Dragonlance Re-Read: Dragons Of Autumn Twilight — Part 4

The action heats up substantially in Dragons of Autumn Twilight as my re-read reaches Xak Tsaroth and chapters 13 through 16 and we finally encounter dragons. Not only is there a noticeable increase in action, but Hickman and Weis also manage to increase the emotional payload as well. "I left Goldmoon. I returned to find Chieftain's Daughter" The Story So Far The Heroes of the Lance are camped not far from the ruins of Goldmoon and Riverwind's tribe. They're somewhat shell shocked by the death and destruction they have witnessed, but determine that they must push on and attempt to reach Xak Tsaroth by the deadline. Goldmoon and Riverwind's relationship …Read more  »

Book Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

This is the first book in a trilogy called The First Lawand I should stress that it is not in itself a complete story. In fact, in many ways it reads more like a  prologue. A coming together of the cast and setting the stage before the story itself gets going.That’s being a little harsh perhaps, but I didn’t find it a satisfying experience to read just this book so it’s worth noting. Be prepared to invest in all three books. And it is probably worth your time reading all three because this one has a lot to recommend it.Now right before reading The Blade Itself I had just finished a re-read of The …Read more  »