Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Magic's Price

Once again I retread The Last Herald Mage trilogy by Mercedes  Lackey.  This series always makes me sad after reading it. 

Vanyel chooses to serve Valdemar to the end.  Excellent story if a few years out of date

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Memory of Light

I read A Memory of Light about a month ago.

I feel like I have enough distance to blog about it. 

Overall I think Brandon Sanderson did a sublime job of competing Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time. 

This book seems to be mostly about Action and things getting resolved.  I can almost see the check off list in my mind. 

But it was very well done and came to a very satisfying conclusion.

If you are a dedicated Wheel of Time fan you will not be disapointed. I hope that consideration is given to Brandon Sanderson to do some of the Outrigger novels, that Jordan had planned. But we have an ending and for me that is enough for the series I have waited 23years for the conclusion.

I am a happy fan! Thank you Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan and everyone involved in this series that has been a home for my imagination.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


One of my favorite Fantasy settings of all time is being released to the public free! Check it out Talislanta is awesome.

Check out the 4th edition Big Blue Book!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Heart of the Matter

I really like John Eldredge and his books. I think they have an important message for the Church. That being said sometimes I just can't get what they are talking about. They seem too good to be true.

Wishful thinking

Most of the time I have no idea how God feels about me. I certainly have a hard time capturing where they are coming from.

Not much has changed with my life. I still struggle with Lust, still struggle with my marriage, still struggle to find time for God in my life. And I often wonder what God is thinking.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Gathering Storm

This is book 1 of what would have been Robert Jordan's finish to The Wheel of Time.

Robert Jordan died in 2007 leaving his fantasy epic unfinished. Brandon Sanderson a good author in his own right stepped in to finish Jordan's epic.

I am very impressed at how well Brandon Sanderson pulled off a very tricky job. Working with Jordan's outlines, notes and parcial scenes Sanderson brings things together amazingly well.

It doesn't have Jordan's ultradiscriptiveness but the Character's feel "right" as you read them. And plotlines are actually brought to conclusion rather than simply spinning off more and more pages of stories of terciary characters.

I finished the book last night and it really brought out a sense of lostness and nostalgia. I started reading these books when I was 17 and now I am 37. I remember I would save reading them for vacations where I could the new books strait through without much interuption. These books have been a thread running through my life and now it's almost over. I also feel like shouldn't I have accomplished more in my life than I have. I will never be able to go back to those times and while they had their own problems I miss them.

The world seemed a lot simpler back then.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hero of the Ages

I just finished Hero of the Ages by Brandon Sanderson. It was a very good series afterall but I didn't like the conclusion of the series.

I am also re reading the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher.

These books are so good.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Night of Knives

I think Ian Esslemont is a better introduction to the Malazan universe than even Steven Erikson. I am really enjoying Night of Knives.

I am also about half way through The Worm of Ouroboros. It is fantastic although hard reading from time to time. Well worth it.