Reading, reading, and suddenly there’s a tape recorder. Wait, when was this written? 1978. Wow. It’s a great story, and a lot of the best fight scenes take place in a canyon, so there would be no cell reception anyhow. Great story, beautiful Arizona scenery, nice cultural bits, and a fine mystery.
At one point, I loved this series. Now, can’t even finish it. Oh well, tastes change.
Tom Holt – for when you’re in the mood for sillyness. Of course there’s a plot, too, and Good vs Evil (but who is on which side?) and pretty elves, ugly goblins, gold, gold into straw, and war. But mostly, oy. Silly and fun.
Mom and Dad died, so Pal (seriously, that his name) sells the farm and heads off to the capital. He is a magician (maker) and fights pretty well, so he’ll just sign up to be a Champion. Doesn’t work out so well, so he goes back to the farm – and Makes, and the Merlin-figure … More The Spark by David Drake
The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell Iorich (Vlad Taltos #12) by Steven Brust Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman Pretty, pretty cover. Also, good story. Youngest Space Hero Ever meets the Space Princess. Disaster strikes. Lovely presentation, with The Inquisition interrogating Our Hero at the start of each chapter (spoiler, that means he lives through the adventure) and then the chapter laying out all the ways that Our … More Judging A Book by It’s Cover, Take II
Luke Skywalker… this one’s for you.
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner 4 star. YA. Must wait for sequel. Grump. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 5 star. Dystopia. Read it way back when, re-read because the trilogy is done. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin 5 star. Dystopia. Goal: Find Your Daughter. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin 5 … More Evil Evil Cliffhangers
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley 5 star. The princess pricked her finger, and… Not the story you’d expect. Read all her books. ALL OF THEM. Omnitopia: Dawn by Diane Duane 5 star. standalone book. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff 5 star trilogy conclusion The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst 4 star. sequel. … More SFF Good Times
Watership Down by Richard Adams Old, old story. Still good. Alt cover, for people who are much to grown-up to read books about animals.