Where are you in Fantasyland, April 2017

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Where are you in Fantasyland, April 2017

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1seitherin
apr 1, 2017, 9:19am

Still working on Eclipse Three.

2Narilka
apr 3, 2017, 3:38pm

I am in Atlanta where Magic Burns.

3Quaisior
apr 3, 2017, 8:35pm

I am in Catopolis.

4nrmay
Bewerkt: apr 5, 2017, 5:45pm

I'm in Buckkeep, first of the Six Duchies, with the Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb.

5Darth-Heather
apr 5, 2017, 3:54pm

>4 nrmay: the first one took a little while to grow on me, but by the end of the first trilogy I was hooked.

6Narilka
apr 5, 2017, 8:34pm

I'm in Newcago plotting to take down Steelheart.

7Niko
Bewerkt: apr 6, 2017, 12:44pm

Not sure of the name of the place, but currently in a port-city-ish town in Fanuilh. Kind of a cozy-mystery sort of story so far, with a mini-dragon/familiar as the only (sort of) witness to a wizard's murder.

Also still working my way through Dust of Dreams that I started back in January. :P I'm plodding my way through it because I'm too close to the series end to stop now, but if I'd known two books ago that I would be this bored (and occasionally vehemently angry) this close to the end, I think I'd have stopped.

8Cecrow
apr 6, 2017, 1:47pm

>7 Niko:, boredom is an interesting reaction to Malazan's big finish. Anger ... that has to be due to Hetan, yes? The Tor.com re-read went deeply into this.
http://www.tor.com/2014/03/26/malazan-reread-of-the-fallen-on-hetan-the-barghast...

If you've made it this far then yes, do try to see it through. Note that DoD is like the first half of the ending, it's the only volume that isn't really standalone.

9Niko
Bewerkt: apr 7, 2017, 11:30am

>8 Cecrow: Yeah, I know it's not a standalone, but I just hit a point in this series where I have no more spoons to care about new characters/groups, so the way this book has required me to be invested in the Barghast/Akrynnai and K'Chain Che'Malle and a bunch of new T'lan Imass groups who've suddenly appeared out of thin air... it was a huge enthusiasm killer for me right from the start, and even at page 700, with the Barghast/Akrynnai stuff thankfully taken off the center of the stage, I still find myself feeling an urge to just skim a lot of it.

I care about the Malazans and Malazan-adjacent folks like the Perish and Burned Tears. I care about the Letherii folks like Brys Beddict and Shurq Elalle. Even though much of the Bonehunters plot in this book has been various squad members sitting around going "Boy, there's some deep shit coming our way in the next book, isn't there?", I still find their chapters 10x more engaging than any of the other stuff.

(And yeah, Hetan. If I end up in "Malazan wasn't worth reading" state by the end of this series, I'll be able to point to a single sentence that was the turning point that pushed it there.)

10johnnyapollo
apr 8, 2017, 9:35am

Reading The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon...

11johnnyapollo
apr 9, 2017, 9:51am

Now reading Divided Allegiance by Elizabeth Moon...

12Sakerfalcon
Bewerkt: apr 10, 2017, 8:39am

I'm in San Francisco with October Daye listening to the Chimes at midnight.

13Narilka
apr 10, 2017, 9:23am

I'm heading to the city once known as New York to engage Firefight.

14Narilka
apr 14, 2017, 1:55pm

Not sure where in the Fractured States we'll end up but it's time to face Calamity.

15johnnyapollo
apr 15, 2017, 8:13am

Finished reading Oath of Gold by Elizabeth Moon...

16Unreachableshelf
apr 15, 2017, 4:34pm

I'm in London catching up with Peter Grant in The Hanging Tree.

17seitherin
apr 15, 2017, 10:37pm

18Niko
apr 18, 2017, 8:51am

Finished Fanuilh. The story ended up being fairly slight, but I enjoyed it enough to order a couple more books in the series.

Started The Fox, with a quick jump into piratey peril. Very much looking forward to this one.

19mattries37315
apr 26, 2017, 7:43pm

I'm traveling above fantasyland after picking up The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Apparently this Douglas Adams has traveled around the Milky Way several times ;)

20Narilka
apr 26, 2017, 9:56pm

Taking one quick trip back to Newcago with Mitosis.

21seitherin
apr 27, 2017, 12:57am

Finished The Thousand Names by Django Wexler. Really enjoyed the book. Next up is A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson.

22seitherin
apr 28, 2017, 9:43pm

Finished A Taste of Honey. The Kindle edition was so badly formatted it was almost unreadable. It definitely destroyed the flow and enjoyment of the story. Next into the rotation is All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders.