Feb. 11th, 2008

Books '08

Feb. 11th, 2008 09:07 pm
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I thought i might like to keep a running total and mini reviews of the book i read this year, just so i can see what the numbers look like. I'm assuming i'm gonna be above average in the numbers anyway, but it might be nice to keep track.


#1 - Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell. The first in a series of novels about the Keltoi, and obvious inspiration based on our modern mythologies and wishful thinking about the Celtic peoples. It tells the story of a young man named Connovar and the effect his life and his desires have not only on his family but also on his people. Connovar eventually unites the keltoi into an army to defeat the empire building armies of the Stone, which is an analogue of Rome in this world.

#2 - Midnight Falcon tells the story of Connovar's son's experiences growing up as the bastard of Connovar, and the effect it has on the Keltoi and the world, as well as the growth of the armies of the Stone and how they meet the Keltoi.

#3 - Ravenheart is set a number of years after the first two books, being analogous with the time period when the Highlander culture was being destroyed and suppressed by the English, called Varlish in the novel. It ends with what i think is one of the most heart wrenching climaxes i've read in some time.

#4 - Stormrider brings the series to a close, and ties back a number of threads that have been around since the first novel. It is the most outright 'magical' of the tales and is a fitting climax to the series.


I'd suggest picking these up

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