Where are you in Fantasyland? November, 2019

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Where are you in Fantasyland? November, 2019

1seitherin
Nov 1, 2019, 7:37pm

2Narilka
Nov 1, 2019, 9:11pm

Still reading Uprooted. Thoroughly enjoying it so far.

3seitherin
Nov 3, 2019, 8:24am

Finished The Tiger's Daughter. Liked it.

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

4rshart3
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...

5Sakerfalcon
Nov 4, 2019, 5:08am

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

6Jarandel
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.

7seitherin
Nov 5, 2019, 9:09am

8seitherin
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.

9Cecrow
Nov 6, 2019, 10:55am

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

10Narilka
Nov 6, 2019, 8:11pm

I'm joining The Autumn Republic.

11cindydavid4
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!

12Unreachableshelf
Nov 7, 2019, 12:34pm

I'm in Chicago in Dead to Rites.

13seitherin
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.

14curioussquared
Nov 7, 2019, 3:35pm

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

15Sakerfalcon
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.

16Jarandel
Nov 12, 2019, 9:54am

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

17bookstothesky
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. :)

18rshart3
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.

19Narilka
Nov 16, 2019, 8:00pm

I am in London in 1992 to Dispel Illusion.

20seitherin
Nov 16, 2019, 8:05pm

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

21seitherin
Nov 17, 2019, 12:03am

Finished Life and Limb by Jennifer Roberson. Enjoyed it.

22EdwinKort
Nov 21, 2019, 11:58am

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

23curioussquared
Nov 21, 2019, 1:47pm

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

24seitherin
Nov 21, 2019, 7:45pm

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

25Jarandel
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.

26vwinsloe
Nov 23, 2019, 8:27am

In Thisby training for The Scorpio Races.

27Kanarthi
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.

28Cecrow
Nov 25, 2019, 8:58am

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

29seitherin
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.

30Unreachableshelf
Nov 26, 2019, 5:31pm

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

31Narilka
Nov 26, 2019, 7:31pm

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

32Kanarthi
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.)

33Sakerfalcon
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.

34EdwinKort
Edited: Apr 6, 2020, 3:56am

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