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  1. #1091742017-02-18 13:50:38Kirn said:

    http://media.bloomsbury.com/rep/bj/9781408824771.jpg

    So, I was seriously pissed off at myself for not reading any book in a long while. And I really wanted to read something about dragons. And not just how people defeat dragons, but something with dragons as actual characters. And this book is part of the trilogy I found.
    Now, I did not expect much. Not sure what I expected exactly. It is a fantasy story, with some humor, about a girl who gets more lucky than ordinary girl would be. Which is really simple. The story starts in a humorous way, and you expect things to be like that. But somewhere in the middle it gets much more serious, and even dark towards the end. And while the heroine of the story does perform some amazing things, the book occasionally brings her down to earth in a very realistic manner.
    All in all, this is not a completely serious book, but it has interesting story, and, most importantly, pretty nice dragon characters, which is why I am reading it in the first place. So I will be going over next books too.

  2. #1093072017-02-24 21:29:57chalice said:

    Right now I'm struggling with reading. But I'm currently trying to read the Great Gatsby, and The Hobbit (translated in Latin).

  3. #1093102017-02-25 02:28:39 *Inia said:

    After being completely pissed off at Wizards of the Coast for, well, becoming so self-absorbed in making a profit instead of giving their authors and die hard loyal fans of those authors some real quality, I decided to see what all my favorite DragonLance authors have put out. Tracy Hickman is part of the team who created the core of DragonLance, and helped create a universe within DnD that was less dungeons, more dragons.

    With that said, I'm disappointed in myself for only just now getting into he Annals of Drakis.

    http://i63.tinypic.com/ideibs.jpg

    The story starts out in mid-battle. You quickly learn of a Roman-inspired army setup, mages acting as support and transport, but with a rather different take on how magic itself behaves. You do have the chosen one/reluctant hero complex, but even that has a twist. Weiss & Hickman loved their kender, so there is a kender-like character, who's not who he seems either. I think that's what I've loved so far about this series. If you're familiar with the authors, they decided to diverge from what made DragonLance famous, yet still have a new world with possibilities to explore.

  4. #1095532017-03-16 20:01:14Lycaste said:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51-nM6UFeGL.jpg

    www.brianmcclellan.com/sins-of-empire/

    It just released last week. I was excited for it since Brian McClellan announced a sequel trilogy to his Powder Mage series. Its an industrial revolution era fantasy with gunpowder mages and war and politics. Sins of Empire continues sometime after the last book but there are familiar characters along with new ones.

  5. #1096362017-03-21 06:07:32DarkChaplain said:

    http://i.imgur.com/xEFHcH5.jpg

    Merciless. Murderer. Monster. He has been called many names in his time.
    Built for war and nothing else, he has witnessed every shade of violence humans know, and he has wrought his own masterpieces with their colours. He cared once, perhaps, but far too long ago. He is bound to his task, dead to the chaos he wreaks for his masters.

    Now, he has a new master to serve and a new war to endure. In the far reaches of the Realm, Hartlund tears itself in two over coin and crown. This time he will fight for a boy king and a general bent on victory.
    Beneath it all he longs for change. For something to surprise him. For an end to this cycle of warfare.
    Every fighter has a last fight. Even one made of stone.

    Gotta say, this is a pretty great book so far. More introspective than action-focused, and the relationship between Task the Golem and the girl Lesky is refreshing and cute.

    I got a pre-release review copy from the author. The book is due next week I believe. I'll hopefully finish it before then so I can have my review go live on launch day.