BOOK: Inferno and Magician’s End

Today I placed yet another Amazon order. My wife tells me that she is addicted… but really I feel like I order from Amazon monthly like clock work.

Here’s what I ordered today:

Inferno by Dan Brown (Author of Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons). Summary: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Anyway, for those who know me I’ve been an avid reader of Feist since first reading Magician: Apprentice in the late 80s (maybe it was the early 90s… I vaguely think that maybe Tthew introduced me to it circa 92).

Magician’s End (Book 3 of the Chaoswar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist. Summary: Thirty years ago, Raymond E. Feist wrote his first novel, Magician, a story about an orphan boy named Pug who is thrust by a war into captivity in an alien world, only to rise from slavery to become a Master Magician. Magician introduced readers to Midkemia and the Riftwars, an epic series of battles between Good and Evil that have scarred this remarkable realm for generations. Now, after twenty-nine books (authored and coauthored), Feist delivers the crowning achievement of his renowned bestselling career: Magician’s End, the final chapter of the Chaoswar Saga and the climax of his extraordinary Riftwar Cycle.

BOOK: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

My favorite author Neil Gaiman has a new book called “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” coming out in mid June (which is just over 9 weeks and 3 days as of this writing). Amazon has it available for pre-order now and I figured that I should mention this because I just pre-ordered my own copy. 🙂
The book description from Amazon as well as from Neil’s site reads: "A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys. This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real…" (source)

Followup: Unwritten (Graphic Novels) a recommendation

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Back in mid February I wrote about this amazing graphic novel series called Unwritten, well this morning I got an email from Amazon telling me that my order of Unwritten volumes 5 through 7 has finally shipped. Volume 7’s release date was yesterday so I have been waiting [not so] patiently since placing the order for it to get here. Now I know there the waiting is almost over, time to re-read the first four!

"Probably the most important reference point is the autobiography 
of Christopher Milne – who is famous as the Christopher Robin of the Winnie 
the Pooh books.  Milne grew up feeling that his father had stolen his childhood
from him, turned a profit from it and then given it back to him in a form he
couldn’t use."


Vol 5

Vol 6

Vol 7
If you checked out this series at my recommendation then you should really check out Fables! Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (New Edition) (Fables (Graphic Novels))Fables Vol 1


Unwritten (Graphic Novels) a recommendation

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Yesterday I got a package in the mail from Amazon containing Unwritten volumes 1 through 4. Strangely enough this is the first time that I have ever ordered something that Amazon has suggested for me, and DAMN I am so glad that I did! The basic premise of where the story starts can be summarized as: “If J.K. Rowling has a son named Harry, and wrote her now uber famous books Harry Potter books using his likeness, and then disappeared mysteriously…. what would come next?”. Although the Harry Potter analogy seemingly fits in an interview with the author Mike Carey (published over at scifipulse.net) he is quoted as saying:

"Probably the most important reference point is the autobiography 
of Christopher Milne – who is famous as the Christopher Robin of the Winnie 
the Pooh books.  Milne grew up feeling that his father had stolen his childhood
from him, turned a profit from it and then given it back to him in a form he
couldn’t use."


I quickly tore through the first book, then the next, and the next only to realize that it was nearly 1:30am. I had to force myself to stop reading and go to bed so that I could make it to work the next day. If you like Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (New Edition) (Fables (Graphic Novels))Fables Vol 1 then check out Unwritten!

Vol 2

Vol 3

Vol 4

I‘ll be ordering the next three after I publish this article. Here are links to them in case you want to check them out also. Please note that Amazon says that Volume 7 will not be released until April 2, 2013, but the Vertigo web site says March 27, 2013.

Vol 5

Vol 6

Vol 7