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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Wild Things
Chloe Neill
Progress: 51 %
Dark Queen
Faith Hunter
Progress: 1 %
Magic Rises
Ilona Andrews
Progress: 100 %
The Black Company: The First Novel of 'The Chronicles of The Black Company'
Glen Cook
Progress: 100 %
Shannon Mayer
Progress: 100 %
Amazing Stories: Fall 2018
Steve Fahnestalk, Gary Dalkin, Robert Silverberg, Kameron Hurley, Julie Czerneda, Jack Clemons, Dave Creek, Drew Hayden Taylor, Paul Levinson, Shirley Meier, Allen Steele, Rudy Rucker, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Steve Davidson
Progress: 1 %
A Match Made in Spell: Lexi Balefire, Matchmaking Witch
Regina Welling, Erin Lynn
A Thousand Words for Stranger
Julie E. Czerneda
Spinning Silver
Naomi Novik
Witches With the Enemy
Barb Hendee

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







Review of "Falling Kingdoms" (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms  - Morgan Rhodes, Michelle Rowen

Great start to what seems like will be a sweeping, juicy fantasy series.  Don't let some of the book descriptions fool you.  Wolfed right through this one very quickly -- unusual for me with all the POV and location switches which can sometimes go very wrong for me.  


Loved it.  Not quite traditional fantasy fare (well, elemental magic's not new of course).  Very quickly the goings-on of three kingdoms (plus the "elvish" sanctuary) and characters became clearly intertwined.


Oh, sure, main characters were young-ish and extremely quick to jump to conclusions and emotions (both instant hate/vengeance, some melodrama and instaluv).  But that was also part of jumping right into the action and the storyline so failed to really bother me.  As series progresses, that could sour me on the series if gets heavy on the insta-whatever -- but, with this book I am currently hooked on the series and will be starting Rebel Spring as soon as my turn on the library waitlist,