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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on August 26 at 10:09 AM


Seattle is like unto a worlde of ye olde phantasy tonightte.

At the University Book Store, Terry Brooks reads from The Gypsy Morph, which is book three in the something something Shannara series. Amazon reviewer Harriet Klausner describes the book here:

The Lady tasks Knight of the Word Logan Tom (not the great volleyball player) to protect the Gypsy Moth, a being born of wild magic. Hawk’s magic is going to lead the rest of humanity and the elves to a land where everyone can live in harmony. Elf Kirisin Belloruus is entrusted with the Elfstone to lead and protect his people from the demon horde and their monstrous allies. Hawk agrees to lead the caravan, which picks up travelers on the road as all seek a haven.


And at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Caitlin Kittredge reads from a book in which a werewolf cop winds up in the middle of a witch-fight. I hope that this is as sexy as it sounds.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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Eh, I'm about 2/3 of the way through the preview copy SOMEONE left lying around the, um Hideout a few weeks ago.

I'm not really into fantasy, but so far, for the third (or is it eighth?) installment in what apparently is a long-running fantasy series - it's not bad. There are lots of references to past events, which obviously makes it somewhat confusing if you haven't read the preceding books, but otherwise, it's pretty straight-forward post-apocalyptic action adventure, but with elves and magic thrown in; sort of a mash-up of the two genres so far as I can tell.

I just wish they'd get back to the poor sap trapped inside the SAC base in the Colorado Rockies - he hasn't reappeared since the first chapter, but I know he's got to play some major role in the book at some point, otherwise, why introduce him at all?

Posted by COMTE | August 26, 2008 10:19 AM

Maybe he's playing chess.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 26, 2008 10:34 AM

The only good Terry Brooks novel was Wishsong of Shannarra.

Posted by dwight moody | August 26, 2008 11:13 AM

I hope Caitlin cheers up before her reading tonight:

Posted by ratzkywatzky | August 26, 2008 11:52 AM

I don't know who comes out looking worse: Terry Brooks or Amazon user reviewers.

Posted by mint chocolate chip | August 26, 2008 1:39 PM

Is that a pun of gypsy moth?

Posted by Garth | August 26, 2008 5:28 PM

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