Where are you in Fantasyland? April, 2020

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Where are you in Fantasyland? April, 2020

1Carnophile
Editado: Abr 1, 2020, 12:55 pm

In a set of secret societies at Yale University, in Leigh Bardugo's Ninth House.

2Narilka
Abr 2, 2020, 9:20 am

I'm starting off April with Retribution Falls.

3Unreachableshelf
Abr 3, 2020, 3:14 pm

Today I'll be starting The Vorrh.

4vwinsloe
Abr 4, 2020, 8:04 am

In Troy, singing The Song of Achilles.

5seitherin
Abr 4, 2020, 6:09 pm

My Kindle died so I'm stuck in reading purgatory until the new one arrives. I'm still reading Godsgrave on the app on my phone, but Tigana and The True Bastards are on hold until the new device arrives.

6Kanarthi
Abr 4, 2020, 8:58 pm

>1 Carnophile: Ooh, I have that on hold at the library so let me know how you are finding it.
>5 seitherin: Yikes, that's bad timing. Hope the new one arrives soon.

I just finished up Gingerbread which I highly recommend for anyone who enjoys books which refuse to follow any conventions, and now I'm diving into supernatural London with Midnight Riot for book club.

7Carnophile
Abr 5, 2020, 11:37 am

>6 Kanarthi: I dove through it in a couple of days; it really keeps you turning pages. Warning, there are a couple of gross-out parts. But above-average fantasy, IMHO.

8GreenVelvet
Abr 5, 2020, 7:33 pm

I am absolutely loving Eoin Colfer’s Highfire; much-needed escapism right now, and surprisingly witty.

9EdwinKort
Abr 6, 2020, 3:56 am

Now reading phantom's curse.

Somewhere in the Link just a few days after the little brother of the protagonist was arrested for stealing an apple.

10Zambaco
Abr 6, 2020, 12:13 pm

I'm reading Liz Williams' latest Comet Weather. Very different from her previous stuff, being rural fantasy. I am enjoying it, though - it's quite magical - nice escapist stuff for these grim times.

11Darth-Heather
Abr 6, 2020, 2:55 pm

I FINALLY started Cryptonomicon and was drawn right in from the start. I hope it continues to be as engaging, but I have a long way to go.

12Carnophile
Abr 6, 2020, 11:01 pm

>11 Darth-Heather: Cryptonomicon's a good novel, IMHO, though not fantasy.

(You have to love a writer who describes airborne desert dust as "booger-nucleating." I suspect that's the only time in the history of the English language that "booger" and "nucleating" were used in the same sentence.)

13Narilka
Abr 12, 2020, 4:49 pm

I'm moving on to The Rage of Dragons.

14seitherin
Editado: Abr 12, 2020, 6:55 pm

Finished Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff and started the last book in the trilogy, Darkdawn. I am really enjoying these books.

15Jarandel
Abr 12, 2020, 7:27 pm

I've been in the Hexarchate devouring my way through the Machineries of Empire trilogy by Yoon Ha Lee, the first two books were a lot of fun, the third one isn't hooking me as immediately but I'm only a little way in.

16Kanarthi
Abr 12, 2020, 9:34 pm

>7 Carnophile: Good to know! I'll wait impatiently until the hold becomes available. I suspect hold times for ebooks are longer now than they usually are...

Finished my jaunt through London in Rivers of London, which had some interesting ideas but not enough to make me want to pick up the sequel, and now I'm off for my first trip into the World of the Five Gods with Penric's Demon.

17Sakerfalcon
Abr 13, 2020, 10:40 am

I'm in Pittsburgh but not as we know it, in Tinker.

18EdwinKort
Editado: Abr 13, 2020, 4:42 pm

At the moment, walking from a lake in Idris to someplace called Alicante. In stad van glas city of glass

19Alexander.Winnefeld
Abr 18, 2020, 3:16 pm

I am checking what the new Magic: The Gathering setting, Ikoria, has to offer with Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths - Sundered Bond by Django Wexler. Happy to say that the first couple of pages are promising, given that some of the recent novels have been torn to shreds by reviewers.

20Narilka
Abr 20, 2020, 10:33 am

It's back to the world of the Belgariad with Magician's Gambit.

21Cecrow
Abr 20, 2020, 1:25 pm

>19 Alexander.Winnefeld:, at one time I'd heard Brandon Sanderson was going to write one of those. Has that happened?

22Alexander.Winnefeld
Abr 20, 2020, 1:51 pm

I did not know about this until you mentioned it, but it seems that he wrote a novella for Magic's Shadows over Innistrad set in 2018. It is called Children of the Nameless. I need to check it out :)

23Kanarthi
Abr 20, 2020, 2:30 pm

Penric's Demon was pretty good ... but my library unfortunately only has the following novellas in audiobook form, and I don't think it was quite good enough for me to want to pay for the sequels right now. Oh well. Maybe I'll try the full novels in this world some other time?

In the middle of a roadtrip to Chicago with Severance right now ... its genre is more dystopian or literary than fantasy, and I have mixed feelings about it, but it certainly makes me feel more optimistic about the current pandemic.

24drmamm
Abr 21, 2020, 11:47 am

Just finished Reaper's Gale, book 7 of Malazan. It loosely fits the pattern of the previous books in the series - Piques your interest setting the stage (with a few interesting new characters to stir the pot), then a slog through the middle as the chess pieces move around the board, finally culminating in an intense and satisfying ending.

25Alexander.Winnefeld
Abr 22, 2020, 4:55 am

I am revisiting Death's domain and the rest of the Discworld, re-reading Mort.

26Narilka
Abr 22, 2020, 3:09 pm

Switching gears and heading to alternate Europe with Throne of Jade.

27Zambaco
Abr 23, 2020, 6:11 am

Just catching up with Fafhrd and the Mouser's adventures in Swords against Wizardry. Stardock is my favourite Fafhrd and the Mouser story, probably because I love the idea of their climbing companion, Hrissa the ice cat.

28Sakerfalcon
Abr 23, 2020, 6:11 am

I've left Tinker in Pittsburgh with mixed feelings - I had some issues with this book - but have now moved on to The Grand Dark in Lower Proczaska.

29Cecrow
Abr 23, 2020, 12:50 pm

>24 drmamm:, probably my least favourite of the Malazan books, due to a major portion of the story devoted to stuff that seems to have no bearing on anything that comes before/after. I very much liked the final contestants bit, though.

Now you're in for Toll the Hounds, which is probably the most depressing (the author's father had died just prior, thus his mindset) but most interesting stylistically.

30Unreachableshelf
Abr 23, 2020, 1:14 pm

I'm in the woods in upstate NY in Wolf's Curse.

31Quaisior
Abr 24, 2020, 2:59 pm

>23 Kanarthi: Penric's Demon, Penric and the Shaman, and Penric's Fox are also available in the omnibus Penric's Progress, which is available as a hardcover and ebook now, but will be coming out in paperback at some point. Penric's Mission, Mira's Last Dance, and The Prisoner of Limnos will be available in the hardcover omnibus Penric's Travels next month. I know the hardcover omnibus editions are still expensive, but they aren't as expensive as the original hardcover chapbooks.

32Kanarthi
Abr 26, 2020, 1:28 pm

>31 Quaisior: Huh, I didn't know that there was an ebook of the omnibus available. It wasn't on amazon but you're right that I can find it on the publisher's website. Still probably more than I want to pay, but thanks for the tip!

33Quaisior
Abr 26, 2020, 3:44 pm

>32 Kanarthi: No problem. She mentioned on her blog that it will come out in paperback eventually, so I'm waiting for either that or for the ebook price to go down a little more. I've read all of these from the library already, so there's no rush for me to buy them either.

34flusteredduck
Abr 28, 2020, 4:18 am

I'm currently in the Kurtherian Universe - in the post-apocalyptic earth with Craig Martelle's "Terry Henry Walton Chronicles" - perfect easy reading but fast paced action for the current times (and who knew I wouldn't mind militaristic fiction at all?). I'm calling it fantasy too, although I guess it could be considered science fiction if you really wanted to be particular as the vamps and weres are produced by alien technology.

35Sakerfalcon
Abr 30, 2020, 8:52 am

I'm visiting The raven tower in Vastai.

36seitherin
Maio 1, 2020, 9:40 am

37humouress
Maio 29, 2020, 4:50 am

>31 Quaisior: >32 Kanarthi: >33 Quaisior: Yes, the paperbacks should be out next year. I wrote to her and she replied to me.