Where are you in Fantasyland? August, 2022

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Where are you in Fantasyland? August, 2022

1seitherin
Ago 1, 2022, 10:06 am

A new thread for the new month. Enjoy!

2seitherin
Ago 1, 2022, 10:08 am

Still working my way thru Into the Narrowdark by Tad Williams. Taking this one slowly so I can enjoy it longer.

3ScarletBea
Ago 1, 2022, 12:47 pm

I'm on a pre-spanish South/Central America-like world with Anna Stephens's The Stone Knife

4vwinsloe
Ago 1, 2022, 2:29 pm

I finished A Gathering of Shadows and about ready to start A Conjuring of Light.

5Narilka
Ago 2, 2022, 4:13 pm

I'm in Chicago with White Night.

6drmamm
Ago 2, 2022, 9:35 pm

I'm about 80% of the way through Abercrombie's Before they are hanged. Good second book. It moves much more quickly than book one.

7AnnieMod
Ago 2, 2022, 9:41 pm

In Ordinary, Oregon with Rock Paper Scissors.

8vwinsloe
Ago 3, 2022, 8:57 am

I'm about 100 pages into A Conjuring of Light. Although the books in this series are long, they are a very quick read. I'm enjoying them, but not nearly as much as The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue which knocked me out.

9Sakerfalcon
Ago 4, 2022, 4:53 am

I'm still exploring the city of Solaara and the Vandevaye-ve with The hands of the emperor. This is such a great read, I will definitely be reading more by the author.

10karenb
Editado: Ago 5, 2022, 2:23 am

Enjoying the Little Madrigal neighborhood of Brooklyn in Daniel José Older's Ballad & Dagger. Good music and musician POV, which is difficult.

11Zambaco
Ago 5, 2022, 9:45 am

With the Fallow sisters in Liz Williams' Embertide. Just as magical as the previous two.

12vwinsloe
Ago 12, 2022, 8:53 am

The Shades of Magic trilogy had a strong finish. Overall, I enjoyed reading it, although there were a few too many fight scenes for my liking. Terrific characters and interesting world building carried the book.

13karenb
Ago 12, 2022, 10:45 am

In an alternate New Orleans with Alex Jennings' The ballad of Perilous Graves. Music can be magic, but not all magic is music. Ghosts, sky trolleys, tagging and taggers, kids given agency by their families -- it's all good.

14ScarletBea
Ago 12, 2022, 12:43 pm

In medieval China with She who became the sun by Shelley Parker-Chan.

15curioussquared
Ago 12, 2022, 1:29 pm

At Merybourne Manor in Heartstone.

16Niko
Ago 15, 2022, 10:56 am

In Kelewan with Servant of the Empire. I'm about 2/3 of the way in, and this one has seemed a bit more plodding than the first volume, but still enjoying it.

17Narilka
Ago 16, 2022, 7:49 pm

I am in Houston for Ruby Fever.

18Sakerfalcon
Ago 17, 2022, 4:46 am

I've been in Thule, enjoying the coffee at Legends and Lattes. This was such a lovely, feelgood read!

19Niko
Ago 19, 2022, 9:24 am

Moving into a new era of the Winter of the World series with The Castle of the Winds.

20Cecrow
Ago 19, 2022, 9:27 am

>19 Niko:, very curious about that. Does it take place before or after the trilogy? I've never tripped across a copy, have often thought about ordering.

21rshart3
Ago 19, 2022, 8:20 pm

I've just been in Tornor, having reread Watchtower by Lynn. As good as I remembered. I now have the other two, so I can read the whole set.

22Narilka
Ago 20, 2022, 8:16 am

I'm back to Scadrial for The Alloy of Law.

23Niko
Ago 22, 2022, 8:45 am

>20 Cecrow: I really... can't tell so far? My memory for place names/time references in the first trilogy is not good enough. The only hard time reference is that it takes place "before the building of the Great Causeway", which I don't remember being a plot point in the first books? There are also mentions of Vayde as a great Smith of the past. I know Vayde was talked about a lot in the first books, but can't recall if he was a contemporary or still "a long time ago" in the first books? The Ice is in a period of being pushed back... but I had the sense that the Ice encroaching and retreating was a cycle that had happened many times.

I'm about 25% through it now, and I'm enjoying it. It's got a road-trip/quest-with-interruptions format that's similar to the originals so far, but it's somewhat more... readable? The intentional archaic-ness of the writing style has lightened up quite a bit, and there's more basic camaraderie between the characters to give it more human-interest for me.

24ScarletBea
Editado: Ago 22, 2022, 7:35 pm

I'm far from the Chalk with Tiffany Aching in Pratchett's A hat full of sky

25curioussquared
Ago 22, 2022, 12:41 pm

>24 ScarletBea: I love that series. Might be time for a reread.

26Cecrow
Ago 22, 2022, 3:36 pm

>23 Niko:, I've done some poking around, and it predates the original trilogy by 1,000 years.

27Narilka
Ago 27, 2022, 9:02 pm

Heading out into space somewhere with Harrow the Ninth.

28Niko
Ago 31, 2022, 4:21 pm

Going to finally be getting some answers (I hope) as to what the deal is with the Shepherdess and the spirit situation with Eli Monpress in Spirits' End.

29seitherin
Set 1, 2022, 9:33 am