Lynn Flewelling – Nightrunner series

Luck in the Shadows

Stalking Darkness

Traitor’s Moon

Those are the first three books of the Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling which I mentioned in some earlier posts. I’m not going to do much of a review of them, but just say that this is a fantasy series I really, really liked. That’s probably partly because it’s basically traditional fantasy, but with a twist. I daresay everyone who liked The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch would love those, but then again only if you don’t mind gay main characters (which, if you’re reading my blog frequently you better shouldn’t anyway! *stomps foot*), but that’s just one aspect of this series.

I haven’t been very much into ‘traditional fantasy’ lately, but honestly these books might have changed that for a while and I’m really glad my favorite bookseller recommended them to me, because I’d miss one of my (now) favorite fantasy series with great characters and interesting perspectives on gender etc. If not for the general storyline (which I loved), you should definitely read this series for its great characters (which I loved even more).

I’m honestly said that I just finished book 3, Traitor’s Moon this morning, sometime around 4am, but fortunately there’s a fourth book, Shadows Return, coming out on June 24th and you can get it either at your usual bookstore or order a signed, personalized copy directly from Lynn Flewelling’s website (which is what I did).

Next, I’m going to check out her Tamir triad, which is basically set in the same world, but much earlier than the Nightrunner books (in case you’re wondering, those are the books I had my book guy order for me yesterday :p). Let’s just say I’m hooked πŸ˜‰

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Photoshop

Yeah, guess what I got as a late birthday present from Stephen yesterday? =D I’ve used gimp and other programs in the past, which were nice and free, but Photoshop really does rock (even though I’d never spend that much money on it myself, getting the program as a birthday present is something else though ;))

Anyway, so I spent last night all fiddling with different gadgets in there and it’s really fun. I love working with pictures and generally being creative. The next project I’ll be working on will be a new header for the blog. I’d love to make a drawing of Ares and Damian for it and I think I already have an idea. Though I might be lazy and just end up googling a picture that I like and altering that. We’ll see.

Cheers for the weekend to come.

I’m weak ;)

It’s impossible for me to enter a Barnes&Noble and leave without having bought one book at least. I’m a bad person. At least that’s what my wallet tells me πŸ˜‰

On the other hand: I just got my hands on Broken Angels by Richard Morgan and can’t wait to read it, Thirteen and Altered Carbon rock so far πŸ˜€ I’m probably signing up for a new Science Fiction Book Club account again. I could use some more free (or extremely cheap) books πŸ˜‰

The next thing on my list would be a new bookshelf before we move out….Gotta bribe Stephen to go to IKEA with me *evil grin*

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Bad habits

Hey so I like coffee late in the afternoon or even at night. So what?

Β It’s my legitimized drug since I can’t drink any alcohol anymore. So you try and stop me πŸ˜‰

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