Where are you in Fantasyland? April, 2022


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Where are you in Fantasyland? April, 2022

huhtikuu 2, 2022, 1:34 pm

New month, new thread.

huhtikuu 2, 2022, 3:43 pm

Ooops I should have noticed hehe
And yes, humouress, that's the one - apparently those names are the UK ones.

huhtikuu 3, 2022, 9:34 am

In London and The Rookery.

huhtikuu 3, 2022, 10:45 am

I'm back to the Blackflame Empire with Skysworn.

huhtikuu 4, 2022, 8:15 pm

I'm in London in Tales from the Folly.

huhtikuu 5, 2022, 4:47 pm

I'm about 80% through The Stone of Farewell, which is book two of Memory, Sorrow, Thorn by Tad Williams. I am liking it a bit better than book one. The extensive table-setting in the first book now allows me to better appreciate the characters and their role in the lore. The many plot threads have stepped up the pace as well.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 5, 2022, 9:41 pm

>6 drmamm:, an old favourite of mine. Glad someone can read it now for the first time and still enjoy it.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 6, 2022, 3:12 pm

>6 drmamm: Another fan of that four book trilogy. Tad has a tendency to write four book trilogies.

huhtikuu 6, 2022, 5:45 pm

>8 seitherin:, a tendency? I think he believes that's the definition.

huhtikuu 7, 2022, 12:22 am

>8 seitherin:
OK -- I'll bite. How can something be a four book trilogy?

huhtikuu 7, 2022, 4:31 am

>10 rshart3: I agree, hehe - I just call them 4-book series.

huhtikuu 7, 2022, 8:45 am

I've left The traitor Baru Cormorant in Aurdwynn and am in Manchester reading The Stranger Times.

huhtikuu 7, 2022, 11:46 am

Solving a missing person's case with Nico and Philip in Astreiant, with Fairs' Point.

huhtikuu 7, 2022, 11:47 am

>13 Niko: I love that series!

huhtikuu 7, 2022, 2:42 pm

>14 Sakerfalcon: ,>13 Niko:
Thanks for the tips! I love Melissa Scott (read tons of her SF) but wasn't aware of this series.

huhtikuu 7, 2022, 5:47 pm

>11 ScarletBea: >10 rshart3: >9 Cecrow: They are four book trilogies because they start life as a three book series. It is what he is contracted to write. But once he gets to the third book, *things* happen and all of a sudden it takes two books to finish. His four book trilogies are kind of a running joke for those of us who've known him since Tailchaser's Song and the old Yahoo email group days--(can't remember what they were actually called)--back in 1997.

huhtikuu 7, 2022, 6:54 pm

>16 seitherin:, at least with Otherland he planned it from the get-go, I believe.

huhtikuu 8, 2022, 7:40 am

>10 rshart3: I'm old enough to remember when the 4 part trilogy was invented. See A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts

huhtikuu 8, 2022, 10:33 am

>15 rshart3: , >14 Sakerfalcon:

I really love it, too! It's one of the rare series for me where I really feel like I'm stepping into a unique world, without the author being all showy about it. And the characters and mystery elements are just a delight.

huhtikuu 12, 2022, 1:41 pm

I finished a side-read of Around the World in 80 Days. I had only ever "read" it as a children's version when I was young and then various video games and movies over the years. I have to say, I'm unreasonably annoyed that the big drama in the end could have been avoided if, at any time, Passepartout might have said "Oh, by the way, Mr. Fogg, this Fix fellow who you keep helping to travel with us is a police detective who thinks you're a bank robber." I mean, wtf?

Currently reading The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I've gone into this suspecting it's going to be a bit too fluffy and plotless for my tastes, and as of about the 30% mark, that expectation is holding true.

huhtikuu 13, 2022, 10:03 pm

I've been gardening with Bryony and Roses.

huhtikuu 14, 2022, 8:28 am

Still going around Deverry, now on Dawnspell. I'm reading the 4 in one go :)

huhtikuu 14, 2022, 12:36 pm

Finished A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, and yeah, it was not my cup of tea.

Moving on to cleanse my palate a bit with a visit to an "is-this-really-fantasy-or-just-historical-fiction?" version of Camelot in a re-read of The Winter Prince.

huhtikuu 14, 2022, 2:38 pm

In the animal person world with Oli Cottonmouth in A Snake Falls to Earth.

huhtikuu 14, 2022, 10:51 pm

>23 Niko: My wife and I tried listening to that one a couple of days ago and after I fell asleep twice during the endless resume argument, we gave up.

Recently spent some time on Krynn (Dragonlance) reading The Messenger, the first book in a trilogy that I missed when it came out.

huhtikuu 15, 2022, 5:17 am

>24 curioussquared: I enjoyed that book a lot. I like the way the world is structured, and I wasn't familiar with that tradition before.

huhtikuu 15, 2022, 4:45 pm

>25 Karlstar:, Dragonlance! A series I carefully avoid re-reading, not to spoil the fond memories.

huhtikuu 15, 2022, 7:57 pm

Hogwarts. Rereading the Harry Potter series in english after I previously read it in my own language. Actually it doesn't do much difference. Probably I'm just reading a bit slower.

huhtikuu 18, 2022, 11:23 am

In Kithamar with Age of Ash.

huhtikuu 19, 2022, 2:15 am

In a Seattle with magic, watching a heist unfold to deliver Comeuppance served cold.

huhtikuu 19, 2022, 10:33 am

>26 karenb: I really liked it too! I did feel like it was a little slow until the two storylines merged. I think I liked her first novel Elatsoe better for that reason, but they were both great.

huhtikuu 21, 2022, 6:07 am

I'm in Roche Royale navigating A labyrinth of scions and sorcery. This is a great series!

huhtikuu 21, 2022, 12:19 pm

I'm back in Chicago with Harry Dresden in Battle Ground.

huhtikuu 22, 2022, 6:29 am

I'm trying to divest my tbr shelves of The Curse of Chalion.

huhtikuu 22, 2022, 10:52 am

>34 AHS-Wolfy:, I see the irony, if that stayed on the shelf too long, lol

huhtikuu 25, 2022, 1:53 pm

Now I'm in London in What Abigail Did That Summer.

huhtikuu 25, 2022, 7:20 pm

In Caprona with the Montanas and Petrocchis, in The Magicians of Caprona.

huhtikuu 25, 2022, 8:26 pm

I'm on the Chalk with the Wintersmith.

huhtikuu 25, 2022, 10:59 pm

Just left 1920s Mexico & the timeless Mayan underworld of the gods of death -- Gods of Jade and Shadow. It was a good concept, the details rang true, and the ending was good; but although I enjoyed it, somehow I failed to completely engage with it. I think I'll try Mexican Gothic and see what I think & feel.

toukokuu 2, 2022, 1:04 pm