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review 2018-10-21 21:09
Der Drachenbeinthron - Das Geheimnis der Großen Schwerter (1)

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Autor: Tad WilliamsTitel: Der DrachenbeinthronReihe: Das Geheimnis der Großen Schwerter (1)Übersetzerin: Verena C. HarksenGenre: FantasyVerlag: Der Hörverlag, [25.02.2013]gesprochen von: Andreas FröhlichSpieldauer: [2.192 Hörminuten], ungekürztauch im eBook, HC und TB-Format erschienenWhispersync for Voice verfügbarhier: gehört über die Audible-Appklick zu Amazon.deklick zu Audible.de

Inhaltsangabe (Audible):

Der betagte König Johan liegt im Sterben, und um die Thronfolge entbrennt ein hinterhältiger Kampf unter seinen Söhnen Elias und Josuah. Der Küchenjunge Simon, wegen seiner Zerstreutheit auch Mondkalb genannt, gerät mitten in die Auseinandersetzungen um die Herrschaft über Osten Ard. Welche Ziele aber verfolgen die geheimnisvollen Elbenvölker der Nornen und Sithi, denen das Land einst gehörte?

©2010 J.G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger GmbH, gegr. 1659, Stuttgart; The Dragonbone Chair, 1988 by Tad Williams (P)2012 Der Hörverlag

Meine Meinung:

 

Tad Williams steht für Urban-Fantasy vom Feinsten. Wie bei Audible schon richtig eingeschätzt, ist diese Reihe für Liebhaber der großen Fantasy-Reihe “Game of Thrones” eine Bereicherung. Und einen ganz großen Pluspunkt hat diese Reihe außerdem: sie hat nach 4 Teilen ein Ende. Wobei… “Die Hexenholzkrone” gehört eigentlich auch irgendwie zu dieser Reihe, denn es geht um den letzten König von Osten Ard, und von dieser Reihe gibt es noch 3 Hörbücher.

 

Die Bücher um Otherland habe ich nicht nur gelesen, sondern verschlungen und mich dieses Mal getraut, mir von Andreas Fröhlich vorlesen zu lassen. Ich mag seine Stimmgewalt und die vielen Nuancen, die mir schon bei Eragon so gut gefielen. Einziges Manko: Ich komme täglich nur wenige Minuten zu Hören, weil ich fast ausschließlich unterwegs höre. Und so zog sich das Hören dieses dicken Schinkens doch etwas.

 

Der Leser oder Hörer taucht gleich zu Beginn ein in eine völlig andere Welt, in der es Altbekanntes und Neues gibt, eine mittelalterliche Umgebung, aber auch Kreaturen, die nicht nur gutgesinnt sind, und einen Jungen namens Simon, der völlig unbeabsichtigt in die Geschehnisse um Osten Ard verwickelt wird.

 

Sehr detailliert geschrieben und wunderbar von Andreas Fröhlich vertont, ist die Geschichte um Osten Ard eine besondere Praline in der Schachtel der erlesenen Fantasy-Hörbuch-Epen.

 

Mir hat der Auftakt der Reihe sehr gut gefallen, ich gebe 09/10 Punkte.

 

 

Bücher der Reihe:

 

1. Der Drachenbeinthron – beendet 20.10.2018 – 09/10 Punkte
2. Der Abschiedsstein
3. Die Nornenkönigin
4. Der Engelsturm

 

weitere Bücher des Autoren:

 

1. Otherland. Stadt der goldenen Schatten – beendet 11.04.2017 – 09/10 Punkte
2. Otherland. Fluss aus blauem Feuer – beendet 26.04.2017 – 08/10 Punkte
3. Otherland. Berg aus schwarzem Glas – beendet 05.06.2017 – 10/10 Punkte
4. Otherland. Meer des silbernen Lichts – beendet 30.08.2017 – 10/10 Punkte

 

Der Drachenbeinthron (Das Geheimnis der Großen Schwerter 1) - Der Hörverlag,Tad Williams,Andreas Fröhlich 

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text 2018-10-21 11:00
Blog Tour with Giveaway & Author Interview! Dark Karma by Laura Simmons!

 

 

Dark Karma
by Laura Simmons


Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

 

 

A remarkable tale of vengeance, time travel, and dark magic . . .

 

What would you do if you woke up one morning and your life was inexplicably changed in the worst way imaginable?

 

Banished by his enemy into a hellish alternate dimension, Luke Decker fights to understand why his world has suddenly changed, and why is he on trial for the murder of his beloved Nina?  What he doesn’t know is she’s not dead.  Nina watches him vanish into thin air and is completely bereft, struggling to find out how and why he disappeared.  Using all of her psychic talents and traversing the astral realm, she frantically searches for him to no avail.  She owns a secret item which holds the key to his salvation, but will she figure it out before he’s condemned to live the rest of his life in a realm of darkness?

 

 


**Can easily be read as a standalone!**

 

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INTERVIEW WITH LAURA SIMMONS –

 

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?

 

Yes, I read a lot and my favorite genre is Romance. I’m particularly fond of medieval romance and any kind of romance with time travel.

 

 


Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?

 

Background noise doesn’t bother me unless it’s really loud, then I can’t concentrate. My husband likes TV and he watches it while I write on my laptop. Most of the time I’m able to go into my own little world and focus to the point where I don’t hear the TV. I don’t have a preference, I use whatever time I can get and write when the characters are coming through. I’ve written to music before and found it amazing for writing love scenes.

 

Speaking of noise and writing, there are three songs which make me think of different scenes in Dark Karma. Whenever I hear the songs, Dreams or Love Walks In by Van Halen, I immediately think about Luke and Nina’s struggles and a particular incident toward the end of the story.

 


Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?


One at a time but that could change because I have some new characters pushing me to write their stories.

 

 

Giveaway

 

$25 Amazon

 

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

 

https://www.silverdaggertours.com/sdsxx-tours/dark-karma-book-tour-and-giveaway

 

 


ABOUT LAURA SIMMONS


I enjoy reading books on psychic phenomena and all things metaphysical. Most of my life I've been fascinated with astral travel, dreams, the ability to see the future, and reincarnation. 

 

I've wanted to write a book since I was a child, it was the first thing I can ever remember saying I wanted to do when I grow up. I love creating worlds in my mind and writing about them. My best days are when my characters decide to have lively conversations. They have developed a habit of giving me their best ideas and plot twists while I'm driving and can't write them down! All of my books can be read as stand alone stories. The characters carry over into the following stories with the major ones becoming a supporting cast and the previous supporting cast taking front and center to tell their particular story. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look at my books.

 

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text 2018-10-20 17:01
Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 400 pages.
The Sixth Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko

Switching between third and first person in the same narrative always feels weird to me.

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review 2018-10-20 09:45
Rivers of London
Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch

What happens when a former Doctor Who writer decides to try his hand at a Dresden-Files-esque urban fantasy series? I DON’T EVEN KNOW BUT IT’S AMAZING. AMAZING STUFF HAPPENS, OKAY? OKAY.

 

Basically, it’s a sort of ghost hunter/police procedural/buddy comedy with magic and a wicked sense of very British humor and, in my opinion, it blows the Dresden Files out of the water.* I was hoping I’d be able to write a more coherent review, but apparently I’m stuck in the unhelpful squeeing phase and I’m also busy mentally rejigging my fun budget so I can get the rest of the series. Sorry.

 

Only one thing really ticked me off. It’s spoilery, so under a spoiler tag it goes:

 

Speaking of Dresden Files, Rivers of London falls in the same trap as Grave Peril and damsels a perfectly good strong female character and REALLY screws her over and I’ll be angry about this for a while, amazingness notwithstanding.

(spoiler show)

 

*Opinion formed after reading three Dresden Files books and one Rivers of London book.

 

I read this for the Halloween Bingo 2018 Darkest London square.

 

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text 2018-10-20 00:38
Reading progress update: I've read 18 out of 400 pages.
The Sixth Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko

Vampires are trying to attract the attention of our hero in a rather brutal manner.

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