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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

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The Grace Year
Kim Liggett
The New Voices of Science Fiction
Jamie Wahls, Sarah Pinkser, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Rebecca Roanhorse, S. Qiouyi Lu, Darcie Little Badger, Kelly Robson, Nino Cipri, Amal El-Mohtar, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Alice Sola Kim, Suzanne Palmer, Alexander Weinstein, Rich Larson
Progress: 13%
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps - Kai Ashante Wilson

Series: Sorcerer of the Wildeeps #1

 

Sorcerer of the Wildeeps follows Demane, a human with godly blood who is a guard for a caravan. A friend of mine really liked it so I came in with fairly high expectations. There’s a gay romance angle that’s kind of sweet, but largely I just couldn’t get into the book. I think I agree with others who complained that the sequences with the guards in the caravan before they got to the Road through the Wildeeps went on too long. There were also some weird tense shifts that contributed to the lack of cohesion of the novella. It was more fun once they actually got to the Wildeeps but it was a case of too little too late, and I found the twist near the end too well telegraphed. I don’t think I’ll be reading the second one.

 

Overall it’s an interesting world but I wasn’t drawn into the story. I also wasn’t drawn in by the language; I don’t see why others found it so appealing.