Category: Yarn Along
Published: Wednesday, 09 July 2014 21:57
Written by Angela Pallatto Hockabout
It's Yarn Along again. Time to see what knitters are knitting and reading all around the interwebs. It's a great way to find new knitting blogs and get people to find yours too! We've been doing this a while and you can see our progress on our knitting for almost the past year!
Alright, back to the old sharing what I'm knitting and reading right now. I'm on another high fantasy kick, what with the long wait ahead for George RR Martin to finish the next installment of Game of Thrones I have to distract myself with something and I think we've hit pay dirt with Brandon Sanderson. My husband is also a fan of high fantasy novels (oh the paperbacks in storage -oh my) and had purchased the first books in two of Mr. Sanderson's series -the Mistborn Trilogy and the Stormlight Archive.
The cover from The Mistborn sat tempting me on the top of the bookcase next to my side of the bed, catching my eye each time I headed to sleep to the point where I couldn't resist reading it. How could I not start reading this book? There was a strong heroine on the cover who wasn't overly sexualized to get young men to purchase the book! In fact there's not a whole lot of sexuality in the book itself, which is kind of refreshing for the high fantasy genre. That isn't to say that there isn't a fair amount of romance, or that a chaste-ish kiss wouldn't be in order but I was completely charmed by the entire story arc, even if there was some awkwardness with some of the exposition early in the book. This bad exposition fu did derail my reading for a time, but I liked the characters so much that I became determined to continue reading and that determination paid off. The last paragraph of the book was one of the most satisfying I've ever read in any book.
I kinda overdid it with the Mistborn book to the point where I'm not quite ready to read the second one in the series (especially since I don't own it yet), but the Way of Kings is already in the house (as it were) and I'm looking forward to pouring myself into that hunk of a novel soon, but there's knitting to be done. Summer is well underway and aside from the myriad unfinished projects hiding around I do want to finish my summer pullover to wear while it's still warmish, or in time for the Bay Area's version of summer, also known as October.
What's your favorite high fantasy series to read?