30 pages in, I give up. Story takes place in Albion, a common name for Merrie Olde England. Plot: Manly men fight, women are arm candy. I’ve met this plot before in The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1) by Bernard Cornwell (my 5 star review here: https://bookcarouselblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/the-last-kingdom-by-bernard-cornwell/) I thought I’d love the book, … More The Wolf by Leo Carew
When two people don’t quite fit into the crowd – he’s the Baron-to-be, she’s the witch – it must mean that they are meant for each other, right? But no. The square shape doesn’t fit into the round hole, but the dodecahedron doesn’t fit into the circle or the square. The Baron is dying, and … More I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
We’re putting the band back together… not the musical band. The war band. Why? Because one person’s daughter took up the warrior’s road and got well and truly trapped by a siege. Slogged through ~145 pages. Most boring book I’ve read in a long long time.
The prologue is very fast paced. The main book, I skipped here and there. Something is going on Up North. Mysterious messages, delivered mysteriously. A not-by-the-book hero. A medical officer who is a lot more observant than she ought to be. A completely unnecessary bed partner, who seems to be there because James Bond ™. … More Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson
How astonishing, a book featuring an older couple. Also a magical young woman who makes flowers grow where they had never been planted. She’s afraid of the cold, too – and always looking over her shoulder. Is she running from the cops or from her man? How many people are going to fall in love … More Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle
My hometown was freezing… so what better than to read a voyage through the frozen North? Couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting into it until someone looked at a pic of ‘the girlfriend.’ I’ve gotten used to books where women take an active role, not staying home to be ‘the girlfriend.’ Oh. So that’s … More Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen
I used to read lots of sword-and-sorcery, and this book has some of my favorite authors… I was so bored.