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Hey there! Happy Friday!
I’ve missed posting last Friday. I was at a work-related conference and even though I come home with still enough time to write, I didn’t have the energy to open up my laptop and actually write. I did, however, managed to finish reading three books back-to-back-to-back, so I guess I didn’t lose much time. (In fact I completed my Goodreads Reading Challenge! What?!!!)
Anyhow, things have leveled back down, and I’m back to my regular blogging and reading routine, which brings us to this post. My pick for this week comes from one of those three books I just finished.
The warship carried twenty good men and two cannons.
“Bit of an overkill, isn’t it?” Captain Pasker said. The sun was to his back, casting a long, imposing shadow over the deck.
Captain Pasker was from the mainland; his ship had accompanied the Emperor on the short voyage across the Azure Sea to the small province of Lunar Island. Pasker had been in three wars already, “skirmishes,” he called them, bloody little inconveniences that were necessary to remind the people of the might of the Emperor.
The sailor beside him was a local boy, a new conscript. He’d been raised with the old legends.
He wasn’t sure that one warship was enough.
If you know me, I love antiheroes – characters who are in that gray area, neither good or bad, or part good and part bad – and Beth Revis gives me a new girl to love and cheer for. I finished Give the Dark My Love yesterday, and I’m still all over the place. This boook just blew me away, I’m telling you, and Nedra, oh my baby girl Nedra, I understand why she went dark because given the same choices in that same difficult situation as she was given, I might just make the same decision.
Give the Dark My Love is already out and available in your favorite bookstores. If you love dark fantasies, this book is for you!
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