Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Books Read 2012-04 and before

I'm not sure when I finished most of these books, but I'd have read them sometime in 2011 or in 2012 before May.

  • The The Heirs of Alexandria.

    A very good alternate history fantasy series.

    • The Shadow of the Lion, by Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer; copyright 2002.

    • This Rough Magic, by Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer; copyright 2003.

    • A Mankind Witch, by Dave Freer; copyright 2005.

    • Much Fall of Blood, by Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer; copyright 2010.

  • The October Day, by Seanan McGuire.

    • Rosemary and Rue

    • A Local Habitation, finished 2012-01-15.

    • An Artificial Night

    • Late Eclipses

    • One Salt Sea

    The next book in the series, Ashes of Honor, is due out in September 2012.

  • Discount Armageddon, by Seanan McGuire.

    The first in the InCryptid series.

  • In the Allie Beckstrom series, by Devon Monk:

    • Magic on the Hunt

    • Magic on the Line, finished 2012-03-28.

  • In the Kate Daniels series, by Ilona Andrews:

    • Magic Bites

    • Magic Burns

    • Magic Strikes

    • Magic Bleeds, copyright 2010.

    • Magic Slays, copyright 2011.

  • In the Edge series, by Ilona Andrews:

    • On the Edge

    • Bayou Moon

    • Fate's Edge

  • In the In the Time of the Sixth Sun series, by Thomas Harlan:

    • Land of the Dead, third in the series.

    I've read one of the other two books in series but don't know if it was the first, Wasteland of Flint, or the second, House of Reeds.

  • The Dragon Lord, by David Drake. One take on the Aurthurian legends.

      1. Stirling's retro-pulp series, read sometime in 2012:

    • The Sky People

    • In the Courts of the Crimson Kings

  • In Glen Cook's The Instrumentalities of the Night series:

    • Surrender to the Will of the Night, book three.

  • In the Sookie Stackhouse series, by Charlaine Harris:

    • Dead as a Doornail, copyright 2005.

  • Angel Town, by Lilith Saintcrow, copyright 2011. The sixth Jill Kismet novel.

  • In the Dante Valentine series, by Lilith Saintcrow:

    The whole series.

    • Working for the Devil, finished 2011-7-04.

    • Dead Man Rising

    • The Devil's Right Hand

    • Saint City Sinners

    • To Hell and Back

  • Heart's Blood, by Juliet Marillier.

  • In the Blood Singer series, by Cat Adams:

    • Siren Song

    • Demon Song

  • In the Tara Sheridan series, by Alayna Williams:

    • Dark Oracle, finished 2011-08-12.

    • Rogue Oracle, finished 2011-08-19.

  • The Last Wish, by Andrezej Sapkowski. The first Witcher novel.

  • In the Annabelle Lee series, by Stacey Jay:

    • Dead on the Delta, finished 2011-07-15.

  • House of Many Ways, by Diana Wynne Jones. This is the sequel to Howl's Moving Castle. There is another book set in a different part of the that world, too.

  • In The Necromancer Chronicles, by Amanda Downum:

    • The Drowning City, the first book in the series.

    • The Kingdoms of Dust, the third book in the series.

  • In the Void City series, by J. F. Lewis:

    • Burned, the fourth book in the series.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, which a friend bought for me when I was in the hospital and had run out of books to read.

  • In the Kencyrath series, by P. C. Hodgell:

    • Honor's Paradox, book six in the series.

  • In the Kara Gillian series, by Diana Rowland:

    • Sins of the Demon

  • Nameless Magery, by Delia Marshall Turner

  • Of Swords and Spells, by Delia Marshall Turner

    These two books are connected, though they mostly have different characters, and I've seen online a book that collects them, The Ways Of Magic.

  • Raven Cursed, by Faith Hunter, the fourth book in the Jane Yellowrock series.

    There is an eBook, Cat Tales, Four Stories from the World of Jane Yellowrock, that I haven't seen.

  • In the Cassie Palmer series, by Karen Chance:

    • Hunt the Moon, finished 2011-10-30. #5.

  • In the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs:

    • “Alpha and Omega”. This is the story that begins the series, collected in On the Prowl.

    • Cry Wolf. This is the first book in the series.

  • On the Prowl, a collection of four stories by Patricia Briggs, Eileen Wilks, Karen Chance, and Sunny.

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