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jrmcowboy

Prince Nuada petition and book recs wanted

Posted on 2009.03.05 at 16:18

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erfan_starled
erfan_starled at 2009-03-05 23:59 (UTC) (Link)
Brotherhood of the Wolf, by hear-say only.

Josh Lanyon? The four are a progressive build. Each book charts another phase of his (Adrien's) relationships. If you can only buy one, buy the first one, Fatal Shadows.

Read them all; I have kept going back to them and when the last one came out sat back and even looked at how he did what he did.

His character, Adrien, leaps from the page with humour, strength, warmth, wisdom, common sense, and feeling, and the protagonist, seen through Adrien's eyes is so well visualized - and to me attractive - that although the plots are good, the progress of the relationship is just not to be missed.

Edited at 2009-03-06 12:08 am (UTC)
Moreth
morethmusing at 2009-03-06 00:25 (UTC) (Link)
Well - I must buy J.L.'s books after all the recs from you guys :D

If you want something totally off-the-wall try either Joe Abercrombie's The Blade Itself or any Richard Morgan (S.F. author - don't let that put you off). Warning for black humour... but well worth the read :D

"Say one thing for Logan Nine-fingers. Say he doesn't make me bored..." :P

Edited at 2009-03-06 12:26 am (UTC)
erfan_starled
erfan_starled at 2009-03-06 00:37 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the suggestions - especially with dark humour.

I've seen Josh mentioned on lj and derived great pleasure in meeting people who were willing to give them a go and then talk about them :)

My reading of them pre-dates my slash reading and writing days and I am very fond of them. They are true mystery stories, and the opposite of long-winded never-ending fantasy series so beloved of publishers in recent years, which I think have done the art of story-telling no favours whatever :|

Edited at 2009-03-06 12:44 am (UTC)
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2009-03-06 02:52 (UTC) (Link)
Hi Moreth - Richard Morgan you say? I adore sci fi, so no it doesn't put him off -- well depending.
elfscribe5
elfscribe5 at 2009-03-06 02:44 (UTC) (Link)
Hi Erfan,
Thanks for all the recs. I've heard so many good things about Josh's books - he's on my f-list list, btw. So, I thought I'd better read some of them. Ennorwen sent me his book on advice for m/m writing which I thought very good, written in a light, humorous style.
As far as Brotherhood of the Wolf - what's that one about? I just read one called A Companion to Wolves by Sarah Monette and some other gal and it had good points, but overall not impressed.
erfan_starled
erfan_starled at 2009-03-06 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
Brotherhood of the Wolf I may be simply mixing up Companion to Wolves and a rather good, gothic type film. Sorry. anyway it was only hear-say, sounding potentially good. The others I have read.
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