Where are you in Fantasyland? September, 2019


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Where are you in Fantasyland? September, 2019

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Sep 1, 2019, 10:28pm

Getting the new month started.

Sep 2, 2019, 9:55am

I'm starting the new month in Houston with Sapphire Flames.

Sep 2, 2019, 10:00am

I'm in the city of Loisail with The beautiful ones.

Sep 2, 2019, 4:58pm

I'm in Nigeria in Leopard Knocks in Akata Warrior.

Sep 2, 2019, 7:24pm

I just finished reading The Savior’s Champion. I’ve been a fan of the author’s youtube series for a couple of years, so I’m happy to report that I enjoyed it.

Sep 4, 2019, 10:59am

I'm not in Fantasyland but sort of adjacent to it in The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction.

Edited: Sep 5, 2019, 7:48pm

It's back to the Khaiem for The Price of Spring.

Sep 8, 2019, 5:42pm

I'm in a sinking galley at the beginning of Le Peuple Turquoise by Ange.

Sep 9, 2019, 9:51am

Added The Armored Saint by Myke Cole to my reading rotation.

Sep 9, 2019, 11:42am

I'm in Tananen with The Gossamer Mage.

Sep 9, 2019, 9:53pm

I just finished up a vacation at Venice Beach with The Pisces. I think it counts as fantasy and literary fiction simultaneously, although maybe magical realism fits it better? (If anyone has their personal theories clarifying the dividing line, do please let me know.) It was weird, y'all.

Sep 11, 2019, 4:34pm

I finished Deadhouse Gates (#2 out of 10 in the main Malazan Book of the Fallen series). It was pretty good...a bit better than Gardens of the Moon. Erikson does a good job at putting you into a scene (especially in a military environment). However, there is still something bugging me about the series. All of the pieces are well-done, but the pieces somehow lose a little something when they are put together. I'm onto Memories of Ice, which seems to have the best reviews, so it will be a good decision point on which to continue the series.

Edited: Sep 12, 2019, 7:42am

>12 drmamm:, I think #3 gets upvoted for being closest to a traditional fantasy arc; I'd point instead to either #5 or #6. But you get enough Malazan fans on here and we could debate this all week.

Sep 12, 2019, 10:46am

Finished The Armored Saint by Myke Cole. Really enjoyed it. Next up is the second book in the series, The Queen of Crows.

Sep 12, 2019, 2:24pm

I'm entering the hidden Nightside of London with Noir/supernatural detective John Taylor.

Sep 13, 2019, 9:23am

Finished The Queen of Crows by Myke Cole. Really enjoyed this one as well. Annoyed that I have to wait until November for the third book in the series to come out. I do have it on pre-order.

Sep 14, 2019, 8:39am

Taking a detour to Atlanta for Gunmetal Magic.

Sep 14, 2019, 2:36pm

Sep 14, 2019, 2:54pm

After entering the Grishaverse with Six of Crows, I'm going back to the beginning with Shadow and Bone. So far finding it not as good as SoC, which suggests that Bardugo, reasonably, got better with practice.

Sep 14, 2019, 10:19pm

Added The Gnome and Mrs. Meyers by Susan Klein to my reading rotation.

Sep 16, 2019, 7:54pm

I'm in 1930s Chicago and possibly at some point, Faerie in Hallow Point.

Sep 16, 2019, 10:22pm

Edited: Sep 20, 2019, 9:41am

Added The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang to my reading rotation.

Sep 20, 2019, 12:21pm

>23 seitherin: Interested to hear your thoughts - I keep wavering on picking that one up.

Sep 21, 2019, 2:11pm

>24 curioussquared: I haven't read much of it yet, but it's well written. I'm still in the "setting up the story" phase of the book so I don't know yet whether the story is any good.

Sep 22, 2019, 11:39am

I'm picking Tigana back up again. I hope I have better luck this time around.

Sep 22, 2019, 10:08pm

>26 Narilka:, hope you like that, I think it's a good one.

Sep 23, 2019, 4:30pm

>24 curioussquared:

I finished The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang. I enjoyed the story very much. Well written.

Next up is The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle.

Sep 23, 2019, 5:22pm

>28 seitherin: Thanks for the update!

Sep 24, 2019, 8:37am

I'm in an alternate ancient Rome, Aven, with From unseen fire.

Sep 24, 2019, 6:58pm

Added A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie to my reading rotation.

Sep 27, 2019, 9:12am

Finished The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaVelle.

Added The Black Company by Glen Cook to my reading rotation.