Queen of Storms is the second volume in Raymond E Feist's trilogy, The Firemane Saga. The book picks up shortly after the end of the first volume, King of Ashes, with Hatu and Hava having settled down as innkeepers in Barons Landing.
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Assassins Creed: Valhalla – What to read while waiting
Since Norse mythology is equally as outrageous and entertaining as Greek mythology, I hope there will be a strong presence in AC: Valhalla as well.
Five Books: I Collected in 2019
A few weeks ago, I wrote about some of the books I got rid of during my latest decluttering session.
In that post, I talked about wanting to be more intentional in my purchase of books. That I want a carefully chosen collection of books; one I'll genuinely cherish for the rest of my life.
So, to balance my decluttering post, I thought I'd talk about some of the books I've bought this past year.
Five Books I’m Decluttering
Although I love books, I'm fairly unsentimental and declutter mine regularly. With the exception of a few special ones from my childhood, I seldom get attached to a specific edition. Of course, there are novels that I always have a copy of: The Lord of the Rings, The Dark is Rising Sequence and others. But if a new, … Continue reading Five Books I’m Decluttering
My 2019 in Books: My favorite reads of the year
I really enjoyed my 2019 in books. Most of the books I've read this year have been good. Some were average. Many were fantastic.
Nordic Novels: The Moomins
Tove Jansson playful language and imagination inhabited this world with all kinds of wonderful creatures. Throughout the stories, Moomin Valley and the Moomin house becomes a shelter and home to many lost and displaced creatures.
In my Bookcase: Lady Mechanika
If you're like me, appreciative of comics as a medium, but overwhelmed at the thought of trying to navigate though the massive number of issues, reboots, and alternate universes of big-name comics, Lady Mechanika is a great alternative.
So, you loved Good Omens. Now what?
The recently premiered mini-series, Good Omens, on Amazon Prime is currently all the rage on my twitter feed. The series is an adaptation of the thirty-year-old cult novel, written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. At the moment, it seems like it's either being reviewed, analyzed, raved about, or involved in hilarious misunderstandings instigated by Evangelicals Christians.
The Witcher Reviews: Time of Contempt
Aretuza will also be the place of a large political gathering, The Mages Conference, where most of the more powerful and influential sorcerers and sorceresses will gather. What occurs there will have harsh, long-lasting consequences and set the main characters on paths that will last throughout the series.
Book Review: Good Omens
What happens next includes prophecies by a slightly unhinged, seventeen-century witch, self-proclaimed witch hunters, the Four Horsemen (on motorcycles), Angels being bureaucratic assholes, and demons who overreact when you've accidentally misplaced the Antichrist. There are also Satanic nuns, patriotic Americans, and Hellhounds. Oh, and the Antichrist is an eleven-year-old boy.
Book Adaptations: Killing Eve
The next show on my list is, Killing Eve. The anticipated second season premiered on April 7th. I had hoped to have this post up by then; unfortunately, my sometimes temperamental back objected to that idea. So, we're now two (almost three) episodes into the new season, and so far it's looking good!
Book Review: No Tomorrow – Killing Eve 2
One thing I really enjoy about the writing is that, because of the very different personalities and lives these two women lead, it never feels repetitive. For example, a part of the book takes place in Venice, you have chapters from Villanelle's POV, and then you have Eve retracing her steps, and yet it feels new.
Book-to-TV Adaptations: American Gods
American Gods is a much-acclaimed novel by Neil Gaiman released in 2001. The book is a unique blend of Americana, folklore, world mythology, and contemporary fantasy. It follows the character Shadow Moon as he, after a prison sentence and the death of his wife Laura, takes a job as a driver and errand-boy to a man calling himself Mr. Wednesday.
My 2018 in books: Last day of the year
At the beginning of 2018, I decided to, once again, sign up for the Goodreads reading challenge. After successfully completing my 2017 goal of reading thirty books I challenged myself to read thirty-six books during 2018. On September 29th, I officially completed the challenge, and I'm ending 2018 with fifty-three books read.
The Witcher Reviews: Sword of Destiny
Sword of Destiny is the second short-story collection in The Witcher Series. As with the previous book, The Last Wish, it provides worldbuilding and hints at things to come. At least two of these stories could be considered prologues to the following novel, Blood of Elves. Together, they provide a backstory that, although not strictly necessary to understand the plot, reading them will give you a much deeper and emotional connection to the characters.
In my bookcase: The World Mythology Series
When it comes to mythology I don't think the stories need to be reworked; depending on the region of origin some of them are thousands of years old, they've already been perfected. Despite their age, they're also both relevant and relatable; in a time long before Youtube Gurus, Instagram Influencers, and Self-Help books, these stories comprised of myths, fables, and allegories all deal with humanity and the human condition.
Happy Mail: Discworld Novels
So, really, I don't think I should be blamed for needing a little pick-me-up. That pick-me-up came in the form of an additional five titles in the Discworld Library Edition
Bookie, Showbie or Trubie???
I saw his post on the HBO True Blood forum today and it got me thinking. I was thinking, in light of the increase in animosity toward AB from people who believe he isnt doing a good enough job or sticking closer to the book story line. Do you think the show will lose some … Continue reading Bookie, Showbie or Trubie???