Archive for February, 2014

BONES OF THE DRAGON

Posted: February 20, 2014 in Book Reviews

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Bones Of The Dragon: Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

This is the first book in the dragonship series.

The Vindrasi God’s have become under threat by a new legion of Gods. Subtle signs begin to emerge as the bone preistesses struggle to communicate with the God’s

The Torgon clan of the vindrassi comes under seige by a warrior tribe of ogres and summons the aide of the chief of chiefs of the vindrassi nation. He does not respond to there call for help and convinces the rest of the clans that the Torgon have brough this crisis upon themselves due to there failure to have had a successful raid of late the God’s must be angry with them.

Skylan Ivorson who is the war chief and Norgard’s son, chief of the Torgon is a skilled warrior but also lacks in any humility at all. He can’t see the forest for the trees and has quite the attitude of entitlement. On behalf of his father, he Fights the chief of chiefs with the promise that he will make his father the chief of chiefs and honor him with that position, but when the time comes he takes the crown for himself. He learns the truth about how Horg, previous chief of chiefs had betrayed his own people to save his skin by giving the sacred vektan torque to the ogres in the first place. He also learns how the previous bone preistesses draya had poisoned his opponnent and robbed Torval, the god of war, of his judgement. Feeling shamed by this as well guilty for taking the crown from his father whom he promised it to he begins looking desperatley for a way to save his skin while getting rid of his new wife draya.

Mysteriously his cousin Raegar shows up whom everyon thought was dead many years ago and helps him devise and plan to cover his compounding lies, save his skin and arrange his marriage to the one girl he truly loves Alayean who secretly loves his best friend Garn, however things do not go as planned and Raegar has a secret plan of his own.

While not a dragon lance book it certainly reads like one. Combining vikings and dragon lance into a new series which I did enjoy reading. Like much of Tracy Hickman’s and Margaret Weis’s writings however the characters are very predictable and 2 dimensional. Nothing suprising happens in the books without any plot twists or unforseen events or plot changes.

That being said however it does set up the story quite well. Much of the first book set up the religion of these people and how there religion plays and important role in there dragon worship and cultural ideals.

Overall though I would say worth reading and enjoyable I would give this book 6/10 book worms

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The Hitchikes Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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DON’T PANIC!

Its only a book review

I read this book many years ago and now I am reading it to my daugther. One of my favorites yet again, Sometimes I think I should stop reading to her and get her to read it herself but she enjoys being read to to much. I guess I can be thankful she wants to here story’s that I have come to love at all.

Arthur Dent wakes up one mornning only to find that his house is being demoslished to make way for a bypass. His friend Ford prefect comes along and convinces him to go for a drink and then proceeds to tell him that the world is about to end in aproximatley 12 minutes.

The Vogons show up and destroy earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass and next thing Arthur knows he is on a alien ship with his friend ford as a sto away. The Vogons soon learn of there presence and throw them out an airlock but not before they have some vogun poety read to them. The worst poerty in the entire universe. So bad in fact being thrown out of an airlock first would of been preferable.

Holding there breath in the depths of space the impossible happens. They are picked up by the heart of gold space ship recentley stolen by galactic president Zaphod Beeblebrox. Arthur, Ford, Zaphod, Trillion and the depressed android Marvin embark on a series of improbable adventures with hilarious results.

I LOVE this book. I could not stop lauphing at almost every chapter. From the depressed android to the babblefish and all kinds of impossible events this book is a non stop comic festival. The Hitchikers guide is a must read for anyone wether a science fiction fan or not. Every chapter has some kind of hilarious comical event happening. The descriptions of events from the “sighing” doors “brain the size of a unverse” android just keep you reading and lauphing.

And of course the towel is a must have for this book as your lickely to pee your pants lauphing, after all “A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” And don’t forget

“”Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)”

This is a must read you will not regret it. Loved every moment of it and I would  give this book a 10/10 book worms because of the awsome stupid hilarity of it all.

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BOOKS ON ORDER

Posted: February 12, 2014 in Thoughts on Reading

BOOKS ON ORDER.

I have reorganized a bit, books on order is my new page, I have removed the author website books and will put the website link for each author at the beginning of each review that I complete so check it out.