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Fantasy Faction => Fantasy Book & Author Discussion => Topic started by: ScarletBea on June 17, 2015, 06:00:25 PM

Title: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 17, 2015, 06:00:25 PM
I'd like your input, and might as well create a thread where everyone asks.

So, I'm going to buy book 2 of the Ryria Revelations, but Waterstones doesn't have 3 (which I'll get from Amazon) - but I need a second book to get a stamp on my Waterstones card (every £10).
I was looking at my TBR list, and realising I don't want to buy an unfinished series yet (so Malice is off) and looking at what's available, what shall I get?

1. Rebeca Levene, Smiler's Fair - I know this is book 1 of an unfinished series, but I've read it from the library, really enjoyed it, and now it's out in paperback I wonder if I should buy to keep/re-read in future
2. Joanne Harris, Gospel of Loki
3. Aidan Harte, Irenicon - a series I really want to read, but this one doesn't have any discount at the moment hehe
4. Robin Hobb, book 1 in the next series I haven't read, Fool's errand

So?
(I know I could toss a coin, and actually writing these down made me almost decide, but this is more fun ;D)
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: Raptori on June 17, 2015, 06:10:24 PM
I vote Fool's Errand... but then again you knew that I would do that anyway.  (http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-angel-006.gif)
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: eclipse on June 17, 2015, 06:19:16 PM
Where's the poll? I wanted a poll darn it  :)


I go with Robin Hobb as you liked the earlier series by her
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 17, 2015, 06:32:50 PM
Poll added :D

And....... no, I'll say this after a few more people replied :P
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: Elfy on June 18, 2015, 12:39:21 AM
I've only read Smiler's Fair on the list (I didn't quite get the hype around it), but I'd get one that you haven't already read. I went for The Gospel of Loki, because I think that's the most self contained of the 4, and it's also one I've picked up a few times myself, but not yet taken the plunge with.
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: JMack on June 18, 2015, 12:59:24 AM
i went for loki because... i liked the sound of it.   ;)
haven't read any of them.
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: Hedin on June 18, 2015, 02:34:21 AM
Haven't read any of these so I closed my eyes and after 4 tries my finger finally landed on a selection.
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: ClintACK on June 18, 2015, 06:06:38 AM
Gospel of Loki was quite good -- and really different from what's being written today.  And it's a finished series of one book, so no sequels to buy (or worse, wait for).
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 18, 2015, 08:38:45 AM
Thanks all!
I might get Loki for now, being a standalone and me still finishing Riyria.
And this way I know when I finish these 4 (the 2 Riyrias, Loki and a Temeraire from the library), I'll definitely get the next Hobb series :D
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: Saraband on June 18, 2015, 09:09:23 AM
I've read The Gospel of Loki last year and really enjoyed it. Smiler's Fair is looking at me from my bookshelf, still unread, and I haven't read the other two as well, so Gospel of Loki it is  :D
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: Lejays17 on June 18, 2015, 11:10:27 AM
I picked Gospel of Loki, I liked her other stand-alone that I read (whose name escapes me at the moment  :)) and I've been thinking of picking this up when it comes in "regular" paperback.
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 18, 2015, 12:21:19 PM
Thanks, ordered!
 :D
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: eclipse on June 18, 2015, 05:18:19 PM
Poor old Irenicon with no votes
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 18, 2015, 06:03:04 PM
I still plan to read it, though ;D
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: DrNefario on June 18, 2015, 10:01:09 PM
I have Irenicon in my in-tray. Sadly, I'm not quite able to offer a judgement yet. (Also, is that series complete?)
Title: Re: Book questions - what shall I get?
Post by: ScarletBea on June 18, 2015, 10:28:03 PM
Yes if it's a trilogy, book 3 was published earlier this year.
Let me check.
Yep, finished.

It's alternate history, this bit from a review:
"Harte manages to combine a series of intricate plots lines, intriguing characters and the creation of his version of renaissance Europe without ever becoming confusing. At the same time he doesn’t insult a reader’s intelligence by spelling anything out for us. "