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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

Sins of Empire
Brian McClellan
Heart of Venom
Jennifer Estep
Progress: 100 %
Magic in the Shadows
Devon Monk
Progress: 100 %
Star Witch
Helen Harper
Progress: 100 %
Spirit Witch
Helen Harper
Progress: 100 %
Sarah Zettel
Artificial Condition
Martha Wells
The Vampire's Mail Order Bride
Kristen Painter
Progress: 100 %
Honor Among Thieves
Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine
Progress: 100 %
Star Nomad
Lindsay Buroker
Progress: 100 %

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