Wow, it’s been a while since I did one of those #6degree posts. I really need to setup a reminder or something so I do it more often as I enjoy writing these out. This was a wildcard and we were to start with the book we ended our last chain with.
Last time I ended my chain with In Siege of Daylight. I was drawn to this book by the cover and the story inside did not disappoint (aside from the fact that it ended on a cliffhanger and the author never wrote any more I mean).
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Valor. That book also had a beautiful cover but what was on the inside led me to DNF it instead of enjoying it.
Another book that I DNF’d was Blowback. The main character, Scott Harvath, was just a jerk and I can’t stand main characters who aren’t cast in the Heroic Mold. I need my Heroes!
Now, Erevis Cale IS a hero. In Midnight’s Mask he helps prevent the world of Forgotten Realms from being destroyed. And he doesn’t whine about it or complain about how hard everything is for him, boohoo. No, he mans up and does his job.
Another book with “mask” in the cover is Death Masks, starring that darling of millions, Harry Dresden. I didn’t like Dresden from the get-go but I TRIED to like him because everybody else liked him. This was at a time in my life before I was the self-confident, swaggering man of mystery that I am today. I read up through Book 11 and even watched the rather pathetic, short lived, tv show/mini-series.
Another book that was turned into a mini-series was Childhood’s End. The mini-series and book were different enough that it wasn’t like watching a clone, but the hopeless despair from the book shone through the mini-series like an evil, malevolent dark star.
And that’s a wrap! From In Siege of Daylight to Childhood’s End.
I’ve said it before, but doing this tag/meme/whatever is a lot of fun. I get to go through my old reviews and see things I haven’t even thought about for years, sometimes decades. This Blogger chooses the book each month so feel free to bookmark that page.