finally finished the last book of the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson and while it was different from my usual fair it was excellent (I really need to remember to branch out more) So wow book list is up to 62. Next Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone and Jean le Flambeur by Hannu Rajaniemi are both out next week (15th) and Clockwork century is still on my to finish list.
just finished reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance 01) by N. K. Jemisin and i can already feel this is a book series that is going to take over my life after i finish it (Also book list is at 43)
I was not expecting the Grimnoir books to grab me the way they did but damn they were something else. On a side not finished all the Hugo Award (Novel) nominees for 2014 too
Still one Hugo Award nominee left, got to get on that Larry Correia series Grimnoir Chronicles
Been a while since i gave you a book journal update so currently making my way through the Hugo award (Novel) nominees
Just finished new book Marked by Alex Hughes. Third novel in the Mindspace Investigation really great (and if you follow my book recommendations you already read the first two) It goes further into the politics of the Telepath Guild and I found it deals with addiction in a deeper more thoughtful way than most books I’ve read before. Seriously go read it the Kindle version is only $6 today.
Book Journal update for 2014
Been doing all that good reading this week
If an author is doing their job properly when you reach the end of a novel series or final issue of a comic book there is an emptiness within you because an entire world comes to a complete and final end
So book list 2014 advances with London Falling by Paul Cornell. Nice title, thought at times It was a little too British for me to understand without a quick trip to google. Its was fun and really make a good show of what it would be like for ordinary people trying to deal with mystic and powerful manifestations that you usually take as par for the course in other modern fantasy novels
good book, good read
I recommend it
Book Journal for the year 2014 (first book read Jan/6/14)
1. Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest
2. Dreadnought (The Clockwork Century, #2) by Cherie Priest
3. Once In A Blue Moon (Haven 08) by Simon R Green
4. Breach Zone (Shadow Ops 3) by Myke Cole
5. London Falling by Paul Cornell
So excitedly finished the last book in the military fantasy series Shadow Ops trilogy by Myke Cole (not the last book in the Universe but the last in this opening trilogy/using these characters)
The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began “coming up Latent,” developing terrifying powers—summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Those who Manifest must choose: become a sheepdog who protects the flock or a wolf who devours it…
Now it might just be because I’m an annoying left leaning liberal douchebag that loves magic and shit but this book grabbed me. Men in power being confronted with horror because of the horror they unleased against people, cool powers and intense decisions to be made with people fighting against forces that declared them to not be people.
This book was fun and enjoyable. I have the general complain I get with all fantasy aka I needs more people of color but that’s something I’ve sadly come to expect with books I read (one of the main characters Oscar Britton is black but I can always use more) I’m not gonna spoil anything here but with the last book out I think everyone/anyone can take a shot with these books.
Go enjoy some fantasy!
Nothingman recommends this book 4 out of 5