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Amy
Subject: November--what fantasy are you reading this month?
Date Posted: 11/5/2009 6:17 PM ET
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Unfortunately for me, I am not reading any fantasy at the moment. Booo!

I am, however, taking part in NaNoWriMo this year and I am writing a fantasy novel. So, in a way I am still hanging onto my roots. :)

How about the rest of you?

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 3:07 AM ET
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i read Eyes of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready the other day, and thought it was excellent.  since it took years to find the first one in the trilogy at the UBS, i suspect i'll have to break down and buy the next two.  maybe if i get some book money for the holidays..

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 5:28 AM ET
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I just finished with The Silver Skull by Mark Chadbourn. It was an entertaining swashbuckling fantasy adventure novel. Kind of halfway between Solomon Kane and Locke Lamora.

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 10:37 AM ET
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I'm reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods. I just love his wit and characters. :D

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 10:45 AM ET
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I am in the midst of revisiting my childhood with R.A. Salvatore and the Icewind Dale Trilogy. So far it has been ok but not the same when I was 12.

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Date Posted: 11/8/2009 8:38 AM ET
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I am on the third book of c.l wilson King of sword and sky

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 5:11 PM ET
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I'm also writing a fantasy novel for NaNoWriMo, so not much reading on tap. I did reread a couple Robin McKinley novels just before (and a little after) the first of the month, to gear myself up for the new collection that came out last week, which I doubt I'll be able to ignore all month to be a good NaNoer. But other than that, and the SF Reading Challenge, not much reading in store.

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 6:40 PM ET
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My current fantasy read is a YA fantasy, The Gates by John Connolly, about a boy who witnesses his neighbors trying to open the gates of hell, but he can't get anyone to believe him. It's dry British humor, very funny and interesting. I'm listening to the audio version.

Earlier this month, I finished up two urban fantasy titles, Vanished by Kat Richardson and White Night by Jim Butcher.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 11:36 PM ET
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Recently finished The Sword of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett, a rollicking good sword & planet yarn. 

Amy
Date Posted: 11/30/2009 4:30 PM ET
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I am so sad that I haven't read any fantasy this month!

I went to HalfPrice Books this past weekend and picked up Anne Bishop's The Black Jewels Trilogy and a book by Juliet Marillier (can't remember the title, but it looked fantastic!), so I have those next in line to read.

I just finished reading Passage by Connie Willis and I see that that is categorized as fantasy, which I don't completely agree with, but nonetheless I still read something considered fantasy, I suppose.

I'm still writing my novel for NaNoWriMo, but I'm only at 10,000 words, so I doubt I will make the 50k mark by midnight tonight. Phooey!

Anyway, here's to December!

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 5:34 PM ET
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I have started Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (for the second time) and am almost finished with The Great Hunt.  I forgot how much I love this series.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 9:43 PM ET
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Finishing up Black Sun Rising, the first book of the Coldfire trilogy by C. S. Friedman and honestly I'm forcing myself to read through it.  Anyone read this yet?  Does it pick up more in book two?

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 9:00 AM ET
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I so need help... I'm running out of fantasy authors I like. I'm trying Katherine Kerr's Golden Falcon series; read the first and part of the second. It has all the elements I like----elves, magic, people, dragons, not too much fighting. But it's just too.....simple? predictable? There's just not a lot there.

Amy
Date Posted: 12/9/2009 9:59 AM ET
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Betty, have you ever read any of Robin McKinley's or Patricia McKillip's novels? They typicially have little fighting in their stories, but I can't say that each one has the entire list of characters that you like.

Juliet Marillier also has a very good series, the Sevenwaters Trilogy, that you might want to look into, possibly.