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Land of the Sacred Fire
Gordon Doherty
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Erik Larson
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The Daylight War
Peter V. Brett

Just finished the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher

Furies of Calderon - Jim Butcher Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 4) - Jim Butcher Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera, Book 5) - Jim Butcher First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 6) 1st (first) edition Text Only - Jim Butcher Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher Cursor's Fury  - Jim Butcher

I really liked it. Its a fun series and doesn't have one of those convoluted endings that some series do. The series doesn't have the depth some series do (Malazan Books of the Fallen) but its still a fun read.

In case anyone is interested, I have a book out.

If Traveled - Benjamin Timmins

Its a horror book, not for kids. Its about a guy that decides to leave his regular life behind and head west. Along the way, he picks up a hitch hiker and together they end up in a place that neither of them ever expected to be.

People that think the IRA is a terrorist group need to read this.

When Ireland Fell Silent: A Story of a Family's Struggle Against Famine and Eviction - Harolyn Enis

So do the English. We will never forget. Hundreds of thousands of Irish died because of England and its Monarchy. England let thousands die of starvation on purpose. There was a potatoe famine in Norway and Sweden at the same time as it went on in Ireland, yet only Ireland had hundreds of thousands die. Why? Cause Sweden and Norway could import food from outside their countries. Ireland couldn't. Why? England.

About the Kindle and Goodreads

This is just me but I am happy with the goodreads integration with the kindle. I also like the guidelines that they have put in place. When I look at reviews of books, I care about the book, not someones dislike of the authors lifestyle or opinions. That kind of stuff has no business in a book review/discussion site. If you want to bring your politics into a discussion, go start your own blog or go to a political discussion site.

The Five

The Five - Robert McCammon Really fun read. It has some cliches in it, but those are kinda unavoidable in this kind of story. Well worth reading.

A Crucible of Souls (Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, #1)

A Crucible of Souls (Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, #1) - Mitchell Hogan Great story. Now comes the dreaded wait for the release of the next one in the series.

Promise of Blood (The Powder Mage Trilogy)

Promise of Blood - Brian  McClellan Very good. Lots of original ideas and not your typical boy saves world story. Highly recommended.

Doctor Sleep: A Novel

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King Too many bs coincidences turned what could of been an OK story to total bunk.

A Storm In Tormay: The Complete Tormay Trilogy

A Storm In Tormay: The Complete Tormay Trilogy - Christopher Bunn Absolutely great book. I think I got this for free or real cheap awhile ago and never got around to reading it. I finally did and man am I glad. Has to be one of the best books Ive read this year.

The Prince of Mist (Niebla, #1)

The Prince of Mist (Niebla, #1) - Carlos Ruiz Zafón Great story with a unique ending

A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time)

A Memory of Light - Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson Characters lost all depth. Ending was definitely not what Jordan had in mind.

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, Book 3)

The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson Too many loose ends left untied at the finish.

Baudolino

Baudolino - Umberto Eco Great book. Absolutely hilarious at times, other times really sad, and almost all the time you can't tell if Baudolino is lying or telling the truth lol.

The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great

The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great - Steven Pressfield Great book. The book left me heart broken at the end for the loss of Alexander to our world.

When Ireland Fell Silent

When Ireland Fell Silent: A Story of a Family's Struggle Against Famine and Eviction - Harolyn Enis Great book. Its heartbreaking what the english did the the irish during the famine and that it didn't have to happen if the english had actually bothered to try and help instead of using the famine as a way to clear the land of Ireland for England's use. Makes me glad I never bothered to go to England when I backpacked around Europe.

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

Mockingjay - Collins Suzanne Great book. Some of the stuff that Kitmiss does actually goes beyond the suspension of disbelief though.