Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wizard's First Rule by: Terry Goodkind

I just got through reading my 5th Chunkster, I have one more to go before Dec. 31st. I think I will read the second in this series to finish off my Chunkster list for this year.
I've become a big fan of Diana Galbadon and I have been a fan of Christopher Paolini for a long time. Not only did I like Wizard's First Rule, but I found that Terry Goodkind has a very similar writing style.
Good characters with personalities that make you empathize with them sometimes even the mean characters, which is good because there is a little bit of bad in all of us.
I liked the way the story evolved over the 820 pages and for me it had a very satisfying ending. Even though I know this is quite a long series if for some reason I did not know that or was unable to get the next books the author brought all events and characters to an ending that would be happy enough to be a stand alone book. However, since by the time you're finished you're so invested in the characters that it's nice to know there's more to the story.
There is magic, monsters, and even a special dragon. If you're a fan of Fantasy you'll like this one.

Happy Reading--
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Time Spike by: Eric Flint & Marilyn Kosmatka

I have checked my challenges and I'm close to my 100 books for the year but after reading Time Spike I've got 2 more Chunksters to read.
I'm back into Sci-Fi and Fantasy right now. I find I need a little escape reading and escape is what you do when you read Time Spike.
Eric and his co-author Marilyn have created a very interesting scenario for us. Lots of people, animals, and decisions of what to do about good guys, bad guys, animals, and plants they don't know much about.
There are quite a mix of characters in this book so you need to keep your thinking cap on to keep everyone straight as to who belongs with whom, but even though we love to root for the good guys in stories and real life, you might be surprised, you might end up rooting for some of the bad guys in this one.
The book starts out in a prison, but don't be put off by the first 5 to 10 pages keep reading for some adventure and surprising situations.

Happy Reading--
Beverly G ♥