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Ah, a Holiday of Family, Books and the Pacific Northwest

May 21, 2011  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random, The Craft   1 Comment

A few days off for moi, so naturally, I’ve jumped into my ever-growing pile of books while enjoying the company of my wonderful family.

The hidden gem so far has been Initiate from The Unfinished Song series by Tara Maya.

What I was expecting: girly fluffy stuff beneath the girly cover.

What I got: epic fantasy with a distinctive and mesmerizing voice and rich world-building.

I feel the need to review this book. More later.

I’ve also  come across the rare book that I had to put down. It had several instances of bad guy play. “He clicked a bullet into the chamber.” Really? Clicked a bullet?


There’s just no excuse for this folks, none. Even if you don’t live in the US, there are many US writers that can help you with proper firearm portrayal. I could not move past it.

But, Ms. Maya made me forget about that nasty book, she did.

All I need now is some space opera and my reading weekend will be complete.

Comments on “Ah, a Holiday of Family, Books and the Pacific Northwest

  1. Tara Maya May 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for the review! Your line about the “girly fro fro” cover made me laugh, in a “it’s funny ’cause it’s true!” way. Recently my brother made me change my blog from bright purple to purple and gray because he said, “No male will be able to look at that for more than thirty seconds without bleeding eyes.” I don’t know if he’s right, but I changed it anyway. 🙂

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