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WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1229Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

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I finished The Fifth Season trilogy by N. K. Jemisin. It was so so. Some interesting ideas but not that engaging to read.

One peculiar thing about it was 2nd person narration.
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I usually won't start a series that isn't finished but I've seen a lot of praise for Anna Smith Spark so I read the first two books of her trilogy (Empires Of Dust). The praise was well founded IMO. It's pretty dark material with fighting armies and extreme amounts of death but it's well written and her punchy short sentence structure was unique. I look forward to the final book later this year.

I'm trying to read The Aspect Emperor series by R. Scott Bakker but I'm just having a hard time getting into it. I wasn't crazy about Prince Of Nothing but once I start a series I have a hard time not finishing it. Everyone piles praise on his writing but I just haven't enjoyed it so far. I'm hopeful it will grow on me as the names begin to sound familiar again. Everything is just so off the wall. "Where are you from?" Answer: "Ishterebinth" "Who was your Quya Master?" With me having no clue what a Quya is. The next paragraph the Sohonc are battling iron-scaled Wracu. Again... what or who are the Sohonc and Wracu??? Bakker can't be bothered to tell you. It's probably in a glossary somewhere rather than him telling you the story. There are some good ideas in there somewhere I'm just not sure it's worth the effort to dig them out.
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WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1229Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

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I finished Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. It's a sci-fi book. I liked it.

Compared to the previous book I read, reading Sanderson is so effortless.
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