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

    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.

    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:

    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:

    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.

  6. #1113442017-07-03 03:40:14imugem said:

    I read this book for a final "project" for an AP lit class. Had I known how confusing the narrative was, I probably would have passed it up. It was written in the 1920's and is one of the first American novels to use a stream of consciousness narrative style. This is what makes the book well known.

    There are four narrators, three brothers and then one in 3rd person. I won't say much but the narrators often jump back in time mentally and the words become italicized when they do so. One of the narrators is extremely mentally handicapped which makes it pretty hard to read. Essentially it is the story of a very dysfunctional family that only gets worse and worse. It's hectic, manic, and basically the definition of a clusterfuck. The different perspectives are like pieces of a puzzle you put together as you read the story.

    I chose to read this book cause I really enjoy Jack Kerouac's style, and thought this might be similar. I was completely wrong. This novel is way more sporadic and feels like it has an incomplete ending even more than one of Kerouac's novels. It was a good way to get out of my comfort zone though.

    If your'e looking for a very unique narrative style and a story that is completely character driven, this book is for you. My only advice is to try to power through the first narrator, after that the book becomes much more bearable and enjoyable. Also annotate.

  7. #1113582017-07-04 03:52:54TrueIzaya said:

    I've always been a fan of like the Harry Potter books and Fablehaven. But a few months back I started and fell in love with the American Kitsune series by Brandon Varnell

  8. #1114182017-07-10 18:17:19 *PigeonSpider said:

    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
    Excellent book. Recommend to all. Watch the movie too, 1945 version. It's great.

    You can find the movie on gogomovies (or previously known as 123movies). :-)
  9. #1114192017-07-10 18:50:19DarkChaplain said:

    For some reason I ended up reading through Andrzej Sapkowski's Sword of Destiny again.

    That is while reading Bakemonogatari Vol.2

    and Kimi no na wa.