Good morning everyone! Today is a very special day. It’s Sunday and I am NOT working. I think that’s a first this year.
Here’s what I am reading and what I am up to at the moment:
I started reading this collection of novellas set in the Powder Mage universe. I was recommended to start with them as it will make it easier to enjoy the first trilogy.
I have to say that I am glad I did, I read the first 2 stories so far and they were great! The first one, Forsworn introduces us to the world, the magic & politics and a great heroine, 19year old Erika. She is the heiress to a duchy in Kez, where Powder Mages are killed. She is a Powder Mage herself, but her position as heiress protects her. She had to swear an oath to the King to never use her magical powers.
I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll write a review when I am done, but I love the characters, especially Tamas who is the main character of the second novella Servant of the Crown.
It’s a great way to introduce readers to the Powder Mage universe and some of the characters who will also play roles in the trilogy.
The only complaint I have is a minor one. I would have liked to have explicit scenes in the second novel. I hate it when 2 characters are about to get it on and then suddenly we jump to another scene and it only gets hinted at. That’s teasing and I don’t like it! I don’t want an elaborate & flowery sex scene but at least talk about it.
I am also still reading Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson, but can’t bring myself to continue at the moment. And I don’t want to force myself. I am exactly halfway through and disappointed that I don’t enjoy it as much as I thought. It’s still not bad, not by far, but I thought I’d run through it. I hope I feel like it again soon.
And apart from that I picked up Sourcery by Terry Pratchett and enjoy reading about Rincewind, the Luggage and Cohen’s daughter Conina having adventures 🙂
I am also thinking about getting a Nintendo Switch… Because I need to play every Zelda game that’s out there. Thanks, Nintendo. I might wait until I finished every version for my 3DS though, I still have 2 to go.
And in the meantime.. I was talking about old computer games with my friend at work yesterday and now I want to play Zoo Tycoon..
I only ever played the first version but got the second one now. I see if i like it as much..