Miss Adventure got me reading the Protector of the Small series which takes place after the events in this series. I decided to make an effort to finish listening to this book (which I’ve had on my plate for months), the fourth book in the Immortals series.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 347 pages
Setting: mostly the Divine Realms and a bit of Tortall, soon after the events of Emperor Mage
Summary: Short version: A final confrontation between the powers of Chaos and Order Continue reading
This is the fifth and final book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. Sadly, the Erie County library system didn’t have it so I had to request it via interlibrary loan. I didn’t feel bad about it, though, since it was the last book in a series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 333 pages
Setting: mostly the Mrtyahaima Mountains (a Himalayan equivalent), a bit after the events of In the Labyrinth of Drakes
Summary: Short version: Lady Trent discovers a living Draconean society Continue reading
This is the fourth book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 350 pages
Setting: Akhia, a Middle Eastern equivalent country, soon after the events of Voyage of the Basilisk
Summary: Short version: Off to the desert to study dragon rearing Continue reading
I gave this to Miss Adventure to read while Mr. Curiosity and I were reading Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf. I’m still following many suggestions in The Well-Trained Mind for homeschooling, and Bauer and Wise recommend having middle-schoolers read some of the original literature. They recommended this version of Beowulf for the younger audience. After I talked to Miss Adventure about the book, I realized there were some significant differences between the two versions. I decided to read this version to compare to Heaney’s.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 92 pages
Setting: Scandinavia, some time before it was written
Summary: Short version: Beowulf defeats the monsters Continue reading
It’s a book about dragons and Pern, so of course I’m interested. It is the third book in a series, though, so start with Dragon’s Kin if you’re interested.
Length: 299 pages
Setting: mostly Harper’s Hall, soon after the events of Dragon’s Fire
Summary: Short version: Life as an apprentice in Harper Hall, with a plague Continue reading
This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.
Published: May, 2016 in Mothership Zeta
Genre: urban fantasy
Setting: Manhattan, present day
Summary: Short version: Dragons are best at exploiting greed Continue reading
It’s the eighth Discworld book. I’m on vacation, so it was time to read another Discworld book and work my way a little deeper into the series.
Length: 376 pages
Setting: Ankh-Morpork on Discworld
Summary: Short version: The Night’s Watch isn’t as useless as people think Continue reading