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Dabarai

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    I work in the library and it makes me so happy.
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    London
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    Books, cross stitching, crafty things, books... Did I mention books..?
  1. We have 82 reservations for it in our library, so I think lots of people might have similar opinion! I might wait until published in paperback and then buy it.
  2. Did anyone read The Believers yet? I'd love to hear your opinion on this, as I loved Notes on the Scandal.
  3. All I remember from this book is that how I hated it and how disappointed I was with it.
  4. Yes, prequels at the end, first Belgarth then Polgara.
  5. Ok. First, there was a series called Belgariad. It was so successful that he wrote another series about the same characters/worlds. It was called Mallorean. Then he wrote two prequels about things that happen before that, they were called Belgarath the Sorcerer an Polgara the Sorceress. The are all about the same world, same characters and should be read in the sequence in which they were published. Ellenium and Tamuli are two other series about completely new characters, based in the different world. Ellenium should be read first. Eddings also wrote a single standing fantasy book called Redemption of Althalus. And one called Regina's Song. Which is weird and slightly paranormal and I didn't like it:) He also wrote two books before he became fantasy author, but don't remeber titles of them. Hope it helps!
  6. I think if you check the Belgariad thread you will find loads of of positive comments. So yea, I recommend all his books. except The Dreamers:)
  7. Yeah, here comes another Eddings fan - his series are my long standing favourites. I enjoyed Tamuli even more then Belgariad. Belgarth the Sorcerer was the first book I've ever read in English so it'll always have a special place in my heart. And it was a jolly good read too! I think these are perfect series for someone new to the fantasy, as the books are well paced, story interesting (yes, maybe slightly naive, but engaging) and I like his style of writing, easy going and funny. Ellenium and Tamuli are somehow more "mature" series, also very enjoyable. However the new series, The Dreamers, was a mistake. I decided to forget about them.
  8. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  9. MJ, I was also disappointed with The Dreamers series, I only read it because I loved his other series. You should read Elenium series, followed by Tamuli. Or, you can start with Belgariad (which was his first - I found it a bit naive but still fun to read) and continue with Malloreon and then two prequels, Belgarath and Polgara. Which are great.
  10. I was really disappointed with this book, only finished it because it was short. Didn't like the language it was written , found it weird and annoying. Story in the story - it was used before, with much better result. The prison story was the only bit I liked. Not the ending, though. Annoyed that this book was longisted to Orange prize.
  11. Yesterday went for a walk with my Favourite Boyfriend and pop in to WH Smiths. Left with: The End Of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas Recipes for Cherubs by Babs Horton The Road Home by Rose Tremain. Humph.
  12. I've read my first Wexford novel some time ago, it was Babes in the Woods. I enjoy the story and Wexford character and intend to read the whole series as soon as my TBR pile will shrink a bit... I usually read such series in "proper" order, I only hope I'll be able to find all of them in libraries. Can someone recommend me a good Wexford novel, in case I can't read them in order in the end? Which do you think is the best?
  13. Wandered into Waterstones on my lunch break and left with: The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by G.W. Dahlquist Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin Plus brought the latest inspector Chen mystery from the library.
  14. Mercedes Lackey is a prolific American fantasy author, best known for her Valdemar series. Fortune's Fool is a third book set in the Five Hundred Kingdoms - a land where the reality is shaped by the Tradition (with capital T) and where fairy tales as we know them always have a twist. Or two. In Fortune's Fool we are immersing ourselves in Russian folklore full of Swan Maidens, Rusalkas, Baba Yagas and other magical creatures. There is also a Jinn, Little Hunchback Horse and dragons. All these magical creatures are fighting a battle between Good and Evil lead by main characters - Katya, a Sea Princess and Sasha - seventh son of the king of Belrus. I enjoyed Mercedes Lackey's other Five Hundred Kingdoms books - Fairy Godmother and One Good Knight but Fortune's Fool was the weakest of them three. I like fairy tales retold by Mercedes Lackey but somehow this time they weren't enough twisted for me! I would recommend Fairy Godmother though, as a twist on the Cinderella story for everyone who love fairy tales.
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