Warrior: En Garde

Warrior: En Garde
Battletech: Warrior #1
Michael Stackpole
SF
2 Stars
Epub, 388 Pages

I was really looking forward to Stackpole’s writing and hoping he would make this universe interesting. Unfortunately, this did nothing for me either.

I just won’t be reading any more I guess.I will probably not be reading any more in the mechwarrior series. I’ll keep them in my library, but not on my reader. The blow by blow mech fights did nothing for me, I couldn’t connect with the characters, and the multiple storylines were just wicked confusing.

The New World

The New World
Age of Discovery #3
Michael Stackpole
fantasy
2 stars
399 pages

The trilogy finishes, very quickly in my opinion. The problem I had with this series were the massive number of side characters, names/places/thing/positions in italics[which made them somehow special?] and he just wrapped everything up in 2 chapters. I was hoping for something a little more drawn out. Oh well. I’ll still be buying it.

Perchance to Dream and Other Stories

Perchance to Dream and Other Stories
Michael Stackpole
Fantasy
2 stars

a series of short stories. Some interesting. Had one about the Dream Raids in The Dragoncrown War Cycle and one from Talion:Revenant. The 2 that stood out in a badway were one that told about the 4th Magi, who raised Judas, and one about God getting sick of everything and allowing all the other gods to make their play on earth, from the perspective of Loki and the Norse gods. Very mixed opinion.

Cartomancy

Cartomancy
Age of Discovery #2
Michael Stackpole
fantasy
2 stars

sequel to A Secret Atlas. Very interesting, but crowded. Follows at least 4 different subgroups, can be a bit confusing. He took some from Eyes of Silver with names and some reincarnation ideas. Overall tho? Thoroughly enjoying it! Much better than his DragonCrownWar cycle.

Talion: Revenant

Talion: Revenant
Michael Stackpole
Fantasy
89 / 5 Stars

I was reading it this time to answer specific questions from someone. Forced me to pay attention to much smaller details. It still held up like gold. This is a good book.

/edit 2013
That “someone” turned out to be my future/now wife 😀