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review 2018-08-17 02:29
Crossroads of Twilight, The Wheel of Time #10 by Robert Jordan
Crossroads of Twilight - Robert Jordan

This is a toughie. There are many reasons why this book is so notorious, but I'll stick with two reasons. The first is that the bulk of this book is people reacting to the admittedly awesome cleanse of saidin at the end of 'Winter's Heart'. It was awesome, but did we really have to read through all of those reactions, we easily could have just jumped right to people's responses to the phenomenon.

 

The second reason is Elayne and Aviendha taking a bath together. There's nothing salacious there, and we had plenty of Egwene and the Wise Ones sweating together in the lodges back in 'The Shadow Rising', but it was such a long bath. So very, very long.

 

'Crossroads' spends a lot of time reeling out some of the back storylines, without a whole lot happening. The bath is just too good of an example to pass by. Elayne and Aviendha are successioning in Andor, and we learn that claiming the throne of Andor, and carrying babies, can be deadly serious business.

 

Perrin is still chasing after Faile, who is still a prisoner of the Shaido along with Morgase, Alliandre, two others and two Aiel. Masema is...around.

 

Mat is playing getting to know you with his suspected bride along with Egeanin, Domon, and once-prominent characters Julien, Thom, etc.

 

Egwene's politicking with the Aes Sedai is more showing us the steps characters must take to grow, but it sure isn't exciting. I chaired the main administrative body of my municipality (sounds exciting right?) for two years, and sat through many meetings that mimicked the meetings of the Hall of the Tower. Jordan nailed it. It was like I was there! As dull as those scenes could be, I had to grant points for accuracy.

 

Rand... shows up! He does orchestrate important things, and we get to see Loial again (yay!), but there's not a whole lot of movement.

 

After 'Crossroads' came out there was a longer wait than usual for the sequel, as Jordan chose to flesh out a prequel story called 'New Spring'. I was too disgusted to read it at the time, but I'll get to it this reread, eventually.

 

The Wheel of Time:

 

Next: 'The Knife of Dreams'

 

Previous: 'Winter's Heart'

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text 2018-08-03 21:12
Reading progress update: I've read 368 out of 624 pages.
Crossroads of Twilight - Robert Jordan

At some point I want to make a complaint post about these trade editions. They are rife with errors, carrying over many from the old editions and adding more.

 

'Crossroads of Twilight' so far is the book that embodies the absolute worst of this series, so it goes.

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review 2018-06-21 10:00
Review! Crossroads of Bones (Katie Bishop Series #1) Luanne Bennett!
Crossroads of Bones - Luanne Bennett

 

 

Katie Bishop would have taken her secret to the grave, but . . .
a bunch of fat cat society folks smelled her out and made her an offer she couldn't refuse.

 

Katie just wants to run her tattoo business quietly under the radar. But when a man walks into her shop and hands her a drawing of the same tattoo she's been dreaming about for weeks, things start to spin out of control. The last two people who tried to apply that tattoo are dead.

 

Only half human, it's her other half that an elite group wants to hire-a group of Savannah's more privileged citizens, including the city's reigning coven of witches.

 

There's a rogue god on the loose, and Katie is the only one who can send him back to hell before he breaks open the crossroads and lets the underworld waltz right in-if he manages to get that deadly tattoo inked onto his back.

 

 

I just found a new urban fantasy series – Katie Bishop Series - that is full of some unique beings and the first book in the series –Crossroads of Bones is a fascinating story that caught my attention and made sure that I want to read more Katie Bishop adventures.

 

Katie Bishop is a strong, charismatic character that has some unique elements that make her a bit different from other dragon shifters and her tough girl personality and her past makes her vulnerable to a threat that she didn’t see coming and has brought her to the attention of the council. There is a quite a bit of some steamy and sexy love scenes and a hot and sexy biker that has some unique qualities of his own. All the characters in the story are strong and all of them have their own quirks that make them fun and intriguing characters that easily draw readers in and ensure that readers want to know more.

 

The steady to fast paced plot keeps readers glued to the pages with lots of intrigue, thrills and surprising twists that keep the readers guessing and very curious as to just what will happen next and wondering how Katie will get out of the fix she finds herself in. It’s not non-stop action but has quite a bit of exciting events and the characters provide a lot of fascinating input to the story, although the story is a little choppy, not sure why I felt that way, but it wasn’t enough to distract from the interesting story line.

 

It seems that the next story Blackthorn Grove has been released so I will be adding to my TBR pile as soon as possible to find out just what happens next especially as Katie got some important information regarding what she is at the end of this one.

 


Crossroads of Bones

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36469576-crossroads-of-bones

 


Is the 1st book in the Katie Bishop Series.

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/227998-katie-bishop-series

 

which includes Book #2 Blackthorn Grove which is also available


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37411535-blackthorn-grove

 

& book #3 Shifters Moon will be available soon!

 


Crossroads and Bones is available in print or ebook at:

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072YWGJFH

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1287040768

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crossroads-of-bones-luanne-bennett/1126686213?ean=2940158678981

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/crossroads-of-bones

 

GPlay -

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Luanne_Bennett_Crossroads_of_Bones?id=WBJADwAAQBAJ&hl=en

 

 


Luanne Bennett can be found at:

 

Website - http://www.luannebennett.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14584106.Luanne_Bennett

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/luanne-bennett

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/luanne_bennett

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LuanneBennettBooks/?ref=br_rs

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/luanne-bennett/author,5010354

 

 

 

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review 2017-12-08 23:07
Keeping this one short and sweet...
Crossroads - Riley Hart,Sean Crisden

This may possibly be one of my shortest reviews ever but I'm tight on time and low on patience when it comes to this one.

 

Real simple this one so did not work for me. The MCs made me crazy and honestly both of their mothers...WOW!!! Just wow. Sorry but I was raised by someone from that generation...a woman's place is in the home, barefoot and pregnant, waitin' on her man hand and foot...yadda, yadda, yadda and I can honestly say even she didn't hit the levels that these women were at and if you knew my momma, you'd know that's really going some. So nope, done and over this one.

 

And to end things on a positive note Sean Crisden was the narrator for this one and that is the part of all this that I enjoyed I loved listening to him narrate this story so much so that I've since listened to the second book and I'm on the third one and things are going considerably better with both of these stories.

 

So that's it, I'm done here now. Peace out!

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review 2017-10-10 00:00
A New Beginning (Kansas Crossroads Book 1)
A New Beginning (Kansas Crossroads Book 1) - Amelia C. Adams I fell in love with the Kansas Crossroads series only a few pages into the first book. The characters are surprisingly well-rounded considering how short the books are and I find them all genuinely likeable. I've recently read some fiction and non-fiction about the Harvey House and Harvey Girls, I was struck right away by the similarities to the fictional hotel and restaurant, The Brody Hotel. The author did confirm that she based them on the Harvey House and Girls and it added an interesting layer of realism for me as I read the books. I definitely recommend all of the books in this series.
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