Where are you in Fantasyland? September 2018


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Where are you in Fantasyland? September 2018

Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.

syyskuu 1, 2018, 1:05 pm

Getting the new month started.

Still reading The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction January/February 2018.

syyskuu 2, 2018, 6:08 am

I'm just jumping between Westeros and Discworld...

syyskuu 2, 2018, 4:53 pm

syyskuu 2, 2018, 6:07 pm

I'm heading into the Wyld with Bloody Rose and her band.

syyskuu 2, 2018, 7:13 pm

syyskuu 4, 2018, 7:36 am

Finished up An Ambush of Shadows, which clearly indicates for the first time how this Pelbar Cycle series is aiming to end. Looking forward to the last two books.

syyskuu 4, 2018, 10:14 am

Canada. I hadn't read Tanya Huff before, but I intend to remedy that. I've moved from Calgary to Cape Breton Island, following the Gale family's exploits in the second of the Enchantment Emporium series, The Wild Ways.

It's refreshing to spend time in the bracing north. I'm learning geography as well as spending time with an intriguing clan.

syyskuu 4, 2018, 4:56 pm

Taking a deep breath and jumping into Fool's Assassin. Took me a while to feel "ready" to take on the series. These characters are so dear to me, and I know I can count on Hobb to put them through the ringer one more time.

syyskuu 5, 2018, 7:37 am

I'm in L'Empire Celeste with an Alchemy of masques and mirrors.

syyskuu 5, 2018, 3:31 pm

Back in the Wyld, with the release of Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames. So excited for this installment!

syyskuu 6, 2018, 1:37 pm

I'm in Blackeberg, near Stockholm in Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

syyskuu 6, 2018, 2:04 pm

I'm re-reading Tigana.

syyskuu 6, 2018, 5:17 pm

>8 Niko: Niko Oh yes, Hobb makes her characters suffer again. But I wouldn't have missed any of it for the world. I bawled at the end but it was cathartic crying.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 8, 2018, 11:55 am

I've just left mediaeval Moscow and The Girl in the Tower.

syyskuu 7, 2018, 12:00 pm

I picked up The Fall of Gondolin at the library and am just starting to look at it.

syyskuu 7, 2018, 3:59 pm

I'm still in Eileanan at The Pool of Two Moons.

Though I have just finished a sojourn in Singapore with Singaporean Chinese who are Crazy Rich Asians; so fabulously wealthy that they can get Google Earth to erase satellite images of their properties. Counts as fantasy for me!

syyskuu 8, 2018, 10:03 am

It's off to the Discworld with the Thief of Time.

syyskuu 11, 2018, 3:31 pm

Add a re-read of The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay to my reading rotation.

syyskuu 11, 2018, 9:48 pm

>18 seitherin: One of my all-time favorite books.

My current read isn't great for bedtime, so as I retire I'm visiting Earthsea and The Farthest Shore for the nth time.

syyskuu 11, 2018, 10:17 pm

>19 Jim53: I read it the first time almost exactly 20 years ago. Pure coincidence that I chose to re-read it now.

And I finished one of my other rotation books so I'm adding in The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin.

syyskuu 15, 2018, 9:10 am

Heading back to the land of Eretz for Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

syyskuu 16, 2018, 1:00 am

About to embark for Bingtown in the Ship of Magic.

syyskuu 16, 2018, 10:16 am

On the home stretch with Wheel of Time. The Gathering Storm, which is the first of the Brandon Sanderson books. I also learned in the forward that Robert Jordan only planned for one more book beyond Knife of Dreams, but there was so much material that Sanderson had to split it into three books.

syyskuu 17, 2018, 12:04 am

>23 drmamm: Well, the original series (of twelve) was supposed to be a trilogy ...

syyskuu 17, 2018, 11:09 am

>23 drmamm:, yup, it was a big uproar when Sanderson chose to do that. He explained himself at length on his web site and it was interesting reading, both at the time and now: https://brandonsanderson.com/splitting-amol/

syyskuu 17, 2018, 1:21 pm

In some sort of pseudo-Germany (or at least they use German words a lot... not much particularly German about the setting otherwise that I've noticed) planning a heist in It Takes a Thief to Start a Fire.

syyskuu 17, 2018, 7:59 pm

I just finished Red Rising by Pierce Brown, but I won't be returning to dystopian Mars in the future at least his version of it.

syyskuu 17, 2018, 10:22 pm

I'm wandering around Manhattan in a re-read of Gene Wolfe's Free Live Free.

syyskuu 18, 2018, 4:23 am

I bought the The Shepard's Crown quite a while ago.
I keep putting off reading it 'cos i KNOW THAT Granny dies and Terry won't be writing any more books :-(
And...and...I have been reading him from the start, where I first just thought he was just an average fantasy writer!
So I have just started reading it...s.l.o.w.l.e.y

Hey great news. I can re-read all 43 novels again :-)

syyskuu 18, 2018, 8:13 pm

I'm in Ravka with Shadow and Bone.

syyskuu 20, 2018, 4:43 am

I'm in an alternate Venice under The shadow of the lion.

syyskuu 20, 2018, 11:15 am

I'm starting my third read of Dorothy Dunnett's wonderful, historic, epic Lymond Chronicles, with the first book Game of Kings. I mention it here because the set has many of the characteristics of an epic fantasy series, without the magic. Many members of this group would enjoy them.

syyskuu 20, 2018, 11:18 am

>32 rshart3:, not in my TBR pile yet, but that series has been on my radar for a while. For similar reasons and same status, Maurice Druon's The Iron King.

syyskuu 21, 2018, 10:33 am

Yes, I've always heard that about the Lymond Chronicles being a good read for fantasy fans. I downloaded a Kindle sample of the first book once and it seemed a rather dense read, but it's still in my "secondary" TBR pile beyond that.

My current read:

Just started Magic Mirrors, a collection of John Bellairs' works that were written for adults. I've read The Face in the Frost and The Pedant and the Shuffly before, and have had them on my "due for a reread" list for a while, plus I'm looking forward to checking out "St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies" and "The Dolphin Cross", his unfinished sequel to Face in the Frost.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 23, 2018, 2:03 pm

Finished The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay. Still a favorite.

syyskuu 26, 2018, 5:24 am

Starting The Silmarillion, with some trepidation. It has been sitting on my bookshelf unread for many years.

syyskuu 26, 2018, 7:42 am

>36 JP000:. Tor.com is doing a good series on that, sort of a read-along: https://www.tor.com/series/the-silmarillion-primer/

syyskuu 27, 2018, 7:53 pm

Time to try and finish off the Demon Cycle. I'm picking back up with The Skull Throne.

syyskuu 28, 2018, 12:54 am

I'm in Ellingburg with Thomas Piety and the Pious Men in Priest of Bones by Peter McLean.

syyskuu 28, 2018, 9:17 am

>37 Cecrow:: That's just what I need. Hopefully it will save me a lot of the back and forward to the index that I'm already doing.

syyskuu 29, 2018, 6:57 pm

Finished The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin. A satisfying end to the trilogy.

lokakuu 1, 2018, 8:50 am