I already talked about Feist in my WoW posts but since this year I’m participating in very interesting book challenges, time has come to focus more on books and less on authors. Not that I’ll stop writing about them either but obviously in much lesser extent since those are mostly authors I read regularly so the new writers of the week are going to be more spaced.
But let me say a few words about the book.
It’s been on my list for a while, it’s number 3 in the Serpent War saga (there is one more left and waiting for me). The problem I have with fantasy books is that they are long. I don’t mind that at all but I have to take into account the amount of free time I have for reading and therefore if I start on a book I cannot let out of my hands and the time is limited, I tend to get upset. So all fantasy usually waits for better days (like when I’m home sick and can read all day long). 🙂
All Feist books were lent to me by my colleague (we all share books at work) and I went back to work really upset with him because he didn’t warn me about some of the bad things happening in book 3. 🙂 Ok, I wasn’t really upset but since we talked about the previous books and had some favorite characters, I was shocked he didn’t warn me because the one I’m talking about and trying not to spoil this too much was his favorite. So, I was a bit shocked but fortunately for me, it doesn’t detract from the book. Quite the opposite. Feist fantasy world is too real in some cases – people die, get killed and war is as messy as it gets.
And I have a confession to make. I started the book some time ago but I got seriously upset by one of the character’s stupidity and I’m sorry to say I doubted Mr. Feist and thought it was going to progress down the wrong way so I didn’t want to read anymore. 🙂 I was wrong. There is no part of this book that feels wrong to me and the characters are true to their character. 🙂
This book finally deals mostly with the problem of the serpent war but there are still some threads that need to be finished in book 4. I have high hopes for that and I know I won’t be disappointed. It feels great when you know you can start reading a book and enjoy it from the beginning because you just know that the writer you are reading is not going to disappoint you (one more time, sorry Mr. Feist for doubting you). 🙂
Hello everyone – I’m finally back! 🙂 Well, I’ve been back for a week now though it already feels more like I never left. I would never have guessed how much work can suddenly appear the moment I return from my vacation… Besides, it wasn’t possible for me to write last week – I had to do something about my blonde hair before returning here (sun and the sea do turn me into a blonde each year). So, now I’m a redhead again and have a little bit of time to share my summer memories.
I managed to read more books than I thought I would, but less than I wanted to. Around 12-13. Not sure at the moment. I have to say that James Rollins and R.E. Feist head the list of my top reads lately. I love them both, especially Rollins because you can actually learn a lot from his books. And it’s all fun. 🙂 I highly recommend it to all who read Dan Brown and thought: “Oh, I’d like some more of this!” or “This is awful, I expected so much more!”. James Rollins is so much more and in somewhat the same manner. Do give him a try. 🙂
Some of the more memorable days this summer was a visit to Jablanac, a town nobody really cares much about because the ferry will take to the island of Rab from there, so everyone just goes on. We spent a lovely afternoon there, taking a stroll and visiting one of the more famous coves in Croatia: Zavratnica. I didn’t know there was a sunken ship there (you might see some contours on the photo).
The photo of Jablanac harbor:
Entry to Zavratnica:
The contours of the ship:
Leaving island of Pag for mainland (on the ferry):
That’s it from me today. No perfume related thoughts – they are to come later in the week (thoughts on Boadicea line).
Btw, since I returned it feels like I lost my ability to differentiate between smells properly. Is it possible beacuse I rested my nose for almost 3 weeks, it will take some exercising it now?