The Forgotten Realms stories keep on rolling in

I have just finished the four volumes of Forgotten Realms Classics, they quite the treat, some old school , simple art with some adaptation of how the actions work in the table-top game, they call the name of the spells in runes, and you can see the translation in the footer.

Now I’m moving on to some more recent series, yesterday I read Shadow of the Vampire, that much to my surprise, has integrated some of the horror modules from the seminal campaigns of Ravenloft.

Right now I’m working on the next chapter, The Frost Giant’s Fury, and browsing thru what’s available in my Kindle Unlimited membership, I found two other volumes, they’re not directly follows my current read, that would be Evil at Baldur’s Gate and A Darkened Wish.

But I see no problem in reading first Infernal Tides and At the Spine of the World, and then going back to the previous volumes.

In between these amazing graphic novels, I’ll tackle the fourth book of the cataclysmic event known as The Sundering , with Richard Lee Byers’ The Reaver, we follow Anton Marivaldi’s incursions with some unsavory characters, that could have world-changing consequences.

The main for the weekend is to overtake my worst year of reading, I need only 1,602 in the next 13 day. It has become quite the superstitious tradition that if by the first 50 days of reading, if I haven’t reach said milestone, the itch starts to get a hold off me.

With that in mind, Off to read.

azr

More adventures in the Forgotten Realms

Going thru my digital reading logs, I came to realize, and to be quite serendipitous, that I didn’t finishing reading the line-wide Forgotten Realms event of cataclysmic proportion, in this case, I do mean literally.

I’m talking about the six-part series if The Sundering, following the events after the destruction of the Tablets of Faith, where Chaos ensues, and reality itself becomes unstable.

Each novel is a stand-alone story, but do contain some Easter Eggs making reference to the other stories. This keep roaming in my mind, because it is mentioned quite a lot during the events off my current book, Hero, being Drizzt one of the heroes in those unsettling days.

I will finish reading this book, and I’ll jump into the three volumes left, The Reaver, The Sentinel, and The Herald, just by seeing the authors in charge of each one it’s a guarantee that this will end with a bang.

Off to read.

azr.

Into strange lands

As another adventure starts alongside the heroic Drow Drizzt Do’Urden, with the thirty third book of this amazing saga, Hero, the last book of the Homecoming trilogy, I feel the urge to find some graphic novels to complement the already amazing journey.

Luckily, I found four volumes on my digital library of the classic series of the Forgotten Realms, penned by the legendary Jeff Grub.

Let’s see how the weekend plays out, while a trek alongside this unlikely heroes thru the treacherous lands of the Forgotten Realms, maybe there’s some hoard of gold to be found, or better yet, some pages for my bounty.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-12) Quarantined Days, Update 15

It has been a week since my last update, I promise to write more often, but it was a week to run errands and stockpile our pantry, and it was crazy busy.

So I’ll just jump right into it.

I have 4,101 pages to reach 40,000, and 29 days to do so, that’s 141 pages per day, I like those odds.

This past week I have read some amazing things.

I continued with Brian Wood’s Vertigo comics series Northlanders, and currently reading the fourth volume, The Plague Widow, and still have another 2 volumes left available on my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Also, I finished another story arc of Batman written by the amazing Tom King, The Tyrant Wing,  What is Bane up to?

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But the highlight of the week was the tenth volume of my favorite comic book, Hellboy,  which includes a story with the legendary art of Richard Corben, The Crooked Man, exploring some American folklore for the first time in the series.

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Today I plan to read the seventh volume of the current run of Detective Comics, Batmen Eternal, written by James Tynion IV, which has become really quickly one of my favorite authors writing on the DC universe.

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On the book front, I expect to finish soon with The Adversary, currently on page 436, an start with the next chapter of The Malazan Book of the Fallen, The Bonehunters.

Now concerning my numbers for this year.

I have a total of 35, 339 pages of 41,665 that was my proposed goal for the year, and with 103 days left, I am more that confident that I’ll hit that mark, and according to my projections, and if my current pace holds up, I will finish with around 49,719 pages,  more that 2,000 pages more than my best year.

I also made some progress with my date to reach 1,000,000 pages, right now my projected date is December 15 of 2045, which is 5,307 days more than my original plan, but it came down from 5,321 days that I calculated about ten days ago.

That would mean that I would be 64 years 6 months, and 10 days old when I reach my goal, it stills needs work but I have gained ground steadily over the last few months.

With that in mind, I am off to read, because I am not getting any younger.

azr.

 

(Y-12) Quarantined Days, Update 14

It has been a week since my last update, I am doing quite fine, but you know sometimes life gets in the way, fortunately, this is not the case with my reading.

I still have 5,125 pages to reach 40,000 pages, and 36 days to do so.

In the book front, I decided to scrap the idea to complete the 49 books in my reading list for the year, I prefer to focus on enjoying the book instead of reaching a goal.

Right now I am on page 256 of 507 of The Adversary, and loving the main character Farideh, the Tiefling Warlock.

On the comic book/graphic novel/manga front, I started the Vertigo comics series Northlanders, written by Brian Wood, and centering on life as a Viking near the year 1000 A.D.

I have finished the first volume, and still have 5 more volumes available in my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Also. I started reading the first volume of the classic manga Berserk in all its bloody glory, I don’t read that much Manga, but alongside The Lone Wolf this title is one that has been buzzing around my head for quite a while.

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For now, I am off to read.

azr.

(Y-12) Quarantined Days, Update 13

A solid day of reading, my total was 157 pages, and I am 5,911 away from reaching 40,000 pages, this, with 43 days left to do it.

On the book front, I read 45 pages of the third volume of the Forgotten Realms series The Sundering, written by Erin M. Evans, which is a breath of fresh air to read a fantasy book with a female character as the lead, the menacing Farideh, a Tiefling warlock fighting demonic forces who are eager to take advantage of her powerful heritage.

I’ll try to finish it by the weekend, which I don’t doubt I can achieve.

On the graphic novel/comic books front, I started reading the fourth volume of Scott Snyder’s run on the Justice League, The Sixth Dimension, I must confess that I was reluctant to dive into this series, but as always Mr. Snyder delivers and taking on DC Comics Multiverse is no easy task.

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Also, I have a few comic books of Red Sonja: Unchained series, two issues to be precise, and I plan to knock them out today.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

(Y-12) Quarantined days, Update 12

I have been so focused on finishing the fifth volume of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, that I didn’t remember to update my progress.

I am glad to say that I finished yesterday, and to say that this series has an epic scope is not quite making it justice, the book closes on a cliffhanger, as war unravels, so the schemes of the gods.

 I have approached this series as I did a challenging steep hike thru the mountains, used to practice hiking with plans of doing it again, one ascend at a time, with the top always on sight, and most importantly knowing my limits.

It is because of this that I’ll take a break from the series to catch my breath.

I’ll go to the Forgotten Realms, and read the adventures of Farideh on Erin M. Evans’ The Adversary, the third chapter of the multi-author series The Sundering.

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On my journey to reach 40,000 pages on this year of reading, I am 6,068 pages away and have 44 days to do it.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

 

(Y-12) The Companions

I just finished reading the second book of this year of reading, The Companions by R.A. Salvatore, the first book of The Sundering, a multiple author story set in the magical land of Faerûn.

In this first novel, and to much to my delight, we see some of my favorite fantastic characters, part of the Companions of the Hall, wake up in a magical forest, and become appointed by the goddess Mielikki to come back from their rest, and walk the treacherous paths leading to the white tundra knowed as the Icewind Dale.

This with the purpose of reuniting, after a century of absence, with the legendary drow ranger, Drizzt Do’Urden.

I won’t give more away, but all I can say is that the book made me cry at the end, and Catti-brie kick even more ass.

I recommend you grab all of the Legend of Drizzt saga, one of the best fantasy series ever written.

I am off to read, and try to balance my reading schedule, because I have fallen behind.

azr.

(Y-12) Epic Sagas, or, how I refuse to stop reading fantasy novels

The original plan for this year was to finish the leftover books from last year TBR pile, and then focusing on some new science fiction books

Well scratch than, I am going to continue the epicness for another year.

To start off, I’ll continue with The Companions by R.A. Salvatore, and continue with the other 4 books that comprise The Sundering Saga.

Then jump back into Genabackis, yo start the fifth volume of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, Midnight Tides.

And to top off the year, I’ll go into the fantastical world of Krynn, and the Dragonlance novels.

What a fantastical year I have before me.

Off to read.

azr.

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