Where are you in Fantasyland, June 2017

DiscussieFantasyFans

Sluit je aan bij LibraryThing om te posten.

Where are you in Fantasyland, June 2017

Dit onderwerp is gemarkeerd als "slapend"—het laatste bericht is van meer dan 90 dagen geleden. Je kan het activeren door een een bericht toe te voegen.

1seitherin
jun 1, 2017, 2:42pm

Still reading The Guns of Empire.

2Niko
jun 1, 2017, 3:41pm

Currently reading Firebrand. It caught my eye with the combo of mannerpunk petticoats and steampunk airships, but I'm finding it swings a little too far into the romance spectrum for my tastes. There's some pretty cool worldbuilding, and a likeable heroine, but it feels like it barely goes two paragraphs at a time without some mention of the love interest's broad shoulders or trim waist or general desireability.

3mattries37315
jun 1, 2017, 6:08pm

I'm 90% of the way through Rogues currently following Patrick Rothfuss's Bast around with George R.R. Martin's "Rogue Prince" Daemon Targaryen to finish up the book.

4Sakerfalcon
jun 2, 2017, 6:54am

I've just been visiting the City of miracles and am now travelling with This census-taker in an unnamed land.

5curioussquared
jun 2, 2017, 12:13pm

Exploring a weird London with Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

6Narilka
jun 2, 2017, 10:08pm

I just finished reading about how the War for the Known World ends with The Hollow Queen. Not quite sure what I want to start next. So many options.

7Narilka
jun 3, 2017, 7:42am

Looks like I'm heading North with The Golden Compass.

8Niko
jun 5, 2017, 1:02pm

Paying a visit to 10th/11th century not!China in River of Stars.

9kceccato
jun 6, 2017, 8:45am

Trying to survive in a convent with Red Sister.

10Jim53
jun 6, 2017, 5:48pm

>8 Niko: I didn't like that quite as well as Under Heaven, but I really liked the female warrior, whose name now escapes me.

I'm nearing the end of The Lies of Locke Lamora, which has taken me a long time.

11anyother
Bewerkt: jun 8, 2017, 2:27pm

Just finished Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. I found it somewhat more tedious than previous books in the Shadowhunter world and I really did not appreciate the way the book ended with everything in total chaos. Usually, there is some sort of resolution to the book's main issue even if there are more longstanding issues that continue and provide continuity from book to book in the series.

Next up, is revisiting Elizabeth Moon's Paksennarrion trilogy and then on to the more recent work Oath of Fealty. It has been quite a while since I first read this saga but I remember being totally wrapped up in t.

12seitherin
jun 10, 2017, 5:36pm

Finished The Guns of Empire by Django Wexler. Urgh! I have to wait until January to find out what happens next.

13tottman
jun 10, 2017, 6:26pm

>9 kceccato: I'm in the same convent with Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. I think he keeps getting better and better. Listening to the audio version with Heather O'Neill and she's outstanding!

14Narilka
jun 10, 2017, 6:33pm

I'm in Red Deer, Texas at a lovely little magical bed and breakfast in Clean Sweep.

15Unreachableshelf
jun 11, 2017, 6:59pm

I'm in Virginia at the moment but heading for NYC in Legend Has It.

16Narilka
jun 12, 2017, 11:10am

I have joined >9 kceccato: & >13 tottman: at that convent with Red Sister.

17Sakerfalcon
jun 13, 2017, 8:18am

>14 Narilka: I loved my stay there!

18SFF1928-1973
Bewerkt: jun 16, 2017, 5:11am

I'm in ancient Lemuria for The Wizard of Lemuria by Lin Carter.

19Jim53
jun 16, 2017, 4:42pm

Just finished The War for the Oaks, which I liked a lot.

20rshart3
jun 16, 2017, 5:52pm

Just finished Dragon Heart by Cecelia Holland. Quite good, esp. one character who cannot be understood by any of the human characters due to a curse (she hears herself speaking, they hear only animalistic sounds), but can talk with the dragon of the title. Holland's bibliography is interesting: I think mostly of the very good historical novels; but then there are some good fantasies, and the noteworthy & original SF, Floating Worlds. What they have in common is interesting, well-realized characters, and plot/worldbuilding without easy answers.

21seitherin
jun 18, 2017, 9:21pm

Started The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2017. Enjoyed the first story muchly.

22Narilka
jun 22, 2017, 9:09pm

Time to see how the world ends with The Last Star.

23mattries37315
jun 23, 2017, 1:50pm

I've landed back on the Disc and am following a young witch named Tiffany and The Wee Free Men.

24Narilka
jun 26, 2017, 2:22pm

In honor of Harry Potter's 20th anniversary I'm pausing my current book and taking a detour to Hogwarts for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone :)

25seitherin
jun 26, 2017, 4:45pm

26Niko
jun 27, 2017, 1:04pm

Having a second try at ticking off the steampunk square on my r/fantasy bingo.

This time, it's "The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter", by Rod Duncan (touchstones don't seem to be working for me today) and the locale is, not surprisingly, an alt-Victorian England. I'm still early in the story, but it's definitely planted more solidly in the steampunk genre than my other recent "steampunk" read was, and the setup is engaging so far. I love stories with a mystery or detective angle, and the thread of the protagonist having a circus/gypsy-type background and using those skills in her line of work is a nice point of origin that's got my attention.

27Zambaco
jun 27, 2017, 1:55pm

I'm in the Old Kingdom with Lirael, Sam, Mogget and the Disreputable Dog.