The king is crowned, people are knighted, people are born, people die, people get hurt. In short, life goes on. People with magic conspire, get educated, get in trouble, try to learn from their mistakes, make new mistakes. This is very much a continuation of the saga. Disclaimer, I didn’t read the previous books, and … More The King’s Deryni by Katherine Kurtz
I loved the first 2 books of this series – a teenage girl suddenly is able to travel between worlds? And someone, no a whole group of someones, want to kill her for it? Jesse finds out more info and resolves most of the problems in the first trilogy, while the ending clearly opens up … More Dreamweaver by C.S. Friedman
I don’t usually read romance, and I don’t usually like conspiracies. This book is smoking hot and the conspiracy doesn’t intrude too much. The series had to potential to trip one of do-not-finish wires: The wise yet hot guy guides the completely ignorant girl, and ends up taking her to bed – shades of teacher … More Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
Fun story. Gods coming to life is the stuff of comic books, and while this story had no pictures, the descriptions were absolutely wonderful. No Spoiler Story-line: Sam and Dean are 2 brothers who battle the Monster of the Week and win. Nice story technique: Sam’s flashback seems like spacing out and going to a … More Mythmaker by Tim Waggoner
Fair warning: If you snicker at the snark, don’t read this book in public. Worst wedding plan ever: Loki wants his daughter to marry someone. This can’t go well. And apparently, Loki is not even the Worst Dad Ever ™. Wow, nice job, Riordan. I’d like Thor’s hammer to bash some awful family relationships, please. … More The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
If the gods are both Greek & Roman, then their separate halves have to stay separate or they get confused. OK. I like the ‘Greco-Roman gods are cos-playing’ explanation better, but this makes for a better plot. We follow Percy, Leo, and Annabeth as they work their way through various trials, monsters, and tricky clues. … More The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Toby’s bachelorette party should have nothing more dangerous than drunk karaoke… we-the-reader know that’s not going last for long. What’s a more natural companion to pre-wedding than family strife? Oh wow. Just wow. Worst family reunion EVER. Poor Toby.