It’s time for another Book of the Week, this time going back quite a few years to the first book in one of my favorite series: The Black Company. We’ve already had one book from this series feature in as a Book of the Week (book 5 or 6, depending on how you read the series), but the first book is more than deserving of its own space here.
Book of the Week – April 29th, 2016Standard
It’s about time I did another one of these. It’s only been, what, three months? Yikes. I hope I don’t drop the ball this badly again.
Anyway, the Book of the Week is Mystic, the debut title from dragonmount.com founder Jason Denzel.
The Bands of Mourning – A ReviewStandard
Yesterday, Brandon Sanderson’s sixth Mistborn offering was released. The Bands of Mourning continues the sort-of, in-between, second Mistborn sequence, following the adventures of Wax and Wayne.
Bands picks up some time after October’s Shadows of Self left off, Sanderson quickly establishes a new theme, not only for the Mistborn books, but for the Cosmere in general: expansion.
Book of the Week – January 7th, 2016Standard
This week, appropriately, we have a beginning and an ending: The Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe, the final volume of The Book of the New Sun.
Well. So this is the end.
“All the world was a relic.” Continue reading
Book of the Week – December 22nd, 2015Standard
I’m back with an early post, since I know everyone will be busy with family and friends and important things like eating loads of ham this weekend. After last week’s post on The Claw of the Conciliator, we continue with the next in the series, The Sword of the Lictor. And wow, is this one a doozy.
Where Claw of the Conciliator left off in a seemingly out-of-nowhere event, and bafflingly without any kind of real conclusion, Sword of the Lictor opens after skipping what would normally be the climax of the quest: Severian has already gotten to Thrax and settled in as the new Lictor there, serving the archon by running the prison and performing excruciations and executions. Dorcas is with him, still, and Dr. Talos and Baldanders have long since returned to Lake Diuturna. Continue reading