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What fantasy/science fiction book are you reading RIGHT NOW?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally getting around to The Many-Colored Land by Julian May. I'm about 80 pages in. It's okay.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, ok. Very Happy

So...

Without spoilers, I found the first series to be the worst. Very Happy

I read them chronologically instead of in publication order. (Thanks Fist. Wink )

Intervention, then the "Jack The Bodiless" series, and only then the Pleistocene series.

They work much better that way, you're more invested, and the later writing is better too...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am very excited. Very! For the first time in years I've started on a series that truly floats my boat in the fantasy sense. I'm two thirds through the first book in the Sword of Shadows series by J V Jones and it's great. It's a sort of blend of almost historical dark-ages fantasy with elements of paganism and barbarian stuff thrown in; pretty adult in nature but enough sorcery in there for it to satisfy the fullest of full on fantasy buff. A great quest saga with all of the elements in place, but used to great effect and often with a twist (the use of sorcery for example is dangerous - very dangerous - to the user (to the point where it can tear them apart, physically). I just love its adult and realistic playing of the old tropes. If magic and sorcery were real things in the world, this is what it would be like!

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