I just bought...

Maark Abbott

Journeyed there and back again
Bland? Robin Hobb writes the best character fantasy.
Given the context it appears Andrew is referring to the covers. This is because he's talking about the covers.
 

The bard`s song

Will likely be killed by a Lannister soon
I have ordered over the last weeks:

Crown of Stars complete series
The Witcher Saga (books 1 - 7)
Shattered Sea trilogy
Book of Words trilogy

Right now I am going through Shadowplay so there are also 2 more Shadowmarch books after that.

I think I won't buy anything until 2019 :)

Somehow I am only interested in finished series (that have completely translated to German).
The experience of reading a complete story without waiting is just so much better.
 

paul james

Mixes poisons and sharpens knives with Kylar
I have just had a bit of a binge on book buying after my local bookstore harldy had anything I wanted. So the postman was busy. The problem with big fantasy books is they don't go through the letterbox, we need somebody to create a special large letterbox for avid fantasy readers.

Bought a horror collection by Richard Laymon.

WOT 2 The Great Hunt.

Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light.

And in anticipation of book 3 in novemeber I now have Words of Radiance Part 2.
 

Nuomer1

Journeyed there and back again
Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light.
Sod's Law!
I am almost sure this is about to be a group read for some group on Goodreads - but I read it only about 6 months ago and even though it was great I don't want to re-read it again so soon, so I deleted the message . . . and do you think I can find out which group it was? Such is life! If I come across it, I will post here.

Edit . . .

Got it! Its here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/45059-sci-fi-and-heroic-fantasy at the moment, listed to start October 1st (at which point that link probably goes bad)
 
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kenubrion

Journeyed there and back again
It will have to be with the printed edition because according to Amazon the kindle version isn't available which is utterly ridiculous due to the author's stature and the book's greatness.
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
It will have to be with the printed edition because according to Amazon the kindle version isn't available which is utterly ridiculous due to the author's stature and the book's greatness.
If you are talking about Zelazny, I'm pretty sure his ex-wife has control of his estate (including copyright, etc.) and is not really acting to disperse his works to the greatest number of people. Can't just make a Kindle edition without permission or you will probably get sued (and then it will get taken down anyway). Not saying it's right, just that's how it is.
 

Hikerike

Owns a Ring of Power
I just bought The shadow of what was lost by James Islington on audible, i'll going to go into this one with no recon, didnt even read the summary or look it up, last time i bought a book without looking it up i found red rising which i loved. Michael Kramer is the narrator, and Kramer is awesome!
 

MorteTorment

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
The Witcher Saga (books 1 - 7)
Hope that you enjoy it.

I read the first short story in the first The Witcher novel, and then I cried. My favorite game series is based off of these books, but I can't handle the writing style.
 

kenubrion

Journeyed there and back again
If you are talking about Zelazny, I'm pretty sure his ex-wife has control of his estate (including copyright, etc.) and is not really acting to disperse his works to the greatest number of people. Can't just make a Kindle edition without permission or you will probably get sued (and then it will get taken down anyway). Not saying it's right, just that's how it is.
Thanks for the info Sneaky. I always wondered.
 

kenubrion

Journeyed there and back again
Don't care how good he is - current UK price for Kindle version is £16.49
Two word answer - and one of them is "off!"
Oh my goodness! If my math is correct (and they told me there would be no math) that is $21.70 versus $7.99. The publisher must not want any UK sales. Walter's novels have always been among the lowest priced.
 

Nuomer1

Journeyed there and back again
Oh my goodness! If my math is correct (and they told me there would be no math) that is $21.70 versus $7.99. The publisher must not want any UK sales. Walter's novels have always been among the lowest priced.
I had to use the 'Look Inside' facility to find out that the publishers involved are Simon & Schyster. Perhaps he needs a publisher with less of a 'greed' problem.
 

kenubrion

Journeyed there and back again
I read the long sample of Quillifer last night and I am going to buy it. As the product description says, Quillifer is a rogue-ish young man serving a law apprenticeship although he seems more of a devil-may-care risk taker who has a good heart and a good brain. I'm put in mind of Royce and Hadrian.
 

MorteTorment

Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune
I didn't buy it but I just won my first Goodreads giveaway. I got Kings of the Wyld (The Band) by Nicholas Eames.
*reports you for being off topic*

Seriously though, gratz. Hope that you like it.
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
I just ordered it too.

I am reading a lot lately since I can't do much else. So it's a good time for me to pick up giant hardcovers (I started this series in paper).
 

Alice Sabo

Got in a fistfight with Dresden
Red Gambit by Luke R Mitchell - a little outside my confort zone, because I'm not a big fan of "Space Marine" stuff, but it's free today.