WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
A Natural History of Dragons by our own Marie Brennan. At first I shied away from this fictional memoir by Lady Trent, a natural historian with a passion for dragons. So many authors get too good at the Victorian journal voice. The tangled sentences, convoluted asides, and passive omniscient narrator bore me. Not this one. The action begins early on and never stops. The narrator inserts bits of hard-earned wisdom as well as apologies for her youthful exuberance that gets her into trouble time and time again. The humor and drama are well balanced and I can’t wait to finish it and move on to the next volume.
• What did you recently finish reading?
Oh my gosh! Carousal Sun by Sharon Lee is a magnificent sequel to Carousel Tides. This is what urban fantasy should be. Lee paints a world where the existence of six dimension, each with their own magic system, and carefully guarded portals between them, seems a natural extension of the character lives. A metaphysical bond with the land, or a tree, or the sea, is an acceptable part of everyday life. Nothing artificial or out of place about this story world. The action is more gentle than a lot of the genre, minus gore and demons and marshal arts with fancy weapons. But the battles are important and loyalties come under close scrutiny. Well worth the wait between volumes and I’m excited to here there will be a third.
• What do you think you’ll read next?
What about you? What are you reading, have you been reading, wanting to read next?