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You are going to love this: "Blood Song (Raven's Shadow Trilogy: Book I)" by Anthony Ryan is a wonderful, amazing, and magnificent fantasy/adventure story that will captivate and entertain you. The first words that come to mind when thinking about this epic novel are; wondrous, brilliantly written, enchanting, intense, magical, melifluous pacing, exquisitely atmospheric settings, elegant verbiage, richly devloped characters, comradery, epic storyline, dystopian fantasy, a must read, and soon to be classic in this genre...5+stars
And for some pulp fiction space opera check out "The Human Chronicles Trilogy" by T.R. Harris, it's great!!!
Starez, following are a few unbelievably good sci/fi fantasy/adventure stories I've read recently: "Planet of Adventure Collection," Night Lamp," "The Lyonesse Trilogy," and "Big Planet" by Jack Vance, "Deathworld: Trilogy" by Harry Harrison, "The Barsoom Series" by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and "The Harry Irons Trilogy" by Thomas Stone. I think you will enjoy them all, I sure did. Also, check out: "The Dummy Line" by Bobby Cole and "Triple Cross" by Mark T. Sullivan. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! Enjoy and READ ON...
Starez, "Tales of the Dying Earth" by Jack Vance is perhaps the quintessential collection of sci/fi fantasy/adventures 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, 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 marvelling at its life changing positive impact on my addiction to reading. Just imagine being able to transform written words from your minds eye into sensual 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 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 the beautiful words 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...
These comments (with changes) were originally posted on "Bookaholics."
Hi Starez. I just saw your review of Kristen Britain's Blackveil and thought you might be interested in joining the new Green Rider group here on Shelfari. You can share your thoughts on the book and the series in general. Hope you can join us! Here is the link to the group: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/78486/about
I'm so glad you are enjoying it because I did also. Have you read "The Farseer Apprentice Trilogy" by Robin Hobb or "The Maze Runner Trilogy" by James Dashner? Both are great series that I think you will like, I sure did! Also, "The First Law Trilogy" and "Best Served Cold" by Joe Abercrombie are magnificent but be forewarned they are dark, intense, and gritty. READ ON...
I am behind on my updates, but I wanted to let you know that I finished "The Stand." WOW! What an adventure. As I said, I love the genre. It took me longer to read than I expected, so I figured I would be relieved when I finished. However, I ended up with separation anxiety and missing the thrill, the characters, etc. Thanks for the tip. Great book.
In the meantime, I also read Butcher's "Storm Front." Harry rules! Fun stuff, thanks. I will definitely finish the series.
I'm not sure if your e-mail link works, but did you ever get my commentary on "The Road?"
Starez, thank you so much for the link to Michael's interview, it was very revealing. I'm anxious to read the sixth book referred to as Percepliquis in the interview but shown as "Antithesis" on Amazon. I am hopeful he will write another fantasy/adventure story in the near future. Thanks again, READ ON...
Hey, sorry for the late reply [finals/research have been taxing], but thanks so much for your recommendation. I will definitely look into Codex Alera. Also, I took a look at your shelf and noticed that Ender's Game/Speaker for the dead was missing. If you haven't read these, I highly recommend them. The Ender series is probably one of the best sci-fi series out there [although don't read past the 3rd one.. kinda boring]. But I actually made it to the Towers of Midnight in the wheel of time series. The new author who replaced Jordan writes fairly well and the story progresses much faster and many of the subplots are all sorted now. The final book is expected to be released in November of 2011.
Starez, check out "I Am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore, "The Fourth Realm Travellers Trilogy" by John Twelve Hawks, "The First Law Trilogy" by Joe Abercrombie, "The Night Angel Trilogy" by Brent Weeks, "The Name of the Wind" by Patrcik Rothfuss, and "The Left Hand of God" by Paul Hoffman. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy and READ ON...
I checked out the books from the library. The first in the Casey Jordan series is The Letter of the Law. Then next is Above the Law and then False Convictions. I didn't read them in order and it really didn't matter that much. Tim Green has written other books, but I haven't checked them out yet. I like the Casey Jordan character, especially after the first book.