Fablehaven – Book 3: Grip of the Shadow Plague – By Brandon Mull

Jared,

I’m continuing my read through of Fablehaven. Every book I’m falling deeper and deeper in love with this series. Which means I’m getting more and more hyped for Dragonwatch, the sequel series out Mar.14.2017.

gripoftheshadowplagueTitle: Grip of the Shadow Plague
Series: Fablehaven; Book 3
Author: Brandon Mull
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Youth/Teen
ROTS Setting: EU, Modern, Magic, Fairies, Demons
Synopsis: Kendra and Seth have been unable to return home after their flight to Fablehaven earlier in the summer. The Society of the Evening Star is eager to get their hands on them, so the safest place is to remain on the deadly magical preserve. But when Kendra leaves to help on a vital mission things are anything but safe in Fablehaven. Creatures of light are falling to darkness at an alarming rate, with no clues to why.
Recommendation: Highly recommend this series. Early teens and up can easily handle this book. I advise moderate caution with younger readers as there are some darker themes.

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Fablehaven – Book 3: Grip of the Shadow Plague – By Brandon Mull

The Vagrant Trilogy – Book 1: The Vagrant – By Peter Newman

Jared,

I was really excited for this book…..at the beginning. Now? Not so much. The author has some skill and for the right reader this is probably amazing. I am not the right reader.

THEVAGRANT.jpgTitle: The Vagrant
Series: The Vagrant Trilogy; Book 1
Author: Peter Newman
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Demons/Monsters, Advanced Tech
Synopsis: The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape. As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde. His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war. What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leader, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling into dust. But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.
Recommendation: Definitely for Adults. This may not be for everyone. Recommended but not highly.

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The Vagrant Trilogy – Book 1: The Vagrant – By Peter Newman

Mistborn – Short Story: The Eleventh Metal – By Brandon Sanderson

Jared,

Next month is going to be crazy. 7 new releases, and most of those are from some pretty big authors. So many books to read so little time……thus the Thursday post.

Have you seen/played this before? You’ve got nerdy friends. One of them is bound to have this sitting in a closet somewhere.

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Mistborn Adventure Game Cover Art

Title: The Eleventh Metal
Series: Mistborn, Cosmere
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Higher Magic (of sorts)
Synopsis: This story was written specifically for the Mistborn Adventure Game, a tabletop RPG. Please keep in mind that the story was intended to help a GM bring his players up to speed on the world if they haven’t read the books. There are a few goodies for those who want to know more about Kelsier, but this story is not meant to stand wholly on its own.
Recommendation: Adult or late teen. Servers as a good intro to the Mistborn setting and then followed up with the main books.

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Mistborn – Short Story: The Eleventh Metal – By Brandon Sanderson

Dragonriders of Pern – Book 2: Dragonquest – Anne McCaffrey

Robert,

So I listened to this one as an audiobook rather than reading it and wow it’s only like a 3-hour book. I’ve seen movies shorter than this book.

Title: Dragonquestdragonquest
Series: Dragonriders of Pern: Vol. 2
Author: Anne McCaffrey
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Dragons
Synopsis: 7 years have passed since Lessa went between times to bring to the future the old timer dragonriders. While they have been saved from the impending doom of the threads, all is not in harmony on Pern. Conflicts arise within the dragonriders and from the lord holders.
Recommendation: I really liked this. Still recommended for teens and adults if they can understand the sexual content and ideas.

 

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Dragonriders of Pern – Book 2: Dragonquest – Anne McCaffrey

February Book Haul

I’m going to post this instead of doing another hype train. It’s hype-ish and I just don’t have the energy to comb through everything for new info. As for the haul, I was way more selective this time around. Focusing on filling out my collection, especially with an eye out for books I’m going to want to read with my son in a few years. Ironically enough, said son got a fever the night after getting these.

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Fablehaven – Book 2: Rise of the Evening Star – By Brandon Mull

Jared,

Have you read this series? If not, you’re missing out. This is my second time and it’s been many years. I had initially liked them, but didn’t really love them. However, I am not completely convinced that these are wondrous.

riseoftheeveningstarTitle: Rise of the Evening Star
Series: Fablehaven; Book 2
Author: Brandon Mull
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Youth/Teen
ROTS Setting: EU, Modern, Magic, Fairies, Demons
Synopsis: Kendra and Seth returned from their summer at Fablehaven changed in more ways than one. When Kendra sees things she shouldn’t at school things rapidly spin out of control. When Fablehaven, filled with creature who could kill you at any turn, becomes the safest place for them things are only just getting started.
Recommendation: Highly recommend this series. Early teens and up can easily handle this book. I advise moderate caution with younger readers as there are some darker themes.

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Fablehaven – Book 2: Rise of the Evening Star – By Brandon Mull

Snapshot – By Brandon Sanderson

Jared,

Sorry this is a day later than I said. Things have been crazy this past week and weekend. But neither illness, sleep deprivation, Pokemon Go, or freakishly long books could keep me from reading Sanderson for too long.

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Title: Snapshot
Series: Reckoners Universe
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: EU, Superpowers (sort of)
Synopsis: Davis’s job as a cop on Snapshot Duty is straight forward. Sometimes he is tasked with finding where a criminal dumped a weapon. Sometimes he is tasked with documenting domestic disputes. Simple. Mundane. One day, in between two snapshot assignments, Davis decides to investigate the memory of a call that was mysteriously never logged at the precinct, and he makes a horrifying discovery.
Recommendation: Adult or late teen. Definately recommend it, especially if you like crime/mystery or are just a Sandeboxer like me. (Ya, I totally think Sanderson fans should be called Sandeboxers. And yes, I’m that level of nerd.)

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Snapshot – By Brandon Sanderson