The Book Rookie – The Gentleman Bastards Sequence

"Nice bird, arsehole." Out of context, that quote is just fun to say. In context, nestled into the pages of Scott Lynch'sย The Lies of Locke Lamora, it's one of the single funniest lines in any book I've ever read. The Gentleman Bastards series holds countless laughs among its pages, and the story is more fun…

The Book Rookie – The Kingkiller Chronicle

Welcome back to The Book Rookie, everyone! Last year, we kicked off a series aimed at getting me, the eponymous Book Rookie, up to speed with some of the biggest fantasy and science fiction books available. We started off the series with Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy. Here are the first three installments of The Book…

Book Talk: Moby Dick And The Black Leviathan

We here at The Quill to Live like to have weird and frankly bizarre conversations about books, and we decided to record one of them. This time Alex and Andrew decided to compare two books that are similar to one another, but have an outrageous time gap between them. Not only that, but they take…

The Book Rookie – The Hero of Ages

We're back with another installment of The Book Rookie! This time, Alex and Andrew join cole to discuss The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson's thrilling conclusion to the original Mistborn trilogy! Just catching up? Listen to our discussions about Mistborn and The Well of Ascension before you dive in. And enjoy our shiny new musical…

The Book Rookie – The Well Of Ascension

We are back with part two of The Book Rookie - Mistborn. Today we're talking about the second book in the series: The Well of Ascension, by Brandon Sanderson. Unlike our discussion of the first book in the series, this discussion inherently needs to have some spoilers - but we tried to minimize them as…

The Book Rookie – Mistborn: The Final Empire

Today, we kick off a new series: The Book Rookie! The Book Rookie is essentially a book club in which Cole (the eponymous rookie) reads flagship fantasy and sci-fi books, then discusses them with readers who have more experience with the genre. This isn't a book club for niche reads. We're talking big series: The…

The Priory Of The Orange Tree – A QTL Discussion

Today we have another audio review from Andrew and Alex. This time we are digging into the critically acclaimed The Priory Of The Orange Tree, by Samantha Shannon. It is a giant standalone book that serves as a great introduction to epic fantasy. The review is without spoilers, so jump on in and find out…