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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

I got an illustrated edition of this book for Christmas and decided it was high time to read it since the libraries are all closed due to the pandemic. It’s my third reread.

Published: 1996 for the original, 2016 for the illustrated edition

Genre: epic fantasy

Length: 843 pages of text, 878 with appendix

Font: Minion

Setting: various parts of Westeros

Summary: Short version: The peace of Westeros is shattered when Robert Baratheon dies Continue reading

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Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

This was a Tor free book that I picked randomly off my Kindle.

Published: 2015

Genre: science fiction

Length: 398 pages

Setting: near future Lunar colony with a flashback to Brazil

Summary: Short version: A feud between the Mackenzie and Corta families on the moon turns deadly Continue reading

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Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

I was looking for a scifi or fantasy book to read to the kids and saw this.

Published: 2011

Genre: YA post-apocalyptic science fiction

Length: 323 pages

Setting: a near-future Louisiana

Summary: Short version: Nailer decides to save the swank girl he finds in a wrecked ship Continue reading

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Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

This is part of the Tortall/Alanna series. It’s a prequel of Numair’s life at the Mage University when he was a child. Of course I’m interested.

Published: 2018

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 455 pages of story, 464 pages total

Setting: 435-439 in Thak City, capital of the Carthaki Empire

Summary: Short version: Arram (aka Numair) learns about magic and friendship at the University Continue reading

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The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler

I was looking for an E author to fill a slot in my alphabet reading challenge. This looked like an interesting option from the library shelves.

Published: 2019

Genre: thriller

Length: 393 pages

Setting: the U.S., Japan, and Paris, present day

Summary: Short version: It’s kill or be killed for all the characters Continue reading

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Genghis: Bones of the Hills by Conn Iggulden

This is the third book in the Conqueror series (following Lords of the Bow) I’m slowly making my way through to get an I author every year.

Published: 2009

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 397 pages of story, 405 pages with historical note

Setting: the Mongolian Empire, ~1220-1227

Summary: Short version: Genghis battles with the Arabs Continue reading

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Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

I had The Scar on my TBR list, but it turns out I’d already read it. This is the first book in the New Crobuzon series.

Published: 2000

Genre: fantasy

Length: 710 pages

Setting: New Crobuzon, in a pre-Industrial Revolution-technology world

Summary: Short version: Isaac feels responsible for releasing slake-moths on the city Continue reading

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