Where are you in Fantasyland? November, 2020


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Where are you in Fantasyland? November, 2020

Nov 1, 2020, 4:58 pm

Nov 1, 2020, 5:15 pm

Nov 1, 2020, 6:09 pm

I'm always in one corner or another of James Branch Cabell's Poictesme...

Nov 1, 2020, 8:18 pm

It's back to Brackenford and Spectre's Rest.

Nov 2, 2020, 12:13 pm

>2 Niko:, great series, glad people are still finding that.

Nov 2, 2020, 1:24 pm

Finished ninth house by Leigh Bardugo. The end sets up for a sequel.

Now reading spinning silver by Naomi Novik, and
listening to audio edition of beast player, Nahoko Uehashi.
Both good!

waiting in the wings - the hummingbird dagger, Cindy Anstey

Nov 2, 2020, 2:22 pm

Just re-read Resurrection Man, and again I found it absolutely brilliant. I'm a total sucker for stories which have fantasy elements but where the drama between the characters is more important than the fantasy details. I also love how the magic in Sean Stewart novels typically has a dreamlike, mysterious quality. White is for Witching is waiting in the wings (love that expression, >6 nrmay:) as I finish up some non-fantasy books.

Nov 2, 2020, 2:58 pm

>6 nrmay: What did you think of Ninth House? I've been intrigued for a while but haven't been moved to pick it up yet.

Nov 3, 2020, 10:50 am

Finished The Devil You Know by Mike Carey. Enjoyed it but, like his SF stuff he writes as M. R. Carey, it does tend toward the brutal/violent at times. He doesn't really pull his punches.

Nov 3, 2020, 11:00 am

I've just finished Grave secrets, a humorous "urban" fantasy (it's set in rural Staffordshire but features zombies, vampires and a snarky heroine). The dialogue is rather clunky in places but overall I really enjoyed this light but gory read.

Nov 3, 2020, 11:58 am

>8 curioussquared:

re: Ninth House. It was ok but not sure I'll read the next one.
It has intricate plot, many characters. I liked the urban setting - Yale U and Cambridge. The grays (ghosts) were great. Story is really creepy, borders on horror.
I liked Bardugo's other books more - Six of Crows and Grishaverse series.

Nov 3, 2020, 1:47 pm

>11 nrmay: Good to know, thanks! I liked her other books as well but I'll probably keep holding off on Ninth House.

Nov 4, 2020, 8:55 am

In New Arcadia with Sunshine. These challenging times called for a little YA vampire lore.

Editado: Nov 5, 2020, 9:12 am

>13 vwinsloe: I don't remember Sunshine very well, I read it so long ago, but I do remember wishing that there was a sequel of some sort that I don't think every appeared.

I'm somewhere in the U.S. (not sure the "where" is mentioned) reading The Body Finder which is a YA supernatural story about teen girl drawn to the bodies of violent death to set their souls at rest.

*Edited - The Body Finder takes place in Washington State near Mt. Rainier. It was finally mentioned.

Nov 4, 2020, 1:42 pm

Today I'm starting City of Brass.

Nov 4, 2020, 11:39 pm

still reading bone shard daughter, well written so far

Editado: Nov 5, 2020, 6:24 pm

I'm in Norway (Earth) but there are multiple parallel earths being gradually destroyed. Hope I make it. The Paternus Trilogy soon to start book 3

Nov 6, 2020, 11:42 am

Now in London while re-reading Jackdaw.

Nov 10, 2020, 6:59 pm

I have started Minor Mage.

Nov 11, 2020, 6:29 am

I am exploring The secret commonwealth.

Nov 11, 2020, 4:51 pm

Taking a brief stop in alternate Atlanta where Magic Steals.

Nov 12, 2020, 11:35 am

I'm in Montana at the moment in the very beginning of The Philosopher's Flight.

Nov 13, 2020, 1:19 pm

I'm in England with the four Fallow sisters, in Comet Weather by Liz Williams. It's reminding me strongly of John Crowley's Little, Big, which is high praise.

Nov 16, 2020, 7:36 am

>23 rshart3: I loved this one too! I'm really looking forward to the sequel Blackthorn Winter, out in January.

Nov 16, 2020, 10:07 am

Currently switching between a desert planet (can't remember the name) in Many Waters and Chicago with Spook Squad.

Nov 17, 2020, 11:24 am

I'm just starting The Midnight Bargain.

Nov 21, 2020, 11:52 am

Off to the English country side to learn about Curtsies & Conspiracies.

Nov 21, 2020, 7:09 pm

I'm in Yorkshire in A Stitch in Time.

Nov 28, 2020, 10:31 am

I'm taking one final trip to Brackenford for Grindhelm's Key.

Nov 30, 2020, 6:23 am

I'm at the library of Summershall in Sorcery of thorns.

Dez 1, 2020, 4:35 pm

>28 Unreachableshelf: I just read the Kindle Sample for A Stitch in Time!

I'd be curious for your thoughts on how "romance-trope-y" it is? I am not generally good at getting invested in seeing characters evolving romantic relationship as the primary driver for a story... but I was a huuuuge fan of timeslip stories when I was young, and have felt for a long time that the fantasy genre needed more of that sort of smaller-scale, more localized time travel, so this caught my eye pretty hard.

I couldn't tell from the sample if this was going to be a straight romance book with a fantasy element in their coming together, or if there would be more to it than that.

Dez 1, 2020, 4:48 pm