The Valley of Horses by Jean M. Auel is great historical fiction which is the second book of Earth’s Children Series. Earth’s Children Series show how things happened after last Ice age. The Valley of Horses is about the time, Ayla, the heroine of the Earth’s Children Series spends in this beautiful valley. Story is all about nature, Animals and the way of life as how it happened thousands of years ago before all major civilizations started. Jean M. Auel is extremely good at detailing every tiny thing, which take you in to story and make you feel like you are there watching all these events unfolding in real life. Author makes the reader live inside the story let them feel the emotions the characters in book. I’m a action, thriller, comedy fan but I enjoyed this novel a lot. I can tell same about all books of this Earth’s Children Series and all of those novels show how the talent of wonderful author.
Going Home by Harriet Evans is a cool British chick lit novel. It’s a simple novel but I have to say its pretty good. It’s not one of the greatest Chick lit novels or one of the funniest chick lit novels but still you can enjoy the book without getting bored.
Twenty something Lizzy Walter is living the good life, working in London at a film–production company and visiting her family’s manor in the country whenever she wants a change. Until, still stung over her boyfriend’s betrayal, she arrives home for Christmas with her sister Jess and cousin Tom to discover that Keeper House must be sold to pay her adored, but unreliable, Uncle Mike’s debts. Her family seems to have accepted the loss of their ancestral home, but she is in denial, so that while they are planning her aunt Chin’s wedding and packing up the house, she sequesters herself in her London apartment and broods, using sex as a panacea but refusing to commit to any relationships.
Sabriel by Garth Nix is another great Fantasy Novel which should be read by all Fantasy novel fans. I guess anyone who love the Lord of the ring series gonna love this Fantasy novel. I have to say I enjoyed the book very much. I think I’m falling for Fantasy novels.
After receiving a cryptic message from her father, Abhorsen, a necromancer trapped in Death, 18-year-old Sabriel sets off into the Old Kingdom. Fraught with peril and deadly trickery, her journey takes her to a world filled with parasitical spirits, Mordicants, and Shadow Hands. Unlike other necromancers, who raise the dead, Abhorsen lays the disturbed dead back to rest. This obliges him–and now Sabriel, who has taken on her father’s title and duties–to slip over the border into the icy river of Death, sometimes battling the evil forces that lurk there, waiting for an opportunity to escape into the realm of the living. Desperate to find her father, and grimly determined to help save the Old Kingdom from destruction by the horrible forces of the evil undead, Sabriel endures almost impossible exhaustion, violent confrontations, and terrifying challenges to her supernatural abilities–and her destiny.
Now I can’t wait to read second and third novels of Abhorsen Trilogy. Garth Nix‘s writing style is great and he knows how to built a story well. Sabriel
is a great book for both young and adult fantasy novel fans though it was written for Young readers. If you check reviews at Amazon.com you ll find how good the book is.
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud is a fantasy novel which I enjoyed a lot. I have justed finished reading it and now I want to find the second book of The Bartimaeus Trilogy, which is The Golem’s Eye. This novel reminds me the Harry Potter which is the most famous Fantasy novel of all times. But There are differences specially in main characters.
When five-year-old Nathaniel’s parents sell him to the government to become a magician’s apprentice, the boy is stripped of his past and is given over for training to a grim, mid-level magician from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Over the next seven years, Nathaniel studies the lessons given by his cold master, but in secret he delves into advanced magic books, gaining skill beyond his years: he summons a djinn to steal the powerful amulet of Samarkand. Inspired by a desire for revenge, this bold act leads to danger and death.
If you like Fantasy Novels which are about magic then you are gonna enjoy The Amulet of Samarkand a lot. The story is written in cool way, Nathaniel’s third-person narrative alternates with the first-person telling of Bartimaeus the djinn, a memorable and highly entertaining character. This is the first novel of The Bartimaeus Trilogy and if you read this you will be want to read the second book. Amazon.com has lot of positive reviews about The Amulet of Samarkand, highly rating the book.
Night Watch is the 28th book of Terry Pratchett‘s DiscWorld Series. The 28th addition to Pratchett’s “Discworld” series explores time travel and historical inevitability with cleverness and humor. The author’s talent for comedy does not falter as he continues to set the standard for comic fantasy. Terry Pratchett is one of best British Comedy novel writers. I have read around 15 Discworld novels and love those all. These books are really fun to read.
Sam Vimes, Commander of Ankh-Morpork’s City Watch, can’t complain. He has a title, his wife is due to give birth to their first child any moment and he hasn’t had to pound a beat in ages but that doesn’t stop him from missing certain bits of his old life. Thank goodness there’s work to be done. Vimes manages to corner a murderer, Carcer, on the library dome at Unseen University during a tremendous storm, only to be zapped back in time 30 years, to an Ankh-Morpork where the Watch is a joke, the ruling Patrician mad and the city on the verge of rebellion. Three decades earlier, a man named John Keel took over the Night Watch and taught young Sam Vimes how to be a good cop before dying in that rebellion. Unfortunately, in this version of the past, Carcer has killed Keel. The only way Vimes can hope to return home and ensure he has a future to return home to is to take on Keel’s role.
Night Watch has most of usual DiscWorld characters, but this time story tells us about their early days. ‘young’ Vimes, Fred Colon as a corporal, Nobby Nobbs as a street urchin, Reg Shoe as a non-zombie revolutionary and a young new street vendor named Dibbler just starting out. It was to read this book. Reminds you the movie “Back to the Future”.