In July I read 19 books!
The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, House of Cards
The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, The Prisoner
American Vampire, Volume 6
Gary Gianni's Monstermen and Other Scary Stories
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
The Necromancer's House by Christopher Buehlman
Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus by Matt Taibbi
Nevertheless: A Memoir by Alec Baldwin
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Dark Screams: Volume Seven edited by Brian James Freeman & Richard Chizmar
Optical Delusion by Hunter Shea
Halloween Carnival Volume 1 by various authors
A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly
Spinal Tap: The Big Black Book by Wallace Fairfax
Bone White by Ronald Malfi
The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford
Zomcats! by Jack Strange
For Those Who Dream Monsters by Anna Taborska
Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge:
(Horror Aficionados Group on Goodreads)
Goal: Read 40 books I already own in 2017
January Count: 1
February Count: 2
March and April Count: 0
May: 2 (Boo! and The Well)
June & July: 0
Running Count: 5
Graphic Novel Challenge:
(Paced Reading Group on GR)
Goal: Read 25 Graphic novels in 2017
January count: 5
February count: 2
March count: 5
April count: 5
May count: 3
June count: 4
July count: 4
Running Count: 28 CHALLENGE MET! WHOOHOO!
I want to read a great fantasy series. I like it when there are lots of mythical characters/creatures. I like it where the main characters are not normal human type. I do like Tolkien, but I want something a bit grittier. I uses to read a lot of fantasy book, but lately have found myself zipping through para romance. I have recently not been enjoying them as I uses to though.
I have most of those above in complete, or near complete series. I also have King's Dark Tower books, most of Brooks' Shanara books, a lot of Robin Hobb, and Sanderson. Most of what I have I have not read past the first book and do not remember much of what they we're about.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't mind if it is something I don't have, I will get it.
This book is totally INSANE!!
I thought Between Two Fires was crazy, but The Necromancer's House has that one beat. By a mile!
Magic is inherent but also can be taught. There are all kinds of spells that may be weaved. There are all kinds of creatures of myth and folklore. There's a meteor! There's a crazy-ass dog... creation. There is the dead founder of AA having conversations through the television. There's a house, filled with many booby traps and spells, and what dark fiction reader doesn't love that? There's also much, much more.
I can't even begin to explain this book, nor would I want to try. But what I can say is that I love and respect an imagination that can come up with something this maniacal and satisfying! It was entertaining, but also had parts where the pain was visceral. The characters were well drawn even if many of them were just downright nasty. I have to admit that a few of the characters that I disliked at first became my favorites by the end. I love when that happens.
I started with Those Across the River , then read Between Two Fires, and now this one. I'm not sure which of Christopher Buehlman's books I'll read next, but I am definitely going to be reading all of them!
I highly recommend this one to lovers of dark fiction, with some magic and myths woven into the narrative fabric. I guarantee you haven't read anything like it!
A Whisper of Death by Paul Barrett is the first book in The Necromancer Saga. It is about Erick Darvaul, a Necromancer, who is on a quest to find the original sorcerers to help destroy the dark ones. I liked this story a lot. It was engaging, exciting, and has me wanting more of Erick's story. I won this book in a giveaway from a blog I follow. All opinions are my own.