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review 2020-02-11 23:36
Bleak Seasons / Glen Cook
Bleak Seasons - Glen Cook

"Let me tell you who I am, on the chance that these scribblings do survive....I am Murgen, Standard bearer of the Black Company, though I bear the shame of having lost that standard in battle. I am keeping these Annals because Croaker is dead. One-Eye won't, and hardly anyone else can read or write. I will be your guide for however long it takes the Shadowlanders to force our present predicament to its inevitable end..." So writes Murgen, seasoned veteran of the Black Company. The Company has taken the fortress of Stormgard from the evil Shadowlanders, lords of darkness from the far reaches of the earth. Now the waiting begins.

Exhausted from the siege, beset by sorcery, and vastly outnumbered, the Company have risked their souls as well as their lives to hold their prize. But this is the end of an age, and great forces are at work. The ancient race known as the Nyueng Bao swear that ancient gods are stirring. the Company's commander has gone mad and flirts with the forces of darkness. Only Murgen, touched by a spell that has set his soul adrift in time, begins at last to comprehend the dark design that has made pawns of men and god alike.

 

 

It’s been a while since I last checked in on the Black Company. If you had asked me several years ago whether I would enjoy really dark military science fiction in a threatening fantasy world, I would have said, “No.” And I would have been quite definite about that. But I find myself really enjoying The Black Company series and this surprises me.

The Company itself is an eclectic mix of societal rejects who have banded together as mercenaries to earn a living and provide a kind of support group for each other. You can’t really call any of them likeable, and yet you find yourself glad to see the familiar faces: Goblin, One Eye, Big Bucket, Croaker, and Murgen (who is our narrator for this section of the Annals).

Cook manages to show us how awful warfare is, how neither side is right/good, and how much brutality accompanies war, all while entertaining us with the antics of the two wizards or the negotiation attempts of Murgen with various factions within the besieged city of Dejagore (what language are they speaking today? Or more importantly, claiming not to understand). Maybe you consider the Company men to be uneducated, but then they start speaking six or seven languages or building complex structures or negotiating their way out of bad situations, and it seems that they have learned quite a bit on the job.

Although the fantasy world is mostly medieval in technology, Cook uses a modern tone to the dialog. This combination doesn’t always work for me, but in this series it seems to mesh. I already have the next book in the series teed up and ready to go!

Book number 352 in my Science Fiction and Fantasy reading project.

 

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review 2020-01-29 06:27
Top reasons to host a party this weekend!

The technological advancement has slowly steadily taken most of the time of an individual's life. People have started to spend weekends on video streaming platforms rather than socialising with friends. 

 

The exhausted mind over the work done throughout the week requires much relaxation and this is the reason that it is very important to meet up people and relax over a great conversation. 

 

To host a party this weekend would be a great idea for the following reasons.....

 

  • Create new Friendship as well as sustain existing relations

In a fast-paced moving world, we hardly pay attention to the happenings in other people's life. It is highly important to consider the emotional rides that our near and dear ones are going through in their lives. A party could bring all old friends as well as pave the way for new friends and share all our joy and sorrows as well. 

 

  • Great Food - Great Joy 

Food is the new medicine. People are looking forward to eating healthy homemade food and this brings great joy while hosting a party at home. 

Now you are hosting a party, and you do not want to spend all-time in the Kitchen and get tired even before the party starts. We have a great solution for you...Just #BAC that is Book A Chef who would come to your place and cook restaurant like tasty food for you at your home. 

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  • Socialising 

It is a great way to socialize by hosting a party at home. Great food delivered to the guests will make them remember you for a long time. 

Food has always been an important element to a great day and great memories. The great efforts put in cooking would directly translate to make great memories of the super party at the weekend and would help socialize better. 

 

  • Refreshment 

The hard work done throughout the week could make any person tired and exhausted by the time the weekend arrives. The people across the country are striving hard to make a better living and to become great personalities for over five days each week. The weekend would make them gain the refreshment to work better for the next week. 

 

Contact Book A Chef and Book a chef for indian food to cook the most healthy, hygienic and restaurant-style food cooked at your home. 

 

 

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review 2020-01-27 09:45
Gift Your Partner A Day OFF from the Kitchen

The women across the globe have started to work hard at the office along with their work being done in the kitchen. The working women return home just to work harder in the kitchen.

 

The scenario seems to be more stressful than before to most women across India. The kitchen is said to be a property of the women and women only without an official written agreement in every household in India.

 

The working woman always feels the requirement of expert advice and assistance in handling the kitchen work apart from their routine work at the office and home. 

 

The special occasion days could be even more frustrating when the women in the house are all left alone in the kitchen to make delicious savory for the entire guests for the party time. 

 

We understand the need to provide expert assistance to all the hardworking women out there.

 

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Now spend all your quality time with your loved ones joyfully with them and not in the KITCHEN. 

 

The kitchen consumes most of the precious time of the life of a woman. We would want to provide them with the much-required rest of their life. 

 

Book A Chef provides you with varied options of getting your preferred food menu to be cooked at your home by a super professional chef to cook it in restaurant style. 

 

The party time would now be more joyful with the perfect food cooked at home in the restaurant-style that is healthy and hygienic and could be consumed by all in the party right from the kids to elderly people at home. 

 

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text 2020-01-02 05:48
November wrap-up 2019
My Hero Academia, Vol. 2 - Caleb D. Cook,Kouhei Horikoshi
My Hero Academia, Vol. 3 - Kohei Horikoshi
My Hero Academia, Vol. 4 - Kohei Horikoshi
Pumpkin and spice - abby knox
comfort and joy - abby knox
Let it Snow - Lauren Myracle,John Green,Maureen Johnson
Sadie - Courtney Summers

the pact

 

 

 

 

Favorite: Sadie 

 

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quote 2019-12-13 06:30
“All men are not created equal.” – Izuku Midoriya
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 - Caleb D. Cook,Kohei Horikoshi

Alright so I haven't read manga since I was 12 (and still, after all that I never dug into it to an extreme) however as a lot my my companions have gotten into My Hero Academia the comic book (and the anime) and I thought it looked cool so I said "sure why not." And, damn I truly delighted in this and wound up reading the entire first volume in one sitting!. 

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