Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee: Review

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

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson: 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

Giants

Spells and Spaceships

By Benedict @BookishBenny

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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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: 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