Happy Sunday booklings, and thanks for stopping by for another weekly update. It’s been a busy week for me outside of books, so this is the first week Parsecs & Parchment hasn’t featured at least one review. Life can get busy sometimes and it’ll continue to be busy for the next month or so, but on the plus side I will be putting out my review of STEEL CROW SAGA in the next few days and honestly, I loved this book so much I can’t wait to share my feelings about it with you all.
I’m still reading NORTHERN LIGHTS by Philip Pullman, a re-read inspired by the beginning of the His Dark Materials TV series, which I thought was very impressive (Ruth Wilson was born to play Mrs Coulter). NORTHERN LIGHTS begins the tale of Lyra, a young girl whose best friend goes missing. Lyra and her dæmon are determined to find him and their quest leads them to ‘the bleak splendour of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice and witch-queens fly through the frozen skies – and where a team of scientists is conducting experiments too horrible to be spoken about’. It’s a truly remarkable book and begins the magical series that made me fall in love with fantasy.
Unusually for me I’m also reading a second fiction book at the same time. The DRAGONS OF AUTUMN TWILIGHT readalong is in full swing and I’m enjoying the experience so much. While I absolutely adore a lot of modern fantasy (books like STEEL CROW SAGA and THE TETHERED MAGE make me so excited about the direction of the genre) there’s something very comforting and nostalgic about going back to some classic 80’s epic fantasy that is so unapologetically tropey and steeped in that D&D style swords and sorcery adventure.
That’s it for this week, just a quick update as not much to report. Keep an eye out for the STEEL CROW SAGA review in the next few days and, as always, happy reading everyone 🙂
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