Where are you in Fantasyland? November, 2019


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Where are you in Fantasyland? November, 2019

Nov 1, 2019, 7:37pm

Nov 1, 2019, 9:11pm

Still reading Uprooted. Thoroughly enjoying it so far.

Nov 3, 2019, 8:24am

Finished The Tiger's Daughter. Liked it.

Next into the mix is Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell.

Nov 3, 2019, 11:39pm

I have entered the land of the Seven Sands (had to do some online research to figure that out; I don't think the text has mentioned it yet) by starting Spellslinger , a YA-ish fantasy that kicks off a series. So far it's enjoyable and well-done, if a bit lightweight. I like YA if it's well done. In fact, I like picture books if they're well done...

Nov 4, 2019, 5:08am

I'm in Oxford with Malcolm and Lyra in La belle sauvage.

Nov 4, 2019, 12:39pm

I'm in alternate Paris in the French Steampunk mystery Confessions d'un automate mangeur d'opium by Fabrice Colin ("Confessions of an opium-eating automaton"). Not very far in but enjoying it so far.

Nov 5, 2019, 9:09am

Nov 6, 2019, 9:32am

Got my copy of Life and Limb by Jennifer Roberson yesterday so I tore through one of my other rotations books so I could start this one.

Nov 6, 2019, 10:55am

>8 seitherin:, Jennifer Roberson is great, glad to see she's still in the writing game.

Nov 6, 2019, 8:11pm

I'm joining The Autumn Republic.

Nov 7, 2019, 6:40am

last month finished Winter of the Witch the last in the bear and nightingale series. Liked it but it dragged, and not as good as the other two. But it did wrap up all the characters.

Just got Starless Sea, I'll be reading it on my trip this weekend Cant wait!

Nov 7, 2019, 12:34pm

I'm in Chicago in Dead to Rites.

Edited: Nov 7, 2019, 3:33pm

>9 Cecrow: Life and Limb is the first book of a new trilogy. She's also planning to revisit with Tiger and Del and I think she mentioned the possibility of a new Cheysuli book.

Nov 7, 2019, 3:35pm

I'm in Leopard Knocks in Akata Warrior and thoroughly enjoying it!

Nov 8, 2019, 6:18am

I've finished my travels aboard La belle sauvage which I really enjoyed. Now I'm in the underground city of Caverna with A face like glass.

Nov 12, 2019, 9:54am

I'm somewhere near London toward the beginning of The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers.

Nov 13, 2019, 12:45am

I'm in England, and other cold, Nordic locales, as imagined by Scott Oden in A Gathering of Ravens, and the forthcoming Twilight of the Gods, which I received as an eARC elsewhere. I accidentally read them in reverse order, so I can say the latter was excellent, and the former looks to be shaping up to be the same, if one has a hankering for vikings and mythological creatures of the Norse variety; which I do. :)

Nov 16, 2019, 10:44am

Just finished Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer, a first novel. It was solid and pretty well done -- nothing terribly original, but competent. Main theme of enchantment via song & poetry. It's presented as a stand-alone, but I notice that two more books are now listed as being part of the "Harp & Ring sequence" (but not on her website, which has a glamorous front-page illustration but is otherwise amazingly uninformative). I'm certainly willing to try the second one if I can find it.

Nov 16, 2019, 8:00pm

I am in London in 1992 to Dispel Illusion.

Nov 16, 2019, 8:05pm

>19 Narilka: So am I. I just started it.

Nov 17, 2019, 12:03am

Finished Life and Limb by Jennifer Roberson. Enjoyed it.

Nov 21, 2019, 11:58am

I'm at the moment in Nangog, in a battle between Dragons and humankind.

Nov 21, 2019, 1:47pm

I'm in a desert between China and England with Temeraire in Black Powder War.

Nov 21, 2019, 7:45pm

Added The Killing Light by Myke Cole to my reading rotation.

Nov 22, 2019, 1:34pm

I'm in the mercantile city of Lyneroy, at the beginning of French secondary-world fantasy standalone M├ętamorphoses by Samantha Bailly. Great so far.

Nov 23, 2019, 8:27am

In Thisby training for The Scorpio Races.

Nov 23, 2019, 10:38am

I've been on less of a fantasy kick recently, but I'm on the west coast with Fledgling. Really digging it so far; there are nice, understated character moments and no wasted details.

Soon to dig into Spinning Silver for book club, which I'm apprehensive about because I hated Uprooted.

Nov 25, 2019, 8:58am

>27 Kanarthi:, oof, why hated? (I haven't read either of those Novicks).

Edited: Nov 25, 2019, 11:05pm

Finished The Killing Light by Myke Cole. Didn't like this last book of the trilogy nearly as much as I liked the first two.

Nov 26, 2019, 5:31pm

I'm on Swan Island heading out for a mission in Harp of Kings.

Nov 26, 2019, 7:31pm

Starsight just released. Time to catch back up with Spensa and M-bot :D

Nov 27, 2019, 11:26am

>28 Cecrow: I found the main romance incredibly creepy and this discomfort permeated every other aspect of the book for me. But everyone has told me that Spinning Silver is better? I don't know; books which pull on folktales _often_ have uncomfortable or huge age-gap romances, but Uprooted's was way more distasteful to me than most. The writing switched between realistically depicting the main character's emotional turmoil and later in the book ignoring this, depicting the main character growing into her own with few second thoughts and the main dude's misbehavior as misunderstood. It was incredibly jarring and made me view every other character's portrayal suspiciously.

>30 Unreachableshelf:. Ooh, wishlisted. (I'll probably wait until the whole series is out.)

Dec 3, 2019, 2:26am

I finished Spinning silver and enjoyed it although I will be interested to see what >32 Kanarthi: thinks. The writing and setting were excellent and although there is no notification when the narrator changes I found it easy to identify who was speaking. I liked Wanda the best, though she is not quite so prominent as Irina or Miryem. I shan't say any more as I don't want to spoil it for Kanarthi.

Edited: Apr 6, 2020, 3:56am

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