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Bryan Thomas Schmidt

My thoughts on books, stories, authors, and publishing

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The Clockwork Dagger
Beth Cato
Progress: 120/360 pages
The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here
James Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever
James Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 1
James Gunn
A Broken Christmas
Claire Ashgrove
The Ultra Thin Man
Patrick Swenson
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The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
The Dark Between the Stars
Kevin J. Anderson
Oath of Fealty
Elizabeth Moon
The Road to Science Fiction 2: From Wells to Heinlein
James Gunn

Prince of Wolves

Prince of Wolves - Dave Gross The first time I tried to read this I struggled. Having read Howard Andrew Jone's great Pathfinder novel and James Sutter's excellent one, I was expecting more of a group of adventurer's on a quest, and the first person POV threw me off. But this time, I couldn't put it down. This is a personal story of two men: employer-employee, bodyguard-charge, friends and companions, and very much focuses on their separate experiences of the same adventure. Werewolves, vampires, zombies, and other less traditional Pathfinder monsters appear along with some gypsy types but Gross builds the characters so well that you are drawn in. The story unfolds very much like a mystery. The real antagonists are not revealed until pretty far in and when everyone converges at the end, it comes about with some surprising turns and twists. Gross clearly has a gift for creating loveable rogues and I highly recommend his work. This is another great PT entry, well worth the time for any fantasy fan, but also fans of mystery and character driven stories as well.