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Giveaway For an Autographed copy of Clash of Eagles

Question:  What do Alternative History

novels and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have in common?

Answer:  This guy right here. Alan Smale  is a professional astronomer at NASA, studying black holes, neutron stars, and other bizarre celestial objects. However, too many family vacations at Hadrian’s Wall in his formative years plus a couple of degrees from Oxford took their toll, steering his writing toward alternate, secret, and generally twisted history.

If you know anything about me you know I love books. I love everything about them. In one way, they are a door to a different world, the start to a new adventure that can be had anytime you need to escape just a bit from the adventure you are already on.  The other way they amaze me is how they came to be on the page. I don’t mean how many hours did the author sit at a desk typing. I like to know a bit about the authors life and then while reading see if I can recognize where a certain influence or idea might have come from. With some authors that can be a terrifying spiral that once at the bottom I just want to ask the author if they are OK.  (I am looking at you Michael R. Fletcher. I am not a professional but if you ever need to talk I am here), and with others I can just see them sitting there collecting the tears of their readers as a trophy for each one. Possibly Fletcher here again or one of his Doppel’s but also most certainly Mark Lawrence and Pierce Brown .)

That is why, when I do Interviews I hardly ask about the books themselves. I ask stupid “get to know you” questions that are fun, for me at least (and that’s what’s important, right?) ways to see hidden depths in their writing that maybe even the author didn’t know were there. For example, this question I put to Darrell Drake.

ME: Q. Four children have small toys. The first child has 1/10 of the toys, the second child has 12 more toys than the first and is looking at him and going nananannaanna, the third child has one less toy then the first child has, so is crying at the top of their lungs. And the fourth child has double the toys of the third child then takes 5 from the first child. No question here just a flash back to when I ran a daycare…

Darrell: A. To the side, the fifth child has no toys—no trucks or baubles—only its gas mask. He watches and waits, hands in his lap, knowing the sleeping gas is imminent. His peers never learn, and that’s why his rise to the top will be swift and uncontested.

{Thanks for that insight in to your childhood Darrell I am here for you buddy!}

 Actually, that shit is mainly all a lie. I am just really bad at interviews. Plus it is a great way to introduce a really interesting author I got to meet this year at the Phoenix Comic-con . The author of the only book I bought the whole weekend! I still don’t know how I did that! I just went costume shopping and accidentally bought 27 books instead.

(No lie. Here they are, and I still didn’t get a costume)

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It is also a way for me to thank the great people that worked behind the scenes at the Del-Rey booth this year. It is thanks to them giving me free books and the authors signing them that I am able to spread the smell of a new book to you guys. Like the one we just did with Pierce Brown and the Upcoming one with Robin Hobb.

This book, Clash of Eagles  by Alan Smale has a great cover and that’s why I stopped to take a look at it. It was the premise though, that made me buy it.  Imagine a world in which the Roman Empire has not fallen and the North American continent has just been discovered. In the year 1218 AD, transported by Norse longboats, a Roman legion crosses the great ocean, enters an endless wilderness, and faces a cataclysmic clash of worlds, cultures, and warriors.

Since Yesterday (The 9th) was Mr. Smale’s Birthday, I Thought it would be the perfect time to start the giveaway for a signed copy of Clash of Eagles.

The giveaway will run from now until the 29th of September 2017. To enter just make a comment below. One winner will be chosen randomly on that day. Open to everyone. Good Luck to you all! Don’t forget to make a comment before you go and since you are here already why not enter my other giveaway here.

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I went on a Hike with my New Sister

I was walking out of the house this morning to go for a hike, and I saw the Mail Lady was coming down the street. So just like every time I am expecting something I ran up to her as if it was an Ice cream truck And I was a kid in Arizona whose Step Mom had just

locked me out of the house for 5 hours in the summer… What? …oh um… yes, it’s a great Metaphor I uhm Just made it up…… Nevertheless, I was Excited because I have an order of rings due any day now.  I was also hoping Red Sister by Mark Lawrence would come.

Although I am still unable to finish my Chainmail shirt, I am more than pleased to say that Nona Gray, not only went hiking with me, but we also did a bit of a photo shoot.

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We Have A winner

The giveaway for Red Sister is over and I cant believe how many entered. We ended with 32 entries. I will be posting about a new contest later tonight so keep your eyes open for that.

  1. Anindita@A Bohemian Mind at Work
  2. youandibooks
  3. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek
  4. Andrea
  5. Ashley M
  6. J P Ashman
  7. fireraven13666
  8. Tod
  9. Becca
  10. Penny
  11. Pat Corigan
  12. MightyThorJRS
  13. Dawn
  14. Tom Smith
  15. Jon D. (Bookworms Bookclub)
  16. Books, Vertigo and Tea
  17. Ashley M
  18. Oden
  19. Dàibhidh Càidh
  20. Lynn K
  21. Juliana Spink Mills
  22. RB Watkinson
  23. Paul Watson
  24. Goran Edenro
  25. DireWolfSnow
  26. lykoszine
  27. Vlad
  28. Roy
  29. Stephen
  30. Gabriel Rodrigues
  31. Elaine Walker
  32. Apostolos

So thank you to all who played my little game. The winning name is #9 Becca!. Congrats I will send her an Email; and she has 48 hours to respond if I don’t hear from her I will pick a new name

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When I Win You Win

I Want to thank Mark Lawrence for being such a great guy and having all the book giveaways that he does, like the Red Sister contest that just ended. I also would like to thank all of my readers that commented on my post about Mark’s latest contest. Because of you guys I won a signed copy of Red Sister!  But to celebrate my winning I am going to give you guys something.  During the time Mark’s contest was going on I received an unsigned hardcover copy of Red Sister from  Alexis at Penguin Random House that I no longer need since I have the signed one coming. So I am going to give it away to one of you guys. Everyone that commented on the post that helped me win will be automatically entered. But the rest of you can comment and share this post to be entered also. I will select one name randomly on March 31st around noon  MST.  Thanks again to Mark and all my readers and good luck!

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I will notify the winner and they will have 48 hours to contact me with an address. They can email me at bloginhobgoblin@gmail.com  or IM me at https://www.facebook.com/hob.noblin  If after that time has elapsed and they have not contacted me  I will pick a new name.

Red Sister Contest

You may know already but I collect signed books. I have a pretty good collection with just under 50 autographs. And although Mark Lawrence is one of my favorite authors, his signature is sadly missing from my collection.

With your help I can change that. He is having a contest and giving away not only signed but doodled copies of Red Sister. Mark said that the person that makes a blog post with most unique comments could win  or I could try for a viral tweet or  make a Facebook post with the most shares and likes. Unfortunately my review with almost 300 views won’t count, the post has to be new. So I did what I do best I went to Photoshop.  And I got a few Nuns from the past to show off the book. But i need you all to comment on this post. Thanks for your help and I hope you enjoy these photos! If you do don’t forget to tell me in the comments!

I asked 100 nuns who their favorite character by Mark Lawrence was. 99 of them said Nona Grey.

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“A book is as dangerous as any journey you might take. The person who closes the back cover may not be the same one that opened the front one. Treat them with respect.”  –Sister Kettle

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This book… I just love Nona Gray… You need to read this book.

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I wonder how much more awesome Nona would be if she could fly like me????

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Here is a link to Marks blog post about the contest if you want to enter. If you do enter….  I guess I wish you good luck. http://mark—lawrence.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/red-sister-contest.html

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There can be only one!

Well my friends, the time has come to give away a one of a kind item. I really wish I could just keep it, but I will order one for myself at StickyWoodyZtudio. If you are one of the 20 people that didn’t win you can get one there as well. You can also have it made with what ever you want on it. You don’t have to be limited to the design I came up with for the giveaway.

But there is one person that will have to settle for my design and that is Andrea D. I will send them an E-mail telling them they won. If there is no reply with in 24 hours A new winner will be selected.

Thank you to all of you that entered and those that just read and liked the post. I don’t know why of the 200+ people that read the post only 21 entered but I am still glad you came.  Once again thanks to Clayton at StickyWoodyZtudio for making and giving this book cover to me for this giveaway. capture

Want to win the next giveaway? Just follow my blog so you hear about as soon as I post! I can tell you it will be The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King  By Michael R. Miller Narrated By Dave Cruse but I don’t have the post up yet.  Then in march I think I will be doing Black City Demon by Richard Knaak. If you have a book coming out this year and would like to do a giveaway to let people hear about it let me know. goblin2s

Hob’s Review of Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

 

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor)

by Mark Lawrence

 

  • Publication date Apr 2017
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • ImprintHarperVoyager
  • Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
  • ISBN100008152306
  • ISBN139780008152307

 

Wow where to start? I am kinda at a loss for words. That might be because it is 7:15 am and I was reading for the last 6 hours straight and I am exhausted. But I think it’s more likely that my brain just can’t contain all of the awesome that I read in that 6 hour stretch.

Well I guess I will start like I always do with the Tactile and visual parts of the review.  I love the cover It is a great visual description of the book without giving anything away. Plus it’s just some damn good art. It could have been improved a bit, but I went a head and fixed it.

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There were 5 or 6 Grammatical things I noticed. But all small things like bought her hand down instead of brought and in in instead of it in. I did have an ARC not the Final version of the book. I am just mentioning it so that in the unlikely event they haven’t been fixed already they will be before its published, I am not taking any points off.

“I have been too young to know, and I have been too old to care. It’s in that oh so narrow slice between that memories are made. So enjoy it.” – Sister Pan

I love Marks writing because on a almost subconscious level there is a meter or tempo to it. It’s not like a rhyming poem or anything, and it’s really hard to put a finger on what “it” is. I think “it” is the sentence structure its self. He writes like a great Orator speaks. The cadence of the words pulling you in to his stories  almost hypnotically. It has taken me reading 7 books by Mr. Lawrence to actually come to that conclusion.  I am probably wrong and its just a compulsion spell.. And while I am not accusing him of witchcraft or sorcery, per se. His prose has definitely cast its spell on me.

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You would not believe the amount of times that I have read a series by an author then read their new series, and it felt like…. well like the same books almost. At the very least, many authors fall in to old speech patterns using new mouths.  I have actually thought about this way too much in the past, and I came up with an explanation for it. The characters from the old books are in the FBI’s (Fictional Body Importation) Protagonist Protection Program.  (Rolls right off the tongue doesn’t it?) Their names have been changed for their own safety and they have been moved to a new world to start over. But just like Steve Martin in My Blue Heaven they soon get up to their old tricks again.

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In Mark’s first two trilogies he managed to make the protagonists so completely different from each other I was amazed. And Yes he did it again with Red Sister. I know I know, the protagonist in this book starts out as a 7 or 8 year old girl and yes it takes place on a completely different world. So it sounds like it would be easy to make them unique. But even the Narrative flow in Red Sister was different from the Broken Empire books. While still having the Orator’s Tempo I talked about before. It really did amaze me.

“But be warned, young Nona: a book is as dangerous as any journey you might take. The person who closes the back cover may not be the one that opened the front one.” – Sister Kettle

Ok Like I just mentioned, Red Sister takes place on a completely new world. New to us that is. Its actually so old it is dying, really in fact it is the Sun that is dying. Causing the slow formation of a Ice Planet like Hoth from  StarWars. The only glacier free area of the planet is a 50 mile wide strip that goes all the way around the planet. I Picture it just like Beggar’s Canyon back home.  Only wider obviously.

And the only Reason that 50 miles is still open is because of a moon…… “That’s no moon kid” That’s a focus lens! Every night it gathers the light from the dying sun focusing it in to a single beam that sweeps over the area with enough heat to keep the glacier from closing in on them. If that’s not bad enough, the “moon” is in a decaying orbit and will soon return to the planet and then the ice will close on the people like a giant trash compactor.. “C-3PO come in C-3PO where are you C-3PO OH where could he be?” Sorry can you tell I went and saw Rogue One again today?

Final Thoughts

It is not only a great story, but beautifully written as well. I loved the ending but at the same time I wish I hadn’t gotten to it yet. It was by no means a small book but I read it in three sittings, and that only made me want more.

Mark Lawrence has been the author of my choices for book of the year for the last 2 years in a row. Red Sister was the first book I finished this year but it is possible he might get my vote a third time. Red Sister gets a Outstanding recommendation from this goblin with 5 stars out of 5

P.S. if you’re a Mark Lawrence fan don’t forget to enter my free drawing to win a Broken Empire themed book cover! A $90.00 value for free! Just go to my blog post  here and make a comment and you will be entered.

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Lets celebrate the death of 2016 by giving away something Awesome

Announcing the Blogin’ Hobgoblins January 2017 giveaway brought to you by  StickyWoodyZtudio

 

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And what better way to celebrate a new year than with a Beautiful Broken Empire themed book cover!

What does new years have to do with the Broken Empire?

Absolutely nothing!

Except that this will be my January giveaway, hence the new year part. And It is awesome just look at this thing. Made with art hand burned in to the birch wood and with leather cord for the spine and clasp.  By tightening or loosening the leather straps on the spine, you can fit just about any book into this cover. Here is emperor of thorns

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and then The complete works of Shakespeare.  Which I imagine is about the same size as The Broken Empire Omnibus. sold here

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Yes, you should be Impressed that I have Shakespeare laying around my house. But you should be even more impressed by This one of a kind item I will be giving away absolutely free!!

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And while there is only one of these to give away you can have one made for your favorite book. And I mean any book! Maybe you like Harry Potter then take a look at this one.

He can even make a 3-ring binder for your paperwork.

All orders that mention my blog will get $40.00 off. The normal price is $90.00. So hurry the  $50.00 price will only last until the 31st of January after that the price goes back to $90.00.  Order here or just Email stickywoodyz@gmail.com .  If you think you might want to order one of these book covers but are not sure what kind of design. Let me know what book or series you would like it to be themed and ill try to come up with something. Or you can  send me your Ideas  and we can work something out together. Email me at bloginhobgoblin@gmail.com

But This post is about a Giveaway isn’t it?

Yes you can win this one for free

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all you have to do is Comment bellow  on this post and you are entered. Then Please share this post on Facebook, Twitter or whatever. I would appreciate it if you followed the blog but it is not necessary. If you don’t want to mess around with the blog You can also like my  Face Book Page to see my reviews and keep up with the latest giveaways.

But don’t forget to comment on this post before you leave.

The drawing will go from now until January 31st around 2:00 pm my time 4:00 pm Eastern.

If you have any questions please  Contact The Hobgoblin

Good luck and Thanks again to  StickyWoodyZtudio for creating this wonderful book cover to giveaway to one of my awesome visitors.

 

The First Annual Goblin Awards

. The majority of you are probably here by accident or on a dare or something and have no clue whats going on. But a few of you already know that I just started this blog back in October. So I am new to all this writing stuff and sharing my thoughts with others. But I wanted to do a year end wrap up of the best of the books I have read. As of 12/9/16 the number of books  I have finished this year is 256.

And since I know my wrap up won’t be very entertaining but I want a lot of people to look at it, I am going to do it like an awards show. I mean who actually enjoys the Oscars anymore? But we still watch them.

SO with out further ado. I welcome you  to the first ever Gobie awards. I don’t know that sounds kinda stupid .What do you think? .I guess I lied and there will be further ado..Is that a thing? I know you can be with out it but can you have further ado?…    now I am just getting sidetracked…. And the Gobie goes to….hmm I guess it will work Lets start over

I welcome you to the first ever Gobie awards.

Our first Award will be the Gobie for Best Book in YA (young Adult)

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Calamity (Reckoners #3)  by Brandon Sanderson

My rating 4 stars

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when the Reckoners’ leader struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back…

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

 

The Next award is for Best short story /Novella   And the Gobie goes too

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Danse Macabre
by Laura M Hughes

The dead beckon and the little girl obeys. Night after night she answers the graveyard’s call, though she dreads her encounters with the creature that dwells there.
But she’ll soon come to learn that memories are much more dangerous than monsters…

My review

As dark as Abercrombie ever was and as beautifully written as Rothfuss the Prose is almost like poetry except that I liked it. This is a short story and only took me about 30 min to read it but I will be thinking about it for days I am sure. I honestly think it was one of the best short stories I have ever read. I will be checking often for more from Laura M. Hughes. I give Danse Macabre 5 out of 5 stars. You owe it to yourself to read this haunting story.

 

OK seriously let me know if any of you think of a better name for the award

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 Play to Live by D. Rus

My Rating 4 stars

A new pandemic – the perma effect – has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! And still they’re the lucky ones compared to those burning alive eternally within the scorched hulls of tank simulators.

But some unfortunates – the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits – choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it – goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom.

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Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps

My Rating 4.5 stars

CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON is the story of a world 100 years past the rise of the Old Ones which has been reduced to a giant monster-filled desert and pockets of human survivors (along with Deep Ones, ghouls, and other “talking” monsters).

John Henry Booth is a ranger of one of the largest remaining city-states when he’s exiled for his group’s massacre and suspicion he’s “tainted.” Escaping with a doctor who killed her husband, John travels across the Earth’s blasted alien ruins to seek the life of the man who killed his friends.

It’s the one thing he has left.

My review Cthulhu Armageddon  by C.T. Phipps

Should we break for intermission? oh Damn I Forgot to ask Laura M. Hughes Who she was wearing…. Oh well the world is probably better off with whoever it is as a dress anyway, OK back to the awards!!

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The Vagrant (The Vagrant #1) by  Peter Newman

My Rating 5 stars

The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape, carrying nothing but a kit-bag, a legendary sword and a baby. His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the sword, the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war. But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.

Hob’s review of The Vagrant by Peter Newman

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Best New Author to Me

When the Heavens Fall (The Chronicle of the Exile #1)  by Marc Turner

My Rating 5 stars

If you pick a fight with Shroud, Lord of the Dead, you had better ensure your victory, else death will mark only the beginning of your suffering.

A book giving its wielder power over the dead has been stolen from a fellowship of mages that has kept the powerful relic dormant for centuries. The thief, a crafty, power-hungry necromancer, intends to use the Book of Lost Souls to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld. Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artifact at all cost.

However, the god is not the only one interested in the Book, and a host of other forces converge, drawn by the powerful magic that has been unleashed. Among them is a reluctant Guardian who is commissioned by the Emperor to find the stolen Book, a troubled prince who battles enemies both personal and political, and a young girl of great power, whose past uniquely prepares her for an encounter with Shroud. The greatest threat to each of their quests lies not in the horror of an undead army but in the risk of betrayal from those closest to them. Each of their decisions comes at a personal cost and will not only affect them, but also determine the fate of their entire empire.
The first of an epic swords & sorcery fantasy trilogy for fans of Patrick Rothfuss, Marc Turner’s When the Heavens Fall features  gritty characters, deadly magic, and meddlesome gods

My review When the Heavens Fall (The Chronicle of the Exile, #1) By Marc Turner

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The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer, #4)

by Brent Weeks

My Rating 5 stars

Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he’s dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former Emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen… and only he can save it.
As the armies of the White King defeat the Chromeria and old gods are born anew, the fate of worlds will come down to one question: Who is the Lightbringer?

Hob’s review of The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks

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Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1)  by Michael J. Sullivan

My Rating 5 stars

Age of Myth inaugurates an original six-book series, and one of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground.

Since time immemorial, humans have worshiped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between men and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now, only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over; the time of rebellion has begun. Age of Myth

Are we still having fun? Do I need to hire some homeless people to fill the empty seats? Don’t worry we are almost done.

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 Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

My Rating 4 stars

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. “But it isn’t all sweetness and light sabres.” Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction, weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around various mental institutions. It’s an incredible tale – from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

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Secret History (Mistborn #3.5)  by Brandon Sanderson

My Rating 5 stars

Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy.
As such, it contains HUGE SPOILERS for the books Mistborn (The Final Empire), The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning.
  Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterization, events, and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Reading it without that background will be a confusing process at best.
In short, this isn’t the place to start your journey into Mistborn. (Though if you have read the trilogy—but it has been a while—you should be just fine, so long as you remember the characters and the general plot of the books.)
Saying anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowledge of this story’s existence is, in a way, a spoiler.

There’s always another secret.

my review Secret History (Mistborn #3.5) by Brandon Sanderson

This next book gets 2 awards so I am just giving them together

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The Wheel of Osheim (The Red Queen’s War #3) by Mark Lawrence

My rating 5 stars

All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth, getting back out alive and with Loki’s key is all that matters. Loki’s creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jalan’s fortune back in the living world.

Jalan plans to return to the three w’s that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering. Fate however has other plans, larger plans. The Wheel of Osheim is turning ever faster, and it will crack the world unless it’s stopped. When the end of all things looms, and there’s nowhere to run, even the worst coward must find new answers. Jalan and Snorri face many dangers, from the corpse hordes of the Dead King to the many mirrors of the Lady Blue, but in the end, fast or slow, the Wheel of Osheim always pulls you back. In the end it’s win or die.

OK that’s just about it just one more Gobie to give and this one is a killer. Emotionally anyway

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The Shepherd’s Crown (Discworld #41)

by Terry Pratchett
My Rating 5 stars

Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.

This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad.

As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.

There will be a reckoning

 

The wonderful Terry Pratchett was visited by Death, the old grim reaper himself mounted upon his fearsome stead Binky before this book was completely finished. From the notes in the book by his friends and publisher nothing was added by anyone else. I personally didn’t notice anything missing, Although I was too busy crying my eyes out over the Death of Granny Weatherwax and by extension My Pratchett.. It really did feel as if he was saying goodbye to us, his fans as the other witches gathered to honor old Granny W.

And on that cheery note I will thank you all for coming …er watching.. reading whatever just thanks! AND PLEASE HELP WITH THE NAME for the awards. If it is still called the Gobies next year I will blame you ….no not you the one behind you yeah that one with the shirt yeah that’s the one!