My reading time has been greatly reduced these past few months. With already being a slow reader, I'm only half way through The Drowning God. I'm finding it fascinating that the story appears rather ordinary on the surface, yet there is an other-worldy element to the goings on that I haven't figured out yet. Well done, anothersatellite.
I'm nearly finished with The Drowning God, but wanted to ask a question instead.
Is there a book or books that you have read more than once?
One of my favorite authors is Daniel Silva and I've read all of his Gabriel Allon novels at least twice.
A trilogy by the name of Bell, Book and Murder (contemporary Wiccan murder mysteries) is a fun, easy read when I'm at a loss of what to read next. I've probably read the series a dozen times over the years.
What's your go-to book or who is your go-to author?
Although it's taken me far too long, I have finished The Drowning God. Well, anothersatellite, I certainly didn't see that bit at the end coming. Very impressive and rather creepy, as it should be. Well done! A sequel makes sense and I look forward to it. Do you have plans for the central characters beyond a second novel?
After my last post, I did a little web surfing and found out that the author of the Wiccan murder mystery series had published a small anthology of short stories revolving around the series protagonist. Yey! It's always fun to revisit a favorite character/story and have interesting background material made available. So for a short while I'm happily ensconced in Failure of Moonlight by Rosemary Edghill.
Post by anothersatellite on Nov 12, 2015 16:01:28 GMT
Originally planned as a series of five books, but my agent wants me to stop at two due to publisher shenanigans. I will probably make it a trilogy anyway; the third one is basically written in my head...
My first two novels of the year are Tolstoy's War and Peace and Kendley's The Drowning God. I haven't yet finished W&P but TDG is the smoother read, with a 20th century Japanese detective more relatable than Czarist Russian aristocrats.
Overall, I enjoyed TDG, but I was unclear about the closing chapter. I guess its real meaning is that I need to read the sequel. I will say that TDG is the best paranormal thriller I've read.
Post by anothersatellite on Feb 5, 2016 18:56:28 GMT
Thanks, Brian! I loved War and Peace, read it while traveling in SE Asia and Nepal. I thought the long discourse on history must have been stunningly abrupt at the time, but I've never really studied Russian lit, and I don't know how that plays in comparison to other works.
As for TDG, the last chapter isn't indicative of anything to come, and it wasn't meant to be cryptic. Just a chiller/downbeat to remind us that the Counselor is still out there, and everything he touches is tainted.
Sequel comes in May, and if I finish it with HarperCollins, you will see what the Counselor is actually made of. So to speak.
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