Still on To Green Angel Tower (Part 1) by Tad Williams
"Crying Havoc (The Five Kingdoms Saga: Book IV)" by Toby Neighbors storyline is back on-track after the dissapointing book III. The awesome battles, the dragon Bartoom, the evil Torr Wizard Offendorl, Briana, and treachorous kings are ever more devious and hard to understand after they are defeated at Orrock by Zollin. Betrayal by King Felix, redemption for Mansel, and the return of Zollin's father Quinn, brings the group back together and they set out for Osla to end the threat from Offendorl and the Torr. A great storyline that continues to engross and rivet your attention to this entertaining, action packed fantasy/adventure series...4 stars
Is this an indie press? I really like to support indie press authors that get traction through word of mouth. Is there another more mainstream author you can compare Neighbors to? Like another Author in the same Neighbor-hood. Sorry that was pretty bad. May check him out this year.
Yes "The Five Kingdoms Saga" is Indie Press and if I were drawing comparisons to other authors in the fantasy/adventure genres it would be: Michael G. Manning and Aaron Pogue although I personally think that both of their writing styles are more polished than Neighbors. Like you I'm a huge fan and supporter of authors who are searching for their voice and a loyal following. IMHO the best new author/self-published indie press authors I've read-to-date are:Ward Larsen,Christian Cantrell,Bobby Cole,Anthony Ryan,Michael J. Sullivan (recently picked up by a major publisher),Jacob Gowans,Richard Phillips,Michael G. Manning,Evan Currie,Thomas Stone,Steve Umstead,T.R. Harris,Tony Bertot,B. Justin Shier,E. Duke Vincent,K.C. May,I hope you have an opportunity to read and enjoy a few of the wonderful stories from this list of indie press/self published inditers!
Wow thanks. I'm gonna try to read at least one of those authors somewhere in the next 5 books.
Collection of Harold Shea stories by Decamp. And Pratt
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Have just finished The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Really enjoyed this one also, worth the wait. Now I'm on to The Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter.
"The Devil Colony" by James Rollins is an overly detailed somewhat tedious read that would have been much better if it was at least 100 pages shorter. At times it seemed like the author was making it up as he went along. I know I'm glad it finally ended unlike most of this authors work which I love. The chapters in the story that are good are great but the rest is filler and it slowed the story to molasses-like pacing. The backdrops, settings, character development, and historical references are excellent but the storyline is simply overwrought. 3 stars...
So I'm reading Book 2 of Mageborn: the Line of Illiniel. And, I absolutely HATE the character of Penny. She was slightly annoying in book 1, but she was only a secondary character. In this book she plays a much larger role & she annoys me!!! Almost to the point where I don't want to read anymore of this book. Ugh.
Reading Leviathan Wakes James S.A. Corey. Loving it! Nail biting space Sci-fi Thriller all contained within the solar system. Only thing I'm missing a bit is a sense of wonder but adventure, intrigue, fear, horror, passion are all there.
"Moon Underfoot" by Bobby Cole isn't as good as "The Dummy Line" but it's still worth the time to read. Jake Crosby vs. Moonpie is an intense, gut wrenching confrontation based on a past event that grabs you and won't let go. Moonpie is an evil, murderous, malevolent drug dealer and killer seeking revenge and Jake and his family are the target. The chase is on and it's a kill or be killed storyline that takes place in the bayou country of Mississippi. Buckle up...it's a wild ride!!!
Finished Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. It was a really cute, quick YA read. Zombie love saves the world. Who knew?Finished A Memory of Light. Very glad to be done with the series. Maybe I'll do a re-read of the whole thing 20 years from now.Reading Gena Showalter's Intertwined trilogy because it was free on kindle from the library. Paranormal YA trash. Blah.Listening to Pure by Julianna Baggot. Sort of like the Hunger Games, but trying too hard to be more disturbing. It took me a while to get into it, but it is getting interesting. It is kind of heavy-handed with the anti-conservative message, though.Also starting the Percy Jackson series on audio with the kids. Starting The Lightening Thief.
Finished: The Name of the RosePlan to readSolarisIo Deceneus Journal of a Time Traveler