Where are you in Fantasyland? January, 2021
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Happy new year! My latest journey into fantasyland was to the Scholomance in A Deadly Education, and I loved every second of it.
Diving into a post-environmental-apocalypse version of... somewhere in the U.S., I presume, based on the previous two books... with Tool of War.
I'm visiting Mademoiselle Geraldine's one final time for Manners & Mutiny.
I’m revisiting Edgewood in Little, Big. One of my favourite books and perfect for this time of year.
I'm not sure exactly where I am geographically but in Body of Stars.
I'm traveling the continent alongside Geralt of Rivia in The Last Wish.
I haven't caught the name of the place yet but I'm setting out on The Bright and Breaking Sea.
About 10% into Mistborn: The Final Empire (aka "Mistborn"). So far so good.
I'm visiting the Drowning Empire with The bone shard daughter.
Just finished Travel Light by Naomi Mitchison. Really delightful. In a short span, she uses many classic fantasy/mythological themes, always in an original way. A slight flavor of dark cynicism, but overall lighthearted. Apparently Ursula Le Guin was very impressed with Mitchison, and I see why. You'll never see dragons or valkyries in quite the same way again.
>18 rshart3: Travel light is a wonderful book! It deserves to be much better known.
I'm in Camelot and the surrounding countryside in The Camelot Betrayal.
Back in Widdershins, Mass. re-reading the Whyborne and Griffin series by Jordan Hawk. My boyfriend was watching a show about Lovecraft and while watching I realized that this series had tons of Lovecraft references. I've never read anything by Lovecraft myself (not much of a straight on horror aficionado myself), but it made me want to do another re-read of the series.
I finished Mistborn The Final Empire last night. Pretty good! After Malazan and Wheel of Time (especially Malazan!) I had to adjust to a smaller-scale, more self-contained story. Once I stopped over-analyzing every sentence, I relaxed and just enjoyed the ride! Biggest positive: The ending (Sanderson is good at endings). Biggest negatives: Clumsy romance and relatively shallow characters. Vin and Sazed were well-done though. Kelsier was ok. I liked it enough to push on to Well of Ascension.