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Autumn Adventures

My retreat from the post-Amazon-apocalypse-GoodReads. My shelves and my reviews, I hope, will find a safe haven here.


I like to read epic fantasy (the bigger, thicker and longer, the better) and science fiction (perfer space operas).  I also enjoy the occasional biography or history non-fiction.


Out in the real world, I'm an IT professional in the Legal industry.  Tech doesn't scare me or phase me.

Currently reading

Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)
Luke Daniels, Kevin Hearne
Progress: 94 %
Daughter of the Empire - 'Raymond E. Feist',  'Janny Wurts'

I could never see myself becoming a Mara, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading of her struggles and setbacks, her uncanny ability to turn even the most desperate tragedy into a resounding triumph. Daughter of Empire occurs on Kelewan, the home world of the Tsuranuanni, the flip-side of the coin that embodies the Riftwar Saga (as told mostly from Midkemia through Magician, Silverthorn and A Darkness at Sethanon).


Despite a near complete lack of traditional fantasy elements, this novel delivers an astonishing number of surprises, twists, intrigues and gambles. The rich world of Kelewan and the culture and heritage that is the Tsuranuanni Empire infuse all aspects of the reading experience. Mara's journey from virginal novitiate to one of the twenty gods of the Tsuranuanni to ruthless Ruling Lady of one of the oldest Houses in the Empire steeped us in her gut-wrenching grief, unflinching resolve through spousal abuse and sweet relief through each successful gambit in the Game of the Council.


I plan to continue reading the rest of the Empire Trilogy and highly recommend this first installment in that series.


For more discussions of Daughter of Empire, led by one of the authors, Janny Wurts, and including a Q&A thread with Raymond E. Feist, follow this link.



GR Status Updates:


06/03/2011 page 1   0.0%  
06/03/2011 page 25   6.0% "Finished One: Lady"
06/04/2011 page 56   13.0% "Finished Two: Evaluations"
06/04/2011 page 86   20.0% "Finished Three: Innovations"
06/04/2011 page 112   27.0% "Finished Four: Gambits"
06/04/2011 page 140   33.0% "Finished Five: Bargain"
06/04/2011 page 161   38.0% "Finished Six: Ceremony"
06/05/2011 page 187   44.0% "Finished Seven: Wedding"
06/05/2011 page 218   52.0% "Finished Eight: Heir"
06/05/2011 page 244   58.0% "Finished Nine: Snare"
06/05/2011 page 267   63.0% "Finished Ten: Warlord"
06/05/2011 page 296   70.0% "Finished Eleven: Renewal"
06/05/2011 page 316   75.0% "Finished Twelve: Risks"
06/05/2011 page 340   81.0% "Finished Thirteen: Seduction"
06/06/2011 page 363   86.0% "Finished Fourteen: Acceptance"
06/06/2011 page 379   90.0% "Finished Fifteen: Arrival"
06/06/2011 page 402   95.0% "Finished Sixteen: Funeral"
06/06/2011 page 421   100.0%  
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