August Fantasy Books Releases

August fantasy books

There are quite a few new fantasy books coming out this month.  I probably won’t get to most of them, but they are still fun to look at and think about what I might want to read.

 

WEEK ONE (August 6)

 

Blood of an Exile—Brian Naslund 

Kingmaker (The Dragon Corsairs #3)—Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes

Death Goddess Dance (The Mythos War #3)—Levi Black

The Gossamer Mage—Julie E. Czerneda

Witchy Kingdom—D.J. Butler

Monster Hunter Guardian—Larry Correia & Sarah A. Hoyt

The Dragon Republic (Poppy War #2)—R. F. Kuang 

 

WEEK TWO (August 13)

 

The Mage-Fire War (Recluce Saga #21)—L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday—Saad Z. Hossain

Pale Kings—Micah Yongo

Heart of the Circle—Keren Landsman

The House of Sacrifice (Empires of Dust #3)—Anna Smith Spark

 

WEEK THREE (August 20)

 

Turning Darkness Into Light—Marie Brennan

Lies of Descent (Fallen Gods War #1)—Troy Carrol Bucher

 

WEEK FOUR (August 27)

 

The Fifth Ward: Good Company—Dale Lucas

Wild Savage Stars (Sweet Black Waves Trilogy #2)—Kristina Perez

Fantasy books that are too twisted for movies

too twisted

The above linked article talks about fantasy books.  Some of these books I know.  Some of them I don’t.  Someday, I’ll get to them.  Maybe.  Some of these HAVE been made into movies, but the story was changed.  They all sound interesting.

 

10 THE NEVERENDING STORY, BY MICHAEL ENDE

THE SILMARILLION, BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN

THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, BY URSULA LEGUIN

‘TILL WE HAVE FACES, A MYTH RETOLD, BY C.S. LEWIS

SHARDIK, BY RICHARD ADAMS

DANTE’S INFERNO

JLA: TOWER OF BABEL, BY MARK WAID

DRAGONS OF WINTER NIGHT, BY MARGARET WEIS AND TRACY HICKMAN

BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

JABBERWOCKY, BY LEWIS CARROLL

Fantasy books that were _______ than the movies

fantasy books better than movies

The above linked article talks about fantasy books that were made into movies.  Some of the movies actually were better than the book, but some did the books a great disservice.  I loved the movie, The Princess Bride, for example.  The book was not as good.  The book seemed to drag along and never really get anywhere.

Some of these, I saw the movie, but didn’t read the book.  The Wizard of Oz.  The Lord of the Rings.

The article explains each of the movies vs books better, but I agree with the ones that I know.

10 BETTER: THE HOBBIT

WORSE: THE LORD OF THE RINGS

BETTER: ERAGON

WORSE: THE WIZARD OF OZ

BETTER: THE GOLDEN COMPASS

WORSE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

BETTER: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

WORSE: STARDUST

BETTER: INKHEART

WORSE: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

 

Opening a book

This is a wonderful poem about how reading can change you. I loved it and felt that I had to share. It is along the lines of this post, but says nothing about knowledge. Just that books can change you.

I have read some books that stick with me for a long time. I will randomly think of certain passages in a book and be reminded of how it made me feel. Occasionally I’ll change the way I think about things.

Even when I reflect on how bad a book was, it makes me think. I think about what could have been better. I think about what went wrong. I think about the good parts of the story.

Each book has something for me to think about and each book changes me. I welcome the changes.

January 2019

I think I am going to try to finish some halfway finished books in the month of January 2019.

Their eyes were watching God Started but not finished for book club over the summer.

Holiday princess overdue library book

The Affliction  Written by a coworker.  I want to get a review up sooner than later.

Curse of the Lord of darkness The first book I received to read and review.  Haven’t read it yet, so I need to review it.