Saturday, November 27, 2021

I just started Prince of the Blood, book 1 of Raymond E. Feist's Krondor’s Sons Series

I just started Prince of the Blood, book 1 of Raymond E. Feist's Krondor’s Sons Series (part of his Riftwar Cycle).

A giant of Fantasy, I thought it high time I gave Feist a try albeit in a manner that was not committing to his proportionally large Riftwar Cycle. Hence I now enter the Kingdom of the Isles, a realm blessed by peace yet threatened by the Empire of Great Kesh in the south and two young heirs for whom responsibility is just a word. Threats which now appear to be on a collision course. Oh, and did I mention assassins and the game of intrigue?

Friday, November 26, 2021

I just finished New Spring, prequel novel to The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend.
 
I just finished New Spring, prequel novel to The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.
The Dragon has been reborn and, though the world lies ignorant of the fact, the first battle over his life has been fought against the Shadow and won by Moiraine and Siuan Sedai and Lan Mandragoran, the first and third now bound as Aes Sedai and Warder. A bonding that will, by the time they reach the Two Rivers over a decade later, long have reached the status of unshakable friendship. A meeting forged in blood, trust, and pond water.
 
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

My father and I just started This Coven Won't Break by Isabel Sterling

My father and I just started This Coven Won't Break by Isabel Sterling, sequel to her These Witches Don't Burn.
The Witch Hunters are back and with a new weapon more terrible than blades or guns, but Hannah and Morgan are not about to let that ruin their relationship or their lives and those of their loved ones. Far from from it, as the Hunters have much to account for and the Witch Clans will not go down without a fight. War is here, but this coven won't break.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Amazon's The Wheel of Time is out

Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time
For those of you who want another Game of Thrones, but without the senseless violence and pornography and torture and betrayals so regular they cease being a surprise coupled with the lesson that to survive you must needs be a heartless killer, this is the show for you.
 
"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.”
 
However, and this is for my fellow The Wheel of Time fans, this show WILL be different from the books. Brandon Sanderson, who posthumously completed the series after Robert Jordan died and has been closely tied to the production of this TV show, has said repeatedly that this is the next turning of the Wheel of Time; that it is the same events core that we read in the books, but seven Ages later. Same story, but different variations. A fact we should neither be surprised at nor upset about seeing as it would be quite, quite impossible both logically and financially to turn a 14 volume series into a fast-paced TV show while treating each page like a piece of script; particularly since the books themselves are not always fast-paced. This is a TV adaptation and, like Peter Jackson's justly acclaimed The Lord of the Rings movies and HBO's Game of Thrones, changes will be made. 

"Ages repeat, like the spokes coming around again. Each time an Age repeats it is the same in great things, but different in smaller ones, as two huge tapestries, when seen from a distance, appear identical, but when seen close up show differences of detail." - Robert Jordan

Thursday, November 18, 2021

My father and I just finished These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling

My father and I just finished These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling.

A fast-paced LGBTQ Fantasy, Hannah – high school senior, Elemental Witch, and firm lesbian – finds herself caught in a tangle of trouble, dealing with a devastating breakup and falling for a new girl just as something darker enters into their lives in Salem, MA. These witches don't burn, but someone is clearly trying to kill her friends, family, coven, and ex-girlfriend, and the suspect list is high. Rumors of Blood Witches and talk of the equally lethal non-magic Witch Hunters abound, and when rumor and talk gives way to awful truth... Well, the price was paid and war is coming. But this coven won't break.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

I just started New Spring, prequel novel to The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend.
 
I just started New Spring, prequel novel to The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.
"He is born again! I feel him! The Dragon takes his first breath on the slopes of Dragonmount! He is coming! He is coming! Light help us! Light help the world! He lies in the snow and cries like the thunder! He burns like the sun!" Thus Foretold Gitara Sedai at the moment of her death, heard only by the Amyrlin Seat and young Moiraine Damodred and Siuan Sanche even as the Blood Snow ends beyond the Shining Walls of Tar Valon where fights Lan Mandragoran. This is the tale of their meeting, of Moiraine Sedai and Man Alone, and the quest which will lead them, years later, to the Two Rivers.
 
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Wheel Of Time Trailer - Nynaeve and Egwene

"It was about a woman who refused to believe that she could not help, could not heal those who had been harmed." 

"It was about a woman who would not bend her back while she was beaten, and who shown with a light for all who watched."


 

Monday, November 8, 2021

I have just finished Winterlight, book 7 in the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain

clip clop clip clop clip clop....hoofbeats...
 
I have just finished Winterlight, book 7 in the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain.
I swear my heart beat faster than horse hooves for most of book, but Rider Swordmaster Sir Karigan G'ladheon, did was she does best from start to finish, proving to herself that she is still a hero of the realm. And the land of the Sacor Clans needs heroes for, while one enemy is dealt with, one war over, the two truest threats rise. Dragons from the sea and Mornhavon the Black from the heart of the dark wood he despoiled in ages past. Rest well and until next time, Dama Cearing Asai'riel a'Santanara, and may you see both your fathers soon.
 
clip clop clip clop clip clop....hoofbeats... (receding into the distance)

Thursday, November 4, 2021

He Who Comes With The Dawn

"He is born again! I feel him! The Dragon takes his first breath on the slopes of Dragonmount! He is coming! He is coming! Light help us! Light help the world! He lies in the snow and cries like the thunder! He burns like the sun!" - Gitara Moroso, Keeper of the Chronicles

His coming was foretold according to prophesies.

His coming is feared by the world.

His coming is needed by the world.

He is Shadowkiller, Coramoor, and He Who Comes With The Dawn.

He is the Dragon Reborn.

Swear your oath. Watch this exclusive clip from The Wheel of Time. Coming Nov 19th