Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Lemurs!!! Moderator Erfael's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Up a tree
    Posts
    4,880

    February 2012 Fantasy Discussion Nominations

    Hi all,

    With the holidays and my gigging schedule in full swing I failed to realize we hadn't picked a February book for fantasy yet. So it's time to pick one, and quick. Here's the rules:


    1. Everyone can nominate one book and second a reasonably small number of other books.
    2. Books must be available new in US and UK (I just check the two Amazons for this). They should also be in a format other than hardcover, so as to keep costs down.
    3. Books must be standalone or book 1 in a series (usually not a problem in SF).
    4. They can't have been book club books before. The nearly complete list of previous discussions can be found here.

  2. #2
    \m/ BEER \m/ Moderator Rob B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Near Cows in the Garden State
    Posts
    10,906
    I'll nominate a book I've had for a bit but haven't read yet:

    Well of Sorrows by Benjamin Tate
    Colin Harten and his parents fled across the ocean to escape the Family wars in Andover. But trouble follows them and their fellow refugees to this new land, forcing them to abandon the settled areas for unexplored territory. It is here that they face even more mysterious beings and dangers. Now Colin must use the powers of the Well of Sorrows to survive-and bring peace to this troubled land

  3. #3
    Rogue Warrior
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Dallas, Tx.
    Posts
    903
    I was gonna say Redick's Ruling Sea, but it has to be book One in a series, right?

  4. #4
    \m/ BEER \m/ Moderator Rob B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Near Cows in the Garden State
    Posts
    10,906
    Quote Originally Posted by Kazz Wylde View Post
    I was gonna say Redick's Ruling Sea, but it has to be book One in a series, right?
    Yup, and the first The Red Wolf Conspiracy is the current Fantasy BOTM, plus we have a rule in place to have a certain amount of time (I think six months) for an author's repeat appearance.

    Sorry to unleash the big kibosh.

  5. #5
    Rogue Warrior
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Dallas, Tx.
    Posts
    903
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Yup, and the first The Red Wolf Conspiracy is the current Fantasy BOTM, plus we have a rule in place to have a certain amount of time (I think six months) for an author's repeat appearance.

    Sorry to unleash the big kibosh.
    Gotcha, Thats probably best, I'm just diggin this series. If I could cheat, I would.

    You're just doing your duty, homeboy, Good job. lol

  6. #6
    Lemurs!!! Moderator Erfael's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Up a tree
    Posts
    4,880
    I could do Well of Sorrows. It's reviews seem to be universally positive, and it looks like something I'd like. Since we're short on time for picking, let's say if no one gives a reason it shouldn't be picked that we'll go with it...

  7. #7
    Lemurs!!! Moderator Erfael's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Up a tree
    Posts
    4,880
    Just so we're clear, it looks like Well of Sorrows is definitely the February book.

  8. #8
    \m/ BEER \m/ Moderator Rob B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Near Cows in the Garden State
    Posts
    10,906
    Cool. I'll bump it up my queue. Hopefully, it will be more than the two of us discussing the book.

  9. #9
    boss of several cats... Severn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Aotearoa (NZ)
    Posts
    964
    Alas, it is not on Kindle and due to financial constraints and Borders closing down in NZ (the only store that actually had a good fantasy range) I'm only buying Kindle books at present.

    It does look good though. I'm putting it on my wish list.

  10. #10
    Uh, Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    NSW, Australia
    Posts
    3,605
    Just ordered it from Amazon. Hopefully it gets here with time to read some before February

  11. #11
    Felis silvestris Hellions's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    9th Circle
    Posts
    309
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Cool. I'll bump it up my queue. Hopefully, it will be more than the two of us discussing the book.
    I'll try to participate too, I've got the book lying around somewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Severn View Post
    Alas, it is not on Kindle and due to financial constraints and Borders closing down in NZ (the only store that actually had a good fantasy range) I'm only buying Kindle books at present.

    It does look good though. I'm putting it on my wish list.

    Here's the kindle edition (unless there are regional barriers I'm not aware of?):

    http://www.amazon.com/Well-of-Sorrow...6625464&sr=1-3

    And while looking this up, I've just found out that Benjamin Tate is in reality Joshua Palmatier. Tsk tsk...

  12. #12
    \m/ BEER \m/ Moderator Rob B's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Near Cows in the Garden State
    Posts
    10,906
    Quote Originally Posted by Hellions View Post

    And while looking this up, I've just found out that Benjamin Tate is in reality Joshua Palmatier. Tsk tsk...
    Yeah, that's sort of an open secret. Why the "Tsk tsk?"

    Better yet, lets hold of that answer until the Discussion thread opens.

  13. #13
    Felis silvestris Hellions's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    9th Circle
    Posts
    309
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Better yet, lets hold of that answer until the Discussion thread opens.
    Works for me. "Tsk tsking" explanation delayed until the grand opening.

  14. #14
    Analyze That
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Now off an island
    Posts
    574
    For now I'm on board as well. It's been a while for me and the book club. It may turn out that I won't have the time, but I think I'll be fine.

  15. #15
    boss of several cats... Severn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Aotearoa (NZ)
    Posts
    964
    Quote Originally Posted by Hellions View Post
    I'll try to participate too, I've got the book lying around somewhere.




    Here's the kindle edition (unless there are regional barriers I'm not aware of?):

    http://www.amazon.com/Well-of-Sorrow...6625464&sr=1-3

    And while looking this up, I've just found out that Benjamin Tate is in reality Joshua Palmatier. Tsk tsk...
    Oh my gosh thank you!! I didn't even see it. Getting it then so I can join in, yay!

    ETA - oh 'not available in your region blah blah.'

    Could someone please explain how to do the IP address change if they know?
    Last edited by Severn; January 15th, 2012 at 05:24 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •