The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

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  • “ This is for those ready to dive headfirst in a pool of blood and an insane mind as they watch emperors rise and fall” ….so…basically this book was written for me then?🤔🤔
    Haha…seriously, this sounds terrific indeed. I have never heard of this author, nor have I read any fantasy novels for a while (being stuck in the grim, far future of Warhammer 40k novels as of late), this sounds like one of those books, to change themes with for a while (that said, of course I first want to read the previous two installments. Love the cover as well! And of course it goes without saying, loved your review for it!😊

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    • Hahahah this series might indeed be. 😉 I’m glad to hear that you’re still in the whole Warhammer 40k universe like Dawie and company! I have to plunge into those to see if they would appeal to me. I do hope you get the chance to try this one out if you ever crave for a character-driven story! Thanks for reading, my man. Always a pleasure to see you take the time to do so for my posts. 😉

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      • The Warhammer 40k Universe is vast, and has a lot of books which can be somewhat overwhelming at first. If you ever need some recommendations on where to start, let me know! 😊

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  • I like the idea of the psychological aspect of the book. But…..
    I should probably go check out your previous reviews and see if it would be worth wading through.

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  • Great review Lashaan! The book really seems captivating and for sure the author’s style contributes to it a lot. I am very curious to check this series out now! Thanks for sharing 😊

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  • I’m not familiar with this series or the author. And I haven’t yet ventured much into grimdark territory, though I’ve been curious to try it. Perhaps when I decide to enter that dark forest I’ll think back to this review and give this series a try. Good stuff, Lashaan!

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  • Unfortunately for me I have not found the time – yet! – to move beyond the first volume of this series, but now that I’ve read your review I am firmly set on finishing it one of these days because it’s clear that the promises of that first book were not only fulfilled but expanded as well… And I’m happy to learn that the very peculiar writing style – one of the best elements of volume 1 – is a consistent feature of the overall story.
    Thank you so much for sharing this! 🙂

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    • What?! The Great Maddalena hasn’t been able to complete a trilogy?! 😮 😮 😮 If you enjoyed the first volume, then I believe the rest is history. You’ll have a blast with them and you’ll see how she just continues to perfect her art with each volume too. Hope you get around to them soon! Happy reading! 😀

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      • There are more unfinished series in my TBR, Lashaan, than are dreamt of in your philosophy! 😀 😀
        (and here I hope the Bard will not be turning in his grave for my misquote…)
        But I will get there, one of these days…

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  • This book sounds sooooo good and totally speaks to me but why…oh…why…does it have to be a series!!?? I’m never good with series!! :(( So far I’m only about to complete RF Kuang’s The Poppy War series. Have you read it? Fantastic review as always, Lashaan!

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  • I’m hesitant to pick up this series; it’s been an uneven ride for many bloggers, and the vision of yet another series of bricks kind of puts me off. Nevertheless, you make it sound very exciting, Lashaan! Great review, as always! 😀

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    • I completely understand. The first book wasn’t a completely mind-blowing experience for me too. I just gave the second book a try because… why not… and I ended up getting used to the writing style and was curious to see where the story would go afterward too hahah Hope you figure out if it’s something you want to try out someday though! Thanks for reading, Ola! 😀

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  • Okay this review is making me question my choices – HOW THE HELL DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS SERIES?!? Because it sounds AWESOMEEEE!! I am definitely reading this one before the year’s end! 😍😍😍😍😍😍 LOVED THE REVIEW SO SO MUCH, Lashaan!

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  • It’s been a long, long, extra long while since I’ve read a fantasy, world-building novel. I have been just “reading” them vicariously or rather indirectly through your reviews, alth to you don’t give spoilers. You might start looking into doing cliff notes some day. Imagine that, for those of us so entrenched in certain genres and have just so much time to in est in other genres, you can provide us the readers digest view of these fantasy epics. It can be the same length as your reviews since we just have so much time to read anyway.

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    • What have you been reading these past months instead, Karina? 😀 I can definitely understand not tackling as many fantasy books as I do but I find SFF to offer so much escapism that it’s hard to ever say no to it. On top of everything that comic books offer too, I’m definitely full of ways to escape our reality. 😀 Hahahaah that cliff notes idea sounds fun for those who just want to know what the stories are about without going through the author’s writing and all the meticulous building they do! 😛

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      • I’ve been reading suspense, thrillers, action books. The days of when I read science fiction and comic books was when I was in high school. I was really into them. Then I had gone through a period of Harlequin romance when I was in grade school going into high school and Danielle Steele type books when I was pregnant with my first child. I had gone through periods of staying with one genre for a period of time. Since I started working full time, I’ve just been heavily into the thrillers, although in between all these different periods, horror books have always been interspersed there. hahaha

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