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review 2014-12-20 22:44
The Lions of Al-Rassan
Лъвовете на Ал-Расан - Guy Gavriel Kay

I feel kind of cheated because of the skipped year but in the same time I'm grateful I was spared from the trainwreck in  slo-mo it apparently was. Still, it annoyed me and this is the reason I'm reducing half a star. Pffft, whatever.



It was a rich book, showing the cultural and religious clash between three countries and faiths marvellously. Not sure why it's being marketed as sci-fi in my country since it's obviously high-fantasy but hey, at least it's translated and more people have the opportunity to get to it (and feel my pain). i'll recommend it endlessly, I'm generous like that (especially with pain).


I really liked the characters.

Strong, self-assured women.

Clever, proficient men.

I'm especially fond of Ammar and Miranda. ^^



In my headcanon AU everyone (important) lives and Jehane, Ammar, Rodrigo, and Miranda form a happy menage a quatre.

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review 2014-10-21 20:29
My First SPN RPF That Isn't J2 (and it worked perfectly)
Reconciling Hollywood - qthelights

It's strange, really, how I felt the chemistry between Jensen and Misha and it felt real and so so good, but I have yet to read a Destiel fic that doesn't bore me to tears. I like Dean/Cas' chemistry on screen and they make a good couple, you know, theoretically, but in practice (or fic) thet read so bland. So boring. 


This story felt nothing like Destiel at all and that was a big plus for it. :D Also non-AU RPF, brings me back to the good old days when I was reading QAF RPS. 


I apologise for all the abbreviations, really, I do. (Sorry.)

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text 2014-09-12 21:37
My Type of Character
The Lions of al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay

Apparently, as I discover yet again, I have a type.


You can't go wrong with distinctive blue eyes, ambiguous morality (and sexuality), unclear motivation, and propensity for disguise.


The eyes and the disguise are not that relevant but they too occasionally fit the pattern.

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review 2014-08-17 19:25
Luck in the Shadows
Luck in the Shadows - Lynn Flewelling

It is, apparently, my summer with a fantasy theme reading. I'm really not complaining. 


Luck in the Shadows feels less oppressive than Fitz's first person POV, and the fact that it was 200 pages shorther than Hobb's Assassin's Quest helped a lot. Sorry, I can't help but compare them: I read the last halves of both alongside each other.

While by the 400th page I was already exasparated with Fitz and company, here I was looking forward to finding out what happens next.


The world is richly built. And how! Really well thought out world building and plot.

I'm quite fond most of the characters: Alec and Seregil, and also of Micum, Kari and their children. And of Klia. Not so much of Nysander. 
Thero intrigues me.


Hopefully I'll find time to read Stalking Darkness before the summer's over.

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review 2014-04-16 15:36
Niccolo Rising
Niccolò Rising - Dorothy Dunnett

I don't really have much to say at the moment. Just that Niccolo intrigues me and I want to figure him out. And that someone should get rid of Jordan de Riberac. Permanently.


Curious fact: on AO3 there are fanfics about Lymond but not about Niccolo. Not that I'd necessary want to read about Niccolo but I thought it might exist. If it does, I cannot find it.

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