There really isn’t much to say except, wow! I loved Words of Radiance from beginning to end. Incredible supernatural fights, agonizing failures, clever plot twists, and a really cool cross over with War Breaker make this one of the most immersing books I’ve ever read. 5 stars for this shining sequel to The Way of Kings. (see what I did there? Radiance, shining?)
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I just saw Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug for the third time—this time in HFR 3D—so I think I’m ready to post a review. Sorry for being late on this, but maybe it will set me apart from the thousands of reviews that came out opening weekend.
I’ll keep this short. I loved this movie from beginning to end. It features a great deal more action than the first movie and is faster paced—something I liked. The effects of course are spectacular, and Smaug is perfect in every way.
Some may complain about the departures from the book, but I think they were significant improvements. I love how Bard actually has a personality, and his own storyline. The barrel action sequence was fantastic...
I’ll be honest. I didn’t like this book right away, mainly because it employs an omniscient 3rd person narrative that does a lot of head-hopping. But once I got used to the style, I warmed up to it. However, the core reason for me liking Dragons of Autumn Twilight is because I love to play Dungeons and Dragons. And reading this book felt so much like playing a campaign, that there was no way I could dislike it. That being said, if you’re not a D&D fan, you may not appreciate the deliberate talk, explore, fight pattern of the story. Strong characters also save this book from getting a lower score. Three stars for Dragons of Autumn Twilight!
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About the Author
Margo Bond Collins is the author of the paranormal mystery Waking up Dead from Solstice Shadows Publishing, and Legally Undead, first in the Vampirarchy urban fantasy series, coming in 2014 from World Weaver Press. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college English online. She loves paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters.
About Waking Up Dead
When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, when she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex, she went to Alabama...