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

 

Currently reading

Bound by Faerie (Stolen Magic Book 1)
John P. McKay
Pursuit of Magic (Dragon's Gift: The Valkyrie Book 3)
Linsey Hall
Ghost Gifts
Laura Spinella
Recurve (The Elemental Series Book 1)
Shannon Mayer
Along Came Mr. Right
Gerri Russell
Academy of Magic (Dragon's Gift: The Valkyrie Book 2)
Linsey Hall
Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin #8)
Jennifer Estep
Sixth Grave on the Edge
Darynda Jones
Skeleton Crew (Underworld Cycle #2)
Cameron Haley
Tyrant's Blood: Book 2 of the Valisar Trilogy
Fiona McIntosh

Favorite Book Quotes


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading progress: I've read 10%.

Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey

Publisher's current description claims:

"...Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel's Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age, and the birth of a new."

Wow.  Not at point I've read to.  Neither the story or the writing styles seem comparable.  

 

That's not a negative or a positive statement, just my surprise that they'd pick that comparison.  Usually SF books get compared to SF bestsellers and fantasy to fantasy bestsellers.  Maybe the religious elements?  Writing styles are wildly different.

 

Nothing published on as epic a scale as this since Dune? seriously?  No epic scale fantasy between the publication of Dune in 1965 and the 2001 publication of Kushiel's Dart? 

 

booklikes needs an eye-roll emoticon.  Badly.

Source: http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765342980