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The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu

  The Deaths of Tao is a continuation of everything that was done right in Lives of Tao. Action, suspense, humor, and yes, plot as well. It jumps in several years after Lives of Tao ended. Roen is no longer the overweight bumbling new host that entertained us in the first book. But that does not mean he is any less entertaining. Roen is...

Where do you talk about the books you read?

Where do you talk about the books you read?

So, I am working on a post about my experience with online forums and book clubs and thought it would be interesting to include some data from other readers in it. Thanks for taking a moment to fill out my poll (you can select multiple options):

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

  The Republic of Thieves is one of those books that make me second guess all the other 5 star ratings I have doled out this year. In some ways it felt very familiar (in a good way) to go back to reading a story by Lynch. Once again, I love his prose. I love the irreverent nature of the...

The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan

  The Rose and the Thorn is the second half of Riyria Chronicles, a duology prequel to the previously released Riyria Revelations, by Michael J. Sullivan. I loved Riyria Revelations, so I was very eager to read these. One of the aspects that make these books so enjoyable is that Sullivan has created a very fun and interesting dynamic between his two main characters,...

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

  This review was originally posted on Wilders’ Book Review. In Brandon Sanderson’s Steelheart, we are introduced to a world where life as we know it has been forever altered by Calamity, the bright red sun or comet became a permanent fixture in the sky. Since it’s appearance, the other change to the world was Epics. People that suddenly have a...

The Daylight War – slight rant. Contains spoilers.

Earlier this year, I read The Daylight War immediately after it was released. It was a book that I was looking forward to and unfortunately, I was really disappointed. I was over half way through the book before I even felt interested in most of it. The first two books, while maybe not ground breaking works of fantasy, were fun to read, books that...

The Folding Knife by K. J. Parker

The Folding Knife by K. J. Parker is so spectacularly different; I can’t help but love it. But, unfortunately, I am certain that this is not a book everyone will love. K. J. Parker delves into the intricacies of war and economics in detail that will lose some readers. As much as I enjoyed the book, I have to admit...

The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer

This review was originally posted on Wilder’s Book Review The Whitefire Crossing by Courtney Schafer was something fresh and different from much of the fantasy I have been reading lately. There were no swords, mercenaries, knights or many of the other standards currently so common in fantasy. But there was prevalent magic, mages, charms that could contain magic to be used by...