Monday, December 1, 2008

The Dragon Reborn

"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the shadow. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again..."

Jordan's 3rd book in his epic series of 12 continues the tale of Rand Al'Thor and his companions as they continue to fight the armies of the Dark Lord, who is still imprisoned in Shayol Ghul, though his prison is weakening. The story focuses on Rand's search for the swords Callandor, held in the city of Tear and his continuing maddness.

The book, like all of Robert Jordan's books, is very well written and draws us further into the story. The characters are three demensional and keep gaining demensionality as the story progresses. I won't bother recomending this book to anyone because if you're reading this review you have to have read the series up until now.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Final Watch

So i drive down to the Barnes and Noble today, and I look around the fiction section for something to read, and i suddenly remember that it's October! and the final book of the night watch series is supposed to be out, so i go over to the information desk and i ask the lady if they have it in. Only to discover, to my dismay, that the book won't be out until January of 2008, ARG!

The waiting continues....

Wheel of Time

Rand Al'Thor is just a simple farmer from the Two Rivers, a village where nothing eventful happens, aside from the occasional glee-man coming in during their annual festival. Everything changes for him when his home is attacked by Trollocs and he, 3 of his friends, a mysterious woman, and the village wisdom, must flee from the Two Rivers. Thus begins the expansive collection of Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan.

Yet another set of books that i simply cannot put down, i've read the first few of these books a while back, and i just recently picked them up again. I flew through the first 3 books, and i'm now on the fourth and let me tell you, They're AMAZING the story from the outside doesn't seem to really be anything special, just another sword and magic book. But it is so, so much more than that, it's filled with side stories, wonderful dialogue, richly painted imagery that makes you feel like you're actually there with the characters experiencing their hardships. Overall i can recomend this book to anyone who enjoys a good sword and sorcery book, or anyone who enjoyed lord of the rings. Check it out!

Orphans of Chaos

Oh my gosh, where do i begin?

I love these books (wait...i love all books) the Orphans of Chaos books are filled with so many abstract thoughts and scientific theories it's crazy! The writing is complex and wonderfully helarious, and the characters are so deep and 3 dimensional you'll feel as though you've been friends with the 5 children of the story for your entire life.

The books start off in a british boarding school bordered by unknown territory on all four sides. The 5 students there are prodigious to say the least. But that's not all that they are, they're beings from chaos, rivals to the greek gods and goddesses who bend and twist fate to their will. The children find out about their heritage and set off to escape the bondage that they've been put into, and ultimatly escape the fate that the gods seem to have limitless control over.

The book is bursting with helarious jokes, inuendos and situations that will have you unable to put the book down, and have people looking at you funny for laughing randomly. It also has plenty of action, mystery, and romance to keep every reader happy.

I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Help! I've Got Dyslexia!!

OOM, that's what a dyslexic cow says. Sometimes when i read I'll look at a word or a sentence and I'll think "Gee that doesn't make much sense" and I'll go back and read it and it will make much more sense because I've mixed up a few of the words in the sentence. Now I'm not the kind of person who reads the first few letters in a word and guesses what the word is, I always read the entire word So I suppose I have an acute case of Dyslexia, or I'm just stupid, whichever.

So I've read these wonderful books by a one Sergei Lukyanenko, called the Night Watch series. The books are translated from Russian so in some parts the wording is a WEE bit choppy, but it's hardly noticeable and can probably just chalk it up as the writer's style if you want.
The plot has so many twists and turns that you'll never want to put down the book (my math teacher complained about that).

The story in the first book focuses on Anton Gorodetsky (the coolest name ever) and the efforts of the Night Watch, a group of Light Magic users who keep watch over the night and it's various magical inhabitants, and their attempts to out do the Day Watch, a group of Dark magic users who keep watch over the day and it's magical inhabitants, without shifting the balance of power too much towards either side, light or dark.
The books are set in contemporary Moscow and it is one of the BEST series of books that I've ever read, they are by far my most favorite books in the world. The series isn't complete yet, with 3 out of 4 books being out so far the last book is set to be released in october of 2008.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Books books everywhere and not a thing to read

Every time i walk into Barnes and Noble or some other such book store, i find myself drawn in by the sheer amount of books. As you can tell i simply adore reading books, as a way of drawing myself out of reality, and joining a wonderful world full of rich characters and thick plot lines that i instantly fall in love with. But lately, i walk into Barnes and Noble and it seems that i can never find a decent book to buy, i always look in the fiction section because fiction and fantasy comprise most of what i read, i scour the section for anything that seems to peak my interest, sometimes i find something and sometimes i don't. lately though it's mostly don't. Perhaps i need to broaden my horizons, learn to read historical or historical fiction, but it just seems so hard, why should i dwell in this reality while i read when i can delve into a world full of murder, witchcraft, dragons, assasination plots, and chosen heroes?

I shall never know why it is so hard for me to find a book at the book store, but i do know that i won't be done scouring the fiction section of my local Barnes and Noble for quite some time.

East of Eden

So i'm required to read this book called East of Eden for my summer vacation homework,(it's by Steinbeck if anyone didn't know) and at first i read the synopsis and i dreaded even opening this book, because it sounded so boring, but then i remember that's what i thought about Of Mice and Men at first too.

The synopsis of the book states that the book follows 2 families, the Tasks and the Hamiltons, and their "helpless reenactment of the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry between Cain and Able"

The book is amazing, it starts out a bit slow and it makes you want to fall asleep because it describes EVERYTHING about the setting (I DON'T WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE CUPS LOOK LIKE MISTER STEINBECK!!) but it goes on to become an AMAZING story of Love, and not so much love, Murder, Trickery, Caring friends, and a mans strive to recover and raise his children correctly, without their mother.

I love this book and i recomend it to anyone, regardless of whether or not they like Sci-Fi books Fantasy books, Romance Novels, or Murder Mysteries, this book has something for everyone and it is highly entertaining and it makes my soul smile :)

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