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Jip J. Dekker

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I enjoy stories that help me escape from the real world. That's why I often immerse myself in Fantasy books

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Christopher Paolini: The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm (Hardcover, 2018, Penguin Books UK) 3 stars

A short little return to the world

2 stars

After finishing a huge series of books, I was looking to read some smaller and easier reads. This return to the world of Eragon had been on my list since I had seen it in a store and seemed to fit the bill. I think I was lucky that I did some re-reading of the old books before I dove in, since the author doesn't really re-introduce anything in the world. It is just assumed that you are still fully in the story (even though the last book was released quite a while ago). The story is split into three short-stories taking place in the world and sometimes with the characters from the original series. The stories are connected by chapters about Eragon, who is told the stories in some way or another. The stories are enjoyable, but there is nothing special and I was hoping for something more of …

reviewed A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time, #14)

Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson: A Memory of Light (2013, Orbit/Hachette) 4 stars


Book Fourteen of THE WHEEL OF TIME®

And it came to …

The end years of reading in the making

4 stars

Starting the new year by finishing the Wheel of Time series certainly feels like starting with quite an achievement. Having finished the series I find it hard to come to a conclusion about my opinion of the series. Above all this series is a well thought out (and carefully planned) fantasy epic. It really draws the reader into the world, and introduces many finer details that add to the experience. The authors put a lot of thought into how such a world would work. They don't settle for simplistic extensions of the world, but instead introduce many concepts and then let the ways these would be used depend on the characters in the story. Coming back to book 9 of the series, after finishing book 8 in 2015, has been a strange experience. I loved the books back then, and couldn't put them down. When I started reading again, however, …

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Fellowship of the Ring (AudiobookFormat, 2022, HarperCollins Publishers Limited) 4 stars

This brand-new unabridged audio book of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of …

Three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for mortal men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne; In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them; In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.

The Fellowship of the Ring by  (Lord of the Rings, #1) (13%)

Hearing Andy Serkis reading the verse of the rings of power gave me chills. This book remains one of the best fantasy books that I know, and this audiobooks really brings out the best in the story.