Armor

Fun Friday: Books I’ve Enjoyed

Well, last Friday was a lot of fun sharing several Pinterest posts. Today, I share a couple of books I’ve enjoyed in the past.

First up is Armor by John Steakley. This is a military SciFi with a few twists that I’ve enjoyed several times over the years. As you can guess from the title, there are a number of battle scenes all surrounding hi-tech military armor. I won’t reveal the story but it’s got an ending that enjoyed. The cover is a newer version and I think I like the original – I’ll see if I can find it or take a picture of it.

Next up is one that I read over twenty years ago: Mythago Wood. This a Celtic fantasy from the 90s when these were popular. This one is still highly regarded on all-time lists. Author Robert Holdstock passed away some years ago but he did leave us with several books in the series which I’ve got to find time to actually read some time.

I hope you find these book shares interesting, maybe for starting over the weekend for some added fun. I might just join you if you do. Thanks for stopping by today.

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Book Reviews from My Goodreads Shelf: Old Favorites

Here are reviews of some old favorites I’ve read repeatedly over the years.

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ArmorArmor by John Steakley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Armor is a well-written space opera by John Steakley and one that I’ve read numerous times over the years. It’s a well-plotted book following the grinding war experiences of main character, Felix, who serves the military as a scout on a distant planet. It’s an often gut-wrenching tale that engrosses the reader. This is a can’t miss read for science fiction readers.

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Sword in the Storm (The Rigante, #1)Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sword in the Storm follows the exploits of the young warrior, Connavar of the Rigante people. Vowing to defend his people from an implacable foe that will threaten them in the years to come, Connavar sets out on a journey to learn how he can accomplish his task. The Rigante is perhaps the best series David Gemmell wrote and this first book is hard-hitting fantasy mixed with magic, mythology and adventure. Join Connavar on his epic adventure and you’ll enjoy the journey.

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The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first book of the Wheel of Time, written by Robert Jordan, draws the reader into a broken world full of magic, mystery, adventure and mythology. It’s a complex tale carrying Rand and his friends away from their seemingly peaceful home on journey of secrets as well as adventure. I enjoyed this book cover to cover and have read it several times. The fantasy world construction is complex as is the plot and characterization. If you’ve never read the Wheel of Time series you’ve missed out on a magnificent tale – and this is a rousing start.

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Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3)Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Orson Scott Card wove a complex tale where Ender must discover secrets of a dead scientist to correctly eulogize him. An unusual approach to a story, Card wrote an amazing book that truly engrosses and surprises the reader with an astounding end. Tightly written, with solid characterization, readers won’t be disappointed with this continuation of Ender’s dramatic journey. If you’ve never read it, pick up a copy and enjoy a fascinating read.
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