Sunday, October 24, 2010

Prince of Nothing, vol 1 and 2


Dark prose, written with a more sophisticated voice than a lot of fantasy(that I read). The author has a knack for giving the history of the world a weight, and the characters are at times simply caught up in the great events of the time, or at other times, making decisions that change the path of the hundreds of thousands of people that make up the Holy War.

There is some sexual content, one of the main characters is a prostitute. The sexual content is disturbing, enough that I wish it were not in the book, but not so much that I didn't finish it, and I will finish the trilogy.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Time Traveler's Wife


A good book about the strains and joys of marriage, with the accelerant of a time traveling husband. A bit too heavy on discussion of sex, though the author avoids actual sex scenes. But the discussion of frustrations of trying to have children, the joys of just being together, and having someone to come home to were quite satisfying.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Empress / Riven Kingdom

The first book in this trilogy was interesting, the story of a slave risen to become "Empress". The book is written without judgment of the society it portrays. The religion is dark, violent, and obsessed with blood, but the people worship sincerely. A fascinating idea, a "righteous", chosen people, chosen by a dark god.

Riven Kingdom
The most disappointing second book I have ever read. A simple Princess seizes her inheritance from grasping uncles story.

p.s. started this post back in April