Where are you in Fantasyland? June, 2021


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Where are you in Fantasyland? June, 2021

kesäkuu 2, 2021, 6:31 am

I am in the world of the Five Gods, following Penric's Progress.

kesäkuu 4, 2021, 11:53 am

I'm back to the Enchanted Forest and Searching for Dragons.

kesäkuu 4, 2021, 12:42 pm

I'm at the Osthorne Academy for Young Mages in Magic for Liars.

kesäkuu 4, 2021, 1:30 pm

I'm also at an academy! Following Nevarre Burelle to cadet academy in Shaman's Crossing, the first of the Soldier Son trilogy by Robin Hobb.

So far it's not as engrossing as the Elderlings books but the characters are interesting.

kesäkuu 4, 2021, 3:32 pm

finished Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo. added Juniper Wiles by Charles de Lint to my rotation.

kesäkuu 5, 2021, 9:30 pm

Now I'm in Atlanta where Magic Shifts.

kesäkuu 9, 2021, 8:17 pm

I finished up Nice Dragons Finish Last (on audiobook) and The Bone Houses (regular reading). Enjoyed both of them quite a bit.

The audiobook of Nice Dragons Finish Last was a lot of fun. It's a dialogue-heavy book, and the narrator does a great job with the character voices. I look forward to spending more time with this cast and meeting other members of the Heartstriker family (I assume we do meet more of them in further books).

The Bone Houses has one of my favorite YA heroines I've read in a while, and has a lot more heart than a book I went into knowing mainly that it "had zombies".

Currently moving on to more vampiric topics (appropriately in 1800's London) with Hide Me Among the Graves.

kesäkuu 11, 2021, 8:16 pm

I finished Warbreaker last night. For once I agree with the majority of the reviews I've read - a very strong effort by Brandon Sanderson. The ending was a bit abrupt, but the plotlines still wrap up in typical Sanderson fashion. It could easily have a sequel (or two), but I believe that Stormlight and Mistborn Era 2 will take up 100% of his Cosmere energy for now. As a bonus, he writes short commentaries on every chapter which give the reader additional insight to his process.

I'm skipping back to SF with Inversions.

kesäkuu 12, 2021, 7:36 am

I'm about to have a bite to eat at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

kesäkuu 14, 2021, 9:10 am

I am in the Aztec empire with the Master of the House of Darts.

kesäkuu 14, 2021, 9:28 am

>11 Sakerfalcon: What a coincidence! So am I!

kesäkuu 14, 2021, 9:44 am

>12 tardis: Yay! It's great to have your company!

kesäkuu 14, 2021, 2:55 pm

finished Juniper Wiles by Charles de Lint. enjoyed it. next up is After the Downfall by Harry Turtledove.

kesäkuu 15, 2021, 6:06 am

>14 seitherin: I used to buy everything by CDL as soon as it was published, but he dropped off my radar a few years ago. This one sounds like he is back on good form.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 16, 2021, 1:25 pm

Just treated myself to The Illustrated Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett. Sorry can't seem to get Touchstone to link correctly for this. Big fan of Sir Terry and this is a beautiful edition of the first City Watch Discworld novel. As there are sadly no new books that we shall see, at least we can have some of these beautiful new editions.
Lovely re-read with some gorgeous prints and drawings.

kesäkuu 17, 2021, 12:18 am

I've recently started visiting Canada with Son of a Trickster.

kesäkuu 17, 2021, 8:34 pm

It's back to the Enchanted Forest where I'm Calling on Dragons.

kesäkuu 18, 2021, 3:51 pm

>17 Kanarthi: Was the recent tv show "Trickster" based on that...?

kesäkuu 20, 2021, 10:44 pm

Taking a dip into sci-fi territory with Remnant Population.

kesäkuu 21, 2021, 4:24 pm

could not be bothered to read more of After the Downfall by Harry Turtledove.

kesäkuu 21, 2021, 11:12 pm

>19 Niko: According to wikipedia, it was indeed. That's the first I have heard of this tv show! I might have to check it out. I'm still in the first half of the book, but so far it would translate quite well to television, I believe.

kesäkuu 22, 2021, 1:41 pm

>22 Kanarthi: I only managed to catch the first few episodes, but it seemed like it could get good. I was intrigued by the setting... both for being primarily focused on Native Peoples, and also specifically the Canadian experience for that. :)

kesäkuu 22, 2021, 2:27 pm

I'm cycling back to alternate Atlanta for Magic Stars, a short story, and then Magic Binds.

kesäkuu 22, 2021, 9:36 pm

>23 Niko: I'll definitely have to check out at least the first episode, but I plan to wait until I finish the book (and possibly also the sequel).

kesäkuu 23, 2021, 11:15 am

>23 Niko: Okay, upon actually finishing the book (quite good, although the fantasy elements to come to the forefront relatively slowly), I have revised my estimate that it is a great fit for a television show. It's very character focused, but the supernatural elements in the action-heavy climax could very easily go wrong. I'll still probably watch at least one episode to see.

kesäkuu 23, 2021, 9:03 pm

I'm stepping outside of SF/Fantasy for a bit to read The Count of Monte Cristo - the unabridged Penguin version, which seems to have received the best reviews in terms of the translation into English.

kesäkuu 24, 2021, 3:52 am

Roaming the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms in The Kingdom of Gods. (I read the first book when it came out, but I never did finish the trilogy -- until now.)

kesäkuu 24, 2021, 12:12 pm

>27 drmamm: That's the version I read, too. It might not be fantasy, but it's certainly fantastic :)

kesäkuu 25, 2021, 4:42 am

I'm in Cedonia following Penric's travels.

kesäkuu 25, 2021, 5:44 am

I'm still in Daevabad for the end of the trilogy, with Empire of gold.
What an amazing series!!!

kesäkuu 29, 2021, 9:07 am

>31 ScarletBea: I'm glad you are enjoying it - I had such fun with it too and consider it the best thing I read last year. The author is very clever, and I think it ends really well.

kesäkuu 29, 2021, 11:23 pm

Just finished Juniper Wiles by Charles de Lint. He wasn't in his top form, but still plenty of magic, and enjoyable. It was more a novella, but did end with a hint of future adventures for Juniper. I recently reread Someplace to be Flying -- now there's de Lint top form -- and it was fun to meet some of those folks again.

kesäkuu 30, 2021, 8:42 am

In St. Paul, looking into a Little Free Library.

kesäkuu 30, 2021, 12:41 pm

I'm in Vilnoc and Thasalon with Penric in The Assassins of Thasalon by Lois McMaster Bujold.

heinäkuu 1, 2021, 2:21 pm