Monday, November 14, 2011

Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher

I loved the Dresden Files so much that I am gonna give this series by Jim Butcher a go as well :).

The list of the books, along with links to where to buy them can be found at Jim's website here - http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/alera

Update: Finished reading on 12-14-2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

James Potter series by G. Norman Lippert

I have decided to try out these 3 "fanfiction" books.

Book 1 - James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing http://www.elderscrossing.com/muggle.html
Book 2 - James Potter and the Curse of the Gatekeeper
http://www.gatekeeperscurse.com/JPCG_muggleIndex.html
Book 3 - James Potter and the Vault of Destines http://www.jamespotterseries.com/JPVOD_chapters.html

Update on 11/14/2011 - I read some chapters into the first one and well, to be quite honest I just don't like it much :(. It's not the books, probably, it's me. Needless to say, I don't want to try finishing all 3 so just gonna start reading something else and maybe try picking these up again at a later date.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Side Jobs - Jim Butcher

What I am currently reading
Side Jobs
Author - Jim Butcher (http://www.jim-butcher.com/)

Book description from Amazon -
Fans of Butcher's long-running and bestselling urban fantasy series featuring Chicago wizard PI Harry Dresden were stunned by the concluding events of the 2010 novel Changes. They'll probably want to skip ahead to the last of this collection's 11 stories, "Aftermath," set just hours after the end of that book. With Dresden's fate uncertain, it's his longtime ally, Sgt. Karrin Murphy, who must help find a kidnapped werewolf. This entry is the collection's strongest, full of powerful emotion. The rest of the book is a mixed bag, ranging from Butcher's first attempt at short fiction--"a novice effort" that "wasn't up to par for professional publication"--to more recent tales set around and between the novels. First-timers will be lost, and this uneven volume mostly makes the case that Butcher's talent is best displayed in longer form. (Nov.) (c) 
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E-book available for $12.99 at Amazon here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Templar Salvation - Raymond Khoury (Update: Finished reading on 11/10/11)

What I am currently reading.
The Templar Salvation
Author - Raymond Khoury (http://www.raymondkhoury.com/home/)
Book description  from author's website -

Constantinople, 1203: As the rapacious armies of the Fourth Crusade lay siege to the city, a secretive band of Templars infiltrate the imperial library. Their target: a cache of documents that must not be allowed to fall into the hands of the Doge of Venice. They escape with three heavy chests, filled with explosive secrets that these men will not live long enough to learn.

Vatican City, present day: FBI agent Sean Reilly infiltrates the Pope’s massive Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition. No one but the Pope’s trusted secondi get in—but Reilly has earned the Vatican’s trust, a trust he now has no choice but to violate. A vicious, uncompromising terrorist bent on revenge has kidnapped Tess Chaykin, and the key to her freedom lies in this underground crypt, in the form of a document unread for generations. It is known as the Fondo Templari, a secret history of the infamous Templars that may reveal the explosive secret behind their centuries-old extermination—and in the process illuminate a lost corner of history and its colossal 21st century implications.

With his trademark blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and incendiary historical research, Raymond Khoury’s The Templar Salvation marks a triumphant return to the rich territory that launched his bestselling career. 
E-book currently available for $9.99 at Amazon here.