I’ve been reading for some reviews that won’t go up for a couple of weeks plus trying to finish George MacDonald’s Lilith, which is my next Ballantine Adult Fantasy post for Black Gate, I’ve not put much up.
Part of the problem is I’ve gotten into the habit of reading more than one book at a time, something I’ve only been doing over the last 6 months. I’m not sure how I got into the habit, but it’s got to stop. It feels like it takes forever to finish anything.
What’s this got to do with the Gemmell Awards? Well the nominated I title I requested for review arrived today. That would be The Path of Anger by Antoine Rouaud. I’m really looking forward to reading it.
I’ve just started Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards. It’s a bronze age murder mystery. I may put it aside for a day or so to focus on the Gemmell Awards.
I’ve got several titles that are on this year’s ballot sitting on the shelf. These include The Grim Company (Luke Scull), Herald of the Storm (Richard Ford), Black Sun Light My Way (Jo Spurrier, whose debut novel Winter Be my Shield was one of my favorite reads last year), and The Republic of Thieves (Scott Lynch). Plus another of my favorites, Promise of Blood (Brian McClellan) was reviewed here recently.
The ballot closes on April 13, so I’m not sure how many of these I’ll be able to finish. I should be able to finish The Path of Anger at the very least and will try to finish Black Sun Light My Way. I’ll put a post a brief review at the Gemmell Awards and a more in depth review here. And while I won’t finish all of them in time to post a review on the Gemmell Awards site, I’ll review all the ones listed above sometime in the next few months.