August 06, 2020, 11:42:52 AM

Author Topic: What did you read in May 2020?  (Read 1017 times)

Offline DCuervonegro

Re: What did you read in May 2020?
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2020, 04:12:04 PM »
Dragon Reborn from The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan. Seveneves by Neil Stephenson.

Offline isos81

Re: What did you read in May 2020?
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2020, 09:13:53 PM »
Just realized I did not post to this thread.
  • Son of a Liche
  • The Sword of Kaigen
  • The Goblin Emperor
  • Yedi Kartal Efsanesi (The Legend of Seven Eagles - Turkish fantasy book)
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline DCuervonegro

Re: What did you read in May 2020?
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2020, 02:55:41 AM »
I heard The Sword of Kaigen is pretty good. Would you recommend it?

Offline isos81

Re: What did you read in May 2020?
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2020, 05:40:14 AM »
I heard The Sword of Kaigen is pretty good. Would you recommend it?

I dropped the book in the middle in order to start another. It was very good until. @Bender finished the whole book and recommends it.

(It was hard for me to follow all those Japanese-sounding words, tho)
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

Offline Bender

Re: What did you read in May 2020?
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2020, 09:27:17 PM »
@DCuervonegro I have mixed reviews on it. Here is my full review on GR.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3071663425?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

It did win the SPFBO after all, so there's much to like in it. It was just not my cup of tea as it was a drama with fantasy thrown in rather than vice versa which I prefer more.
"I shall hunt your firstborn children and laugh with glee as I tell them of your death in terrible detail, with many unpleasant adjectives!" - M-Bot

"Who needs science when you have a dragon?" - Neil DeGrasse Tyson in Sharknado 6

Offline DCuervonegro

Re: What did you read in May 2020?
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2020, 09:30:43 PM »
Oh, I understand. I will read the review on Goodreads. I tend to like fantasy as a backdrop, though. When authors make it stand out too much, like with their worldbuilding, I fell disconnected. Anyone can come up with fantasy elements, but making them work is where the "magic" is for me.

Offline Bender

Re: What did you read in May 2020?
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2020, 10:16:07 PM »
Oh, I understand. I will read the review on Goodreads. I tend to like fantasy as a backdrop, though. When authors make it stand out too much, like with their worldbuilding, I fell disconnected. Anyone can come up with fantasy elements, but making them work is where the "magic" is for me.

Sounds like this may be right up your alley. Enjoy.
"I shall hunt your firstborn children and laugh with glee as I tell them of your death in terrible detail, with many unpleasant adjectives!" - M-Bot

"Who needs science when you have a dragon?" - Neil DeGrasse Tyson in Sharknado 6