What to Expect in 2017?

We’ve got some big series we’re going to try and take on which should prove quite the challenge. These are series we’re familiar with but haven’t tackled from beginning to end. Hopefully you’ll enjoy watching us slog through mountains of books and maybe even a little inspired to (re)read a big series too.

61975Jared could eventually take on the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. This beloved series has 26 novels and 6 shorts with the latter books being written with or by her son Todd McCaffrey. He’ll wade in and see if it’s worth the hype.

Much of the draw of series is it’s intricately detailed culture and characters. Add dragons and an intriguing mix of pseudo-Fantasy and Science Fiction and it’s easy to see why fans of this series are so devout.

Additionally, Jared might delve deeper into the Realm of the Elderlings series by Robin Hobb. That is if his read of the first three books in the series goes well. The series boasts impressively hefty volumes although there are only 24 of them, but it’s still on-going with the next one coming out this spring.

dragonlancedragonsofautumntwilightRobert is returning to the much loved Dragonlance series, starting with the core novels written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. While there are hundreds of books in this shared world series only 32 makeup the core.

Dragonlance is a fond favorite for both the Brothers. Magic, dragons, and deities meddling at every turn. It’s a series so epic in scale it took dozens of writers to just scratch the surface…..and it’s nowhere close to finished.

Additionally, Robert will continue to chip away at the Forgotten Realms series by R. A. Salvatore. Another massive series with 41 novels. He’d never actually read one until a few months ago and there’s a long way to go.

“But wait,” you may be asking, “there are only 52 weeks in a year. Aren’t you going to read other books too?”

And to that we say, yes. Of course we are going to read other books. It’s why these series may take years to complete. Robert plans to read a Dragonlance book a month, which if you do the math will mean he’ll finish the core novels in August of 2019. Jared is unpredictable, often reading what he fancies and even if he did one a month that’s still 2 years for either series.

Rest assured we’ll be reading lots of books from different series and who knows there might be other gargantuan series we might pick up but for now we’re taking it one page at a time.

The Brothers

What to Expect in 2017?

Blog News: Suggest-A-Book

Just a quick note.

If you have a book or series you think we’d like, you can now use our submission form. The link is in our site menu in the top right of every page as “Suggest-A-Book.” In the form we’ll ask for your name so we can give you a shout-out for suggesting it (or put N/A or Anonymous). Then we’ll need the book/series name and if you happen to remember the author’s name too. Check the box for genre and lastly a bit about why you are suggesting the book/series. What was it that you liked about it? Cool magic? Amazing tech? Actually likable characters? Dragons? Or something more mundane like just being readable.

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And let’s just be clear, you are submitting a suggestion, only. We may or may not act on it. Lastly, if you are an author, do not suggest your own work. Contact us directly.

The Brothers

P.S. Authors & Publicists, check out our Review Policy. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Blog News: Amazon Affiliate Program [CANCELLED]

Hello my fellow book geeks,

We are a couple of months and over a dozen reviews in and this might seem like nothing compared to the big boys, but it is the result of dozens of hours of writing and I dare say hundreds of hours of reading. We ain’t be experts or highly edjimicated folks but we love what we do. And for that reason we will be introducing Amazon Affiliate links.

I think you can all agree that buying our own domain name and getting some legitimate hosting would be a worthwhile endeavor for the future. Additionally, it would allow us some extra funds to purchase eBooks from the many aspiring authors out there that our-broke-ramen-eating-student-selves would normally be unable to afford.

Let me reassure you, we have no intention of plastering the blog with ads. It’s one of the big reasons for getting our own place. You can expect an Amazon text link at the bottom of book reviews and replies for books and series we recommend. We’re going to take it slow and see where it goes from here.

All we are asking is that if you shop on Amazon and like our blog that you follow one of the affiliate links and make your purchase as normal. To be clear, you don’t even have to purchase the book we link to. Any Amazon purchases you make by following one of our links will help support the blog. It probably won’t be much, if anything at all, but every little bit helps. And, hey, if you are already buying something why not spread the love around a bit?

If you have any questions please check our Legal page or let us know below…..or use Google.

The Bros

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