Memo to self – wait for the whole trilogy. The Story So Far: The Emberverse started with an SF bang – changing the laws of the universe! Two trilogies later, the next generation [tm] was straight up high fantasy, complete with a prince on a quest for a sword. OK, next generation recycled the quest … More Prince of Outcasts by S.M. Stirling
Lots of short stories, some marvelous, some not so great, one that I gave up on in middle. You might think that after so many books and short stories, there would be no ideas left, but that is laughably wrong. There are lots and lots of ideas, ranging from * ‘if W Virginia town came … More Ring of Fire 4 by Eric Flint
This book got interesting around page 200. Before that, there was witty repartee that wasn’t witty. The aristocrats were all boring. The most interesting character was the cat. There were naval battles fought in 3 dimensions because these sailing ships sailed the air. Lots of world building about living in spires with ‘habbles’ or habitats, … More The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
Memo: Never start reading an 800+ page book at 10PM, if you have any expectation of it being good 🙂 Knowing the future doesn’t mean Claire can change it. She can just keep her family out of the worst of the fighting. Maybe. Knowing his secret son is a British officer, Jamie will stay off … More An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
There can never be enough of the Abhorsen trilogy. That is all.
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Why did no one introduce me to this series when it first came out??? It’s so much fun! Now that her husband is dead and her daughter graduated high school, Claire wants to take up with her old flame – the guy she married 200 … More
Don’t think too hard. This book is fun like popcorn, you can’t put it down, but don’t overthink the plot. There are 2 ‘braided’ stories, one plot with a bunch of shorts featuring different narrators. One centers around Brazil, Nicaragua, Surinam, and Delaware. The other centers on /J/a/p/a/n/ Nippon & California. Maps! The Good: … More 1636: Seas of Fortune by Iver P Cooper