A Fantasy Series, an Audiobook, and a Book by Tsh
Here are my reviews for the month:
1. The Starlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
A few months back, one of my students found out that my husband and I enjoy reading some of the same books that she did such as Jill Williamson’s fantasy series Kinsman Chronicles. This led to her recommendation of the Way of Kings and a long wait for my turn to read it from my library. Finally the book came in and my husband and I dove into hours of reading- literally hours of reading since the book was long. The story took place in another time and space where a king was assassinated and a kingdom went to war in vengeance for his death. The book was written from various viewpoints that at first seem random but as the book proceeds the story line converged to see how each character had their own part in how the story would end. The book was full of magical shards (swords), creatures that grew gemstones inside of them, and a history that had secrets waiting to be found. The first book centered on the brother of the assassinated king who had visions during the high storms, a slave who should really be a soldier, and a young woman who wanted to be a scholar but also needed to save her family. The second book, Words of Radiance relayed the continuing story of these characters as they battled the evil that was overtaking their land. Now we are in waiting mode once again for the third book, Oathbringer, which is scheduled for release in November.
2. Never Unfriend by Lisa Jo Baker
3. At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh Oxereider