Archive through May 13, 2009

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through May 13, 2009
   By Laurence J Johnson on Monday, December 29, 2008 - 01:07 pm: Edit Post

Greetings everyone, I have recently finished reading Raymond E Feist's WRATH OF A MAD GOD.

I enjoyed it!

He or his publisher, need to employ a more efficient proof-reader though.

His new book is due to be released in March 2009, check out the link below for more information.

   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 03:14 pm: Edit Post

I've taken a bit of "feet up" relaxation time to read, over this Holiday period - and three books, just finished, were outstanding:

The Tenth Gift, by Jane Johnson, a historical with a parallel modern day story, about a woman abducted (with most of her village) from a church in Cornwall, by Barbary Pirates, in the 1720s - unusual in that both stories were binding, and embroidery as a theme tied both of them together. Quite well researched, very interesting read.

The Queen's Command, by R. M. Meluch, fourth in her Myriad series of space military advanture - just plain rollicking fun with a superb cast of characters and a lot of laughs. This series has some really wild underpinnings, and she seems to be tying them together in most innovative ways.

Riders of the Storm, second in Julie E. Czerneda's newest SF trilogy, which continues her story, brings along her characters, and deepens her world-building for her Trade Pact universe. I really enjoyed the story angle - this is not about loner misfits, but about a group of individuals evolving their society, against the grain, and against all comers. The heroine does not strike off on her own, solitary, but strives to hold the line for all in her group of exiles.

I have in the line up, waiting in the TBR stack: Caine Black Knife by Stover, and also the new Pat McKillip and several others, by David Gemmel, and, recalling a past rec by someone here, that I should re-try this author, I have gotten Eliot's Spirit Gate - time!!! There will be a hold, while I write.

   By Trys on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 05:24 pm: Edit Post

Janny, did you mean Strength and Honor as the fourth Meluch book? Book 3 was Sagittarius Command and an older book by her was The Queen's Command.

   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 09:03 pm: Edit Post

Strength and Honor, yes, where was my brain??? I'd written down The Queen's Command, and War Birds, as two of her earlier titles I don't have yet, and it must have stuck.

Author airhead moment. :-)

   By Konran on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 01:39 am: Edit Post

Janny, I have to thank you for your recommendation of Julie Czerneda. I'm partway into "A Thousand Words for Stranger" and loving it already. :-)

   By Trys on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 09:03 am: Edit Post

Yay!! Another Julie Czerneda fan! Konran, you have many good reads ahead of you. :-)

   By Konran on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 04:30 pm: Edit Post

If they're all as good as this one is turning out to be, I look forward to them :-)

   By max on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 04:04 am: Edit Post

Has anyone read Sarah Monette's series of Melusine? They are amazing!!! Some explicit sex but the story is fantastic. Books titles are 'Melusine', 'The Virtu', and 'The Mirador'. I really recommend them. Characters are complex and the story is very original. Happy day you all.

   By starstorm on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 07:01 pm: Edit Post

Max, I also love that series! I can't wait for the final volume (Corambis) that's due out in a couple of weeks. If you didn't know, there are MP3 files on Sarah's website of her reading the first two chapters.


   By Konran on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 01:11 pm: Edit Post

If anyone is following C.J. Cherryh's Foreigner series, there's a new one out! It's called Conspirator. They want almost $30 for the hardback though so I had to mope my way to the library website and join a hold line 17 people long =(