The Sobeks – Part 2

Welcome to the second part of The Sobeks – my annual award ceremony to honour my very favourite reads.

In case you missed my last post, this is a brief look back at everything that I read last year so I can share with you my absolute favourites. As you are aware, I can sometimes be quite a harsh reviewer and books have to do a lot to earn 4+ stars from me on Goodreads and Amazon.

There actually weren’t any books in April that made the cut this year, but here is a selection of my favourites from May and June, including links to my reviews and where you can buy them for yourself!

May

The Beasts of Grimheart by Kieran Larwood

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Page Count: 320 pages

Series: The Five Realms #3

Genre: Fantasy

Review: [Link]

Buy it here: [Link]

Synopsis:

The bard looks up at the three figures. They have black hooded cloaks and long robes. From the holes in their masks, three pairs of eyes watch him: cold, calm, emotionless.’Yes,’ says the bard. ‘They’re bonedancers. You don’t need to sound quite so excited, though. They have come to kill me.’

And so it is that the bard and and his young apprentice Rue are taken to Spinestone, the temple warren of the bonedancers. It is here that the bard is ordered to retell the tale that has got him in so much trouble…and so to the next instalment in the astonishing tale of Podkin One-Ear…

Podkin, Paz and Pook once again find their home under threat, but this time they are ready to fight! Podkin and the others leave for Sparrowfast to ask their uncle for the use of his magic bow. It’s the one weapon that could save them all. But as they flee into the forest depths, it seems they have been betrayed…

 

June

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Page Count: 368 pages

Series: N/A

Genre: Fantasy

Review: [Link]

Buy it here: [Link]

Synopsis:

Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.

Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.

Will they be enough to break the curse?

Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? …

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