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Where are you in Fantasyland? November, 2019

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1seitherin
Nov 1, 7:37pm Top

2Narilka
Nov 1, 9:11pm Top

Still reading Uprooted. Thoroughly enjoying it so far.

3seitherin
Nov 3, 8:24am Top

Finished The Tiger's Daughter. Liked it.

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

4rshart3
Nov 3, 11:39pm Top

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...

5Sakerfalcon
Nov 4, 5:08am Top

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

6Jarandel
Nov 4, 12:39pm Top

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.

8seitherin
Nov 6, 9:32am Top

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.

9Cecrow
Nov 6, 10:55am Top

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

10Narilka
Nov 6, 8:11pm Top

I'm joining The Autumn Republic.

11cindydavid4
Nov 7, 6:40am Top

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!

12Unreachableshelf
Nov 7, 12:34pm Top

I'm in Chicago in Dead to Rites.

13seitherin
Edited: Nov 7, 3:33pm Top

>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.

14curioussquared
Nov 7, 3:35pm Top

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

15Sakerfalcon
Nov 8, 6:18am Top

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.

16Jarandel
Nov 12, 9:54am Top

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

17bookstothesky
Nov 13, 12:45am Top

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. :)

18rshart3
Nov 16, 10:44am Top

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.

19Narilka
Nov 16, 8:00pm Top

I am in London in 1992 to Dispel Illusion.

20seitherin
Nov 16, 8:05pm Top

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

21seitherin
Nov 17, 12:03am Top

Finished Life and Limb by Jennifer Roberson. Enjoyed it.

22EdwinKort
Nov 21, 11:58am Top

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

23curioussquared
Nov 21, 1:47pm Top

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

24seitherin
Nov 21, 7:45pm Top

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

25Jarandel
Nov 22, 1:34pm Top

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.

26vwinsloe
Nov 23, 8:27am Top

In Thisby training for The Scorpio Races.

27Kanarthi
Nov 23, 10:38am Top

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.

28Cecrow
Nov 25, 8:58am Top

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

29seitherin
Edited: Nov 25, 11:05pm Top

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.

30Unreachableshelf
Nov 26, 5:31pm Top

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

31Narilka
Nov 26, 7:31pm Top

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

32Kanarthi
Nov 27, 11:26am Top

>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.)

33Sakerfalcon
Dec 3, 2:26am Top

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.

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