Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2022

Before we get to the good stuff, I’ve apparently already finished 31 books this year. Woohoo! And my gaming group has finally come back together after a long hiatus and we are running a Shadowrun game so I’m reading quite a fair bit of the novels in that setting to get up to speed. FantasyContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2022”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2022

Fantasy Labyrinth Gate by Kate Elliott I actually spent a long while foraging through my local library website before I settled on this. I do like the setup where each chapter is named for a tarot card but I only like the story so-so. I guess this is more of a romance-fantasy (portal fantasy withContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2022”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2022

Fantasy:  The Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb In terms of characters, I think I can easily feel for Wintrow. Althea at the start was a bit too headstrong for me except when she faced off with Kyle in book 1 and when she showed her determination for her cause. Same with Malta who startedContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2022”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2021

A side note but COVID is really pro-reading. So I’ve trumped my revised reading goal of 20 books by 9 books this year which is definitely a first since I created a goodreads profile back in 20116. Anyway, below is all the fiction I’ve read since September, grouped by the genre as per usual.  Fantasy: Continue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2021”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2021

Fantasy:  Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green I came to this book via the second book in this series with a completely different set of cast and I think I prefer the next book better because it’s more my cup of tea in term of the genre blending in fantasy with mystery (I actuallyContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2021”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2021

I’m really going well with reading this year thanks to COVID and I’ve updated my goodreads goal to 20. Opening up 8 more slots. Anyway, below is my summary of reading done since March, by rough genre as defined by me.  Literary fiction:Cloud Atlas by David MitchellThis is a bit different from my usual genreContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2021”

Subgenres of Fantasy

If you thought from the title that this is going to be a Wikipedia-like post on the different sub-genres of fantasy, then unfortunately, that’s not what I’m going to write about today. Instead, I’m going to write about a potentially unpopular opinion I have about the sub-genres of fantasy. Which is that I’m not quiteContinue reading “Subgenres of Fantasy”

Moonlake’s Personal Collection

Today, I thought I will showcase my meagre personal collection of fantasy novels. This means I’ve truncated all the non-fantasy books out of my collection which isn’t much: two copies of Sherlock Holmes (a full collection and a volume 1 which I bought on an overseas trip to read in the hotel) and Taiko.  Anyway,Continue reading “Moonlake’s Personal Collection”

Fantasy Pet Peeve

For all that I love fantasy, I have a single pet peeve with it: all wars eventually trace back to Gods.  First, for the sake of putting things in context, let me recap in rough chronological order my foray into fantasy (back in those days, nobody cared about subgenres as far as I’m concerned andContinue reading “Fantasy Pet Peeve”