Theft of Swords

The last time I remember looking Goodreads did not have a generic html review option.  You could export your review to Wordpress and Tumblr I think, but not Typepad and no generic option.  In fact I submitted it as a support ticket as a suggestion.  I'm going to pretend I am the reason they have it today.  I wrote a review of this book (something I don't normally do) and saw the blog html on the side.  So yay!  I guess that means I will be writing more reviews.

Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations, #1-2)

Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm a slow reader. It isn't often I read a book in 2 days, but that is exactly what happened with Theft of Swords. I stumbled across it on Amazon purely by happenstance and I'm so glad I bought it. It isn't high fantasy or deep thought provoking fantasy and most definitely not the grim fantasy that is in fashion. It is just pure fun with two main characters that have quickly moved towards the top of my "people I would like to hang out with" list. I love the banter (man I love witty dialogue...), the story and even though I could sometimes see plot points coming from a mile away it didn't bother me. Instead of saying "that was obvious" I instead was saying "I knew it!" and couldn't wait to see how the other characters reacted.

I have always been drawn to these kind of light reads starting with my first foray into fantasy with the Myth Adventures and carrying into The Belgariad and Harry Potter. I am glad to find this type of fun read out there because it is few and far between.  People always try to point me to satires but they just aren't the same for me.  A good story, with fun and smart characters that sweeps me away is always a pleasure.   I need to slow down though because there are only two more books and it will be over far too soon.

Everyday January 2012