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Teaser Tuesday: The Towers of the Sunset

Can you see how the pieces fit together? Not just the visible ones, like the towers of the sunset, but those unseen, like the heart of a man or the soul of a wizard.

The cover of The Towers of the Sunset by L.E. Modesitt Jnr.
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A good book, although the lack of a blurb is confusing.

What’s awesome about it

  • The langauge is beautiful (as you can see above)
  • The worldbuilding and the use of the word ‘masculine’.

What’s not-so-awesome

  • There’s no blurb! At least on my copy. This makes it very hard to place the book in context to the first, The Magic of Recluce
  • The last half of the book is kinda boring
  • Magera is a twit.

Would I buy the sequel? I already did, in fact, not only did get the sequel, The Magic Engineer, I splurged on its sequels as well, The Order War and The Death of Chaos. I just haven’t read them yet.  Continue reading

Fade to Black on Teaser Tuesday

The cover of Fade to Black by Francis Knight
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I have finally, finally, gotten around to reading Fade to Black by Francis Knight (Goodreads link). I borrowed it from the library, and I’ve been so busy (with second drafts and work and, you know, stuff) that I’ve had to renew it twice. Crazy.

So far, apart from a few cases of info-dumping at the start, it’s pretty good.

Where am I at? Page 53.
Feels like a steampunk version of The Big Sleep.
What’s awesome about it?

  • The cover
  • The combination of steampunk and magic
  • A city that just goes up and up and up… or down and down and down, depending upon your point of view.

What’s not-so-awesome? The repetition of various facts. Ms Knight, I get it already!

The Teaser Tuesday bit

This girl had a powerful desire not to go home. Having met her parents, I could sympathise, but a paying job is a paying job, and once I took one on it was hard not to follow through.

~ page 4, Fade to Black by Francis Knight

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Find out how you can play along!