Sunday, February 19, 2012

6. A Conspiracy of Kings

By Megan Whalen Turner (319 pp)

This is the 4th book in a series and possibly the last. It felt like it was finished but I could see the author squeezing more stories out of this world. One of the things I love in this series is the different POV characters. I loved this one but like some of the earlier books it does have some moments where it goes a little dry. It has to do with kingdoms and power. Overall I recommend the entire series.

Friday, February 10, 2012

5. The King of Attolia

By Megan Whalen Turner (385 pp)

This is the third in a series. (Book #1 and Book #2). I loved the first one but was lukewarm on the second one. I loved this one. I can't say why without being too spoilery. Our beloved hero Eugenides gets what he wants but has to take what he doesn't want along with it. There's another book in the series which I am going to get at the bookstore tomorrow.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

4. The Name of the Wind

By Patrick Rothfuss (662pp)

I have been sitting on this book forever. Partly because I knew I would like it and I wanted to wait until I had time to really get into it. Partly because I knew it was going to be a series and didn't want to be left hanging at the end. And partly because it was hardcover and I didn't want to carry it on the bus. None of those reasons makes any sense now because I never had time to really get into it and have been sneaking in a few pages here and there for the last 6 weeks. Book 2 is out but the series isn't finished so I'm still going to be left hanging. I never did take it on the bus but I'll probably end up lugging #2 to work with me. I'm warming up to the idea of an ereader mostly for tome reading on the bus. I have other reasons pro and con but not going into it here.

This book is awesome. It's a about a guy and bad stuff happens and he's the hero and he wins a little, loses a little, but it's a story within a story and nothing is what it appears. If you like big fat fantasy books, highly recommended.