I'll read anything once.
Books that I really like I'll read over and over.
- Noblesville, In, USA
- member since December 2, 2010
Bean0900’s last login was Saturday, January 5, 2013.
Bean, I am so glad you enjoyed "The Riyria Revelations" and I'm sure that like me you are anxious to get your hands on the last book in the series. "Tales of the Dying Earth" by Jack Vance is perhaps the quintessential collection of sci/fi fantasy/adventure stories ever written by one of the most revered and awarded authors to write in this genre. The words that come to mind when trying to describe his incredible achievement are: wondrous, magnificent, epic, spellbinding, dazzling, exquisite, inventive, wordsmithery, magical, elegant, enthralling, engrossing, imaginative, original, mellifluous pacing, atmospheric backdrops, transformational, fantastical storylines! I read the first story in this collection when i was 11 years old and the others in the ensuing years. Over the years I have read the collection over 20 times, each time reflecting at its life changing impact on my reading addiction. Just imagine being able to transform written words from your minds eye into life-like visions and you will then understand the sensual impact of Jack Vance's brilliance! Ironically, because of its unique qualities I have always been protective and therefore reluctant to expose this truly fabulous literary experience to others for fear of diminishing its value to me...a misguided supposition I know, but true never-the-less. So, if you want to share my journey into the unknown and wander through other beautiful worlds as penned by a master scribe then you will read this incredible collection of stories and revel in their beatific perfection. Storytelling at its best; a masterpiece...
Bean, check out:
"I Am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore,
"The Mysterious Benedict Society" by Trenton Lee Stewart,
"The Farseer Trilogy" by Robin Hobb,
"A Song of Ice and Fire Series" by George R.R. Martin,
"The Fourth Realm Travellers Trilogy" by John Twelve Hawks,
"Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton,
"The Night Angel Trilogy" by Brent Weeks,
"The Rangers Apprentice Series" by John Flanagan,
"Grimm's Fairytales" by Brothers Grimm,
"The Maze Runner Trilogy" by James Dashner,
"The Hunger Games Trilogy" by Suzanne Collins...