It’s May 1st. The third annual Wyrd and Wonder is finally here! It’s here, and I am already making changes to my intended reading list. But screw it, I don’t want to live in a world where chaos does not reign!* *Only occasionally. Please moderate your chaos. Also, stay at home.
Hello, good afternoon, good evening! Just dropping in with a quick update on the Wyrd and Wonder Readalong for The Goblin Emperor – thanks to imyril, we have a shiny blog banner to use for our discussion purposes! Check it out below…
I have no illusions about my ability to stick to a plan, even one that should be relatively easy to do because it involves books. I fully expect this to go wildly off the rails, but sometimes that’s part of the fun! So. Let’s take a peek at what’s on my plate for this year’s Wyrd and Wonder fantasy-fest!
*Dusts the shelves, throws open curtains, opens windows* Hello, and welcome back! Yes, I am still alive, still … getting by? As I hope we all are? Times are so strange, you guys. So strange. But hey, let’s talk about something more fun! Today I am planning a thing, with the help of my Wyrd and Wonder cohorts – I bring you the Wyrd and Wonder 2020 Readalong!
The nerd beacons are lit! Wyrd & Wonder calls for aid! And your TBR will (hopefully) answer. I admit it feels a little odd to be announcing this in the middle of a summer heatwave, but screw it – the team at Wyrd & Wonder are nothing if not excitable, and we’re already making plans. So it seems only fair to give you lot a chance to do the same. Announcing Spooktastic Reads 2019!
The Ninth Rain has fallen, the stakes have been raised, and we find out why Vintage left so abruptly. And I have been flailing SO HARD. Let’s discuss the final chapters of The Ninth Rain! (With spoilers!)
It’s the final Tuesday of May, and that means it’s time for my most anticipated fantasy-themed top ten of the month. Today, I am all about dragons! Big ones, little ones, good and evil ones, from clever swindlers to bookish companions – whether they’re well loved favourites or still waiting their turn on my TBR, they’ve all got a place on the treasure hoard!
In the final part of Trail of Lightning, I had some suspicions confirmed – but I also had some nasty surprises to deal with… Let’s discuss Trail of Lightning (spoilers for the final chapters).
Our unlikely band of heroes is beset by enemies and monsters on all sides this week, as their journey is quite literally derailed, leaving them scrambling to find shelter – and re-examining certain priorities. Meanwhile, the depth of Hestillion’s dedication to saving Ebora becomes increasingly illuminated… Let’s discuss The Ninth Rain. (Spoilers follow for chapters 24 through 36.)
Magic is fun. Magic is dangerous. It can be used to create or to destroy, to provide solutions, or to thwart your enemies. It represents power, but that’s often less important than what one plans to do with it. In today’s Wyrd and Wonder post, I’m talking about some of my favourite practitioners of that old arcane art, in all of its terrible glory. Behold…