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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 Edwin Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever
James Edwin Gunn
The Road to Science Fiction 1
James Edwin Gunn
A Broken Christmas
Claire Ashgrove
The Ultra Thin Man
Patrick Swenson
Progress: 174/334 pages
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 Edwin Gunn

The Sum of All Men

The Sum of All Men - David Farland Really strong epic fantasy debut for Farland. I can see why the series is so popular. Strong plotting, a unique and well-developed magic system, strong characterization and an epic scope presented with startling simplicity in use of POV, etc.

The story of a Prince and Princess who are conscientious objectors to their world and the forcibles and endowments used to create magic and empower the ruling Runelords and a Wolf Lord who attempts to pervert the magic for his own ends, when the ancient enemy Reavers return. Highly recommended.

More to come.