Adventurers Wanted – Book 2: The Horn of Moran – By M. L. Forman

Hey Jared,

Wow, I can’t believe we talked for 6 hours a couple of days ago. I think we need to talk more often.

hornofmoranTitle: The Horn of Moran
Series: Adventurers Wanted; Book 2
Author: M. L. Forman
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Youth
ROTS Setting: EU/AU, Medieval, Higher Magic, Dragons
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old wizard-in-training Alex Taylor and his band of fellow adventurers battle a goblin army, navigate an enchanted forest, and try to solve the sphinx’s riddle in their quest to find the lost Horn of Moran and return it to Norsland before the nation erupts in war.
Recommendation: Highly recommend this series. Great for younger and older readers alike.

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Adventurers Wanted – Book 2: The Horn of Moran – By M. L. Forman

The Stormlight Archive – Edgedancer (Novella) – By Brandon Sanderson

Hello again Jared,

Since I finally read Words of Radiance I figured I needed to go and read this novella after skipping it in Arcanum Unbounded. I’m glad I did.

2_NrDgAAQBAJTitle: Edgedancer
Series: The Stormlight Archive; Novella
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Audience:  Adult
ROTS Setting: Cosmere, Magic, Big Swords
Synopsis: Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older–a wish she believed was granted. Now, in Edgedancer, the barely teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven from an executioner she knows only as Darkness, court life is suffocating the free-spirited Lift, who can’t help heading to Yeddaw when she hears the relentless Darkness is there hunting people like her with budding powers. The downtrodden in Yeddaw have no champion, and Lift knows she must seize this awesome responsibility.
Recommendation: This book (& everything Sanderson) is highly recommended!

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The Stormlight Archive – Edgedancer (Novella) – By Brandon Sanderson

The Dragon Prophecy Trilogy – Book 2: Blade of Empire – By Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory

Hey Jared,

I actually wasn’t going to get to this until next month but with DNFing Provenance it gave me an opening.

bladeofempire.jpgTitle: Blade of Empire
Series: The Dragon Prophecy Trilogy; Book 2
Author: Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
Genre: Fantasy
Audience: Adult
ROTS Setting: UU, Medieval, Dragons, Higher Magic, Prequel
Synopsis: As Vieliessar confronts the first waves of the forces of Darkness, her destined Bondmate, Runacar, leads a rag-tag group to war. For centuries, the Elves have hunted the Otherfolk minotaurs, gryphons, dryads, and more considering them beasts. But they have a complex society, Runacar discovers, and though he is an Elf, takes it as his mission to help them reclaim their lands from his former friends and allies.
Recommendation: Adult or late teens. I suggest having at least some knowledge of the World of Obsidian before reading this. That’s not required but I feel it would make just an OK experience into a great one.

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Available Nov.21.2017 – White Sand Vol.2 by Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hiskin, & Julius M. Gopez

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White Sand Vol.2 by Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hiskin, & Julius M. Gopez (Cosmere, White Sand #2)

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Available Nov.21.2017 – White Sand Vol.2 by Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hiskin, & Julius M. Gopez

First Impressions – White Sand Vol.1 By Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hiskin, & Julius M. Gopez

Hey Jared,

Going to mix this one up a bit since it’s not the usual sort of thing we review.

whitesandThis has Sanderson’s fingerprints all over it, but it’s not quite enough for me. My biggest gripe with comics and graphic novels is the length. Sort of like with short stories but made more frustrating because often the story just stops so it can pick up in the next issue. Which you then have to wait months (or in this case a year and a half) between issues. It’s like taking a novel and then releasing a chapter at a time.

For what it is, I liked it. The art was amazing and the magic and world are classic Sanderson. The characters are ok, but for being the equivalent of only a chapter in, there’s not much to say.

Ya, satisfied my curiosity and I’m done. The only reason I even got this far was because this was in the Sanderson HumbleBundle. No regrets but there just isn’t enough here for me. I’ll probably come back to this once the series is finished or the world is tied into the Cosmere more. For now I’ll focus on his other work.

Robert

First Impressions – White Sand Vol.1 By Brandon Sanderson, Rik Hiskin, & Julius M. Gopez

The Stormlight Archive – Book 2: Words of Radiance – By Brandon Sanderson

Hiya Jared,

I’ve finished this for a few days already but I’m having trouble describing my experience. I keep defaulting to, “It’s awesome!” and can’t seem to get past that.

WordsOfRadianceTitle: Words of Radiance
Series: The Stormlight Archive; Book 2
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Audience:  Adult
ROTS Setting: Cosmere, Magic, Big Swords
Synopsis: At the heart of the Shattered Plains, the Parshendi are making an epochal decision. Hard pressed by years of Alethi attacks, their numbers ever shrinking, they are convinced by their war leader, Eshonai, to risk everything on a desperate gamble with the very supernatural forces they once fled. The possible consequences for Parshendi and humans alike, indeed, for Roshar itself, are as dangerous as they are incalculable.
Recommendation: This book (& everything Sanderson) is highly recommended!

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The Stormlight Archive – Book 2: Words of Radiance – By Brandon Sanderson