But you have heard of me… All kidding aside, what book have you read that surprised you—in a good way? I keep coming back to one particular series… (robinlythgoe.com)
“Smoke & Summons” by Charlie N. Holmberg is a fast-paced story full of demons and thugs, chase scenes and close calls. The magic is intriguing and layered: innocents particularly talented at hosting dangerous demons, and ancient artifacts full of strange powers. The setting simmers with history and lore we only glimpse briefly. I want to see more!
A Drift of Quills has been stranded on a desert island! Since we knew we’d be marooned, we were able to ship in reading material ahead of time. Sadly, we’re limited to three books. Which three will each of us choose?
“All the secrets of the world are contained in books.” I love this quote by Lemony Snicket. Books are like treasure chests, full of the most wonderful things. When I first began reading, it was to discover adventures—And those adventures taught me all kinds of things, from moral ideals to exciting new ideas. To my delight, I discovered that the learning never stops. Whether we’re reading fact or fiction, reading helps us understand the world we live in and the people we live with. It introduces us to different ideas and inspires us to think. To make sense of our existence. To indulge in creativity. There’s no such thing as a passive reader.
I recently created a poll for my readers. Do you read ebooks? Then this poll is for you! There are also a bunch of giveaways going on—mostly on InstaFreebie, which I love. Be sure to check them out…
I am down to the “hard” letters in my A-Z challenge on Goodreads. “Q” gave me Third Daughter (The Royals of Dharia #1), by Susan Kaye Quinn. Here is my review…
Aerisia begins in the real world and gets interesting with a stump. No, really! From the corner of the main character’s eye, this stump might be a bear, a wolf, a stray dog, a monk in flowing robes… Love the departure from the norm with that last item, and the setup for magic.