoyed Jade City AND raved about it to everyone who would listen but I did it. I read Jade War and here is my review. Some … Continue reading Jade War by Fonda Lee: Review
It's here! I have literally just finished this book, knocking out 70% over two days, and if you want a brutal sci-fi adrenaline filled story, this is for YOU. Some information about this book: Genre: Sci-FiRelease date: November 25th 2021Page count: 544Series: The Common (#2) The Blurb: Vakov Fukasawa is a Reaper. An elite soldier … Continue reading Blindspace by Jeremy Szal: Review
So I first reviewed this book June 29th 2020 on my 'Booktube' account but realised I didn't have it on here and since I'm reading Jade War & Jade Legacy very soon, I wanted the trifecta of reviews for this series here, my blog. Here is my review of Jade City. Some information about this … Continue reading Jade City by Fonda Lee: Review
This whole world of Norse stories, gods, giants, monsters and characters has been opened wide to me very recently and basically I. Love. It. Some information about this book: Genre: FantasyRelease date: February 7th 2017Page count: 301Series: Standalone The first thing to notice about this book is that there are two covers. I'm not sure … Continue reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: Review
Almost a year ago today I created The Oasis Discord channel. It was built for the purpose of reading through the Cosmere (Brandon Sanderson's inter-connected books) across a year with the support of others who also wanted to tackle Mistborn era 1, Mistborn era 2 and the large Stormlight Archive. The event was named Cosmere … Continue reading The 2022 SFF books as voted by YOU!!
For 2022 the team at The Oasis have been creating a new community event that lasts all year round. We already have the books we will be reading as a discord which will be revealed very soon on this blog but sometimes you might not want to read a set book, maybe it's not your … Continue reading The Oasis Badge Bingo coming 2022!