Friday, August 18, 2017

Kingkiller Chronicle Photo a Day Challenge

In case you haven't heard about it, Patrick Rothfuss and Echo Chernik are currently doing a Kickstarter for a Name of the Wind Art Deck, and some Name of the Wind prints.

Since many of the stretch goals can be unlocked by sharing fun images on social media, we've decided to host a photo a day challenge. To unlock the stretch goals, they must include a piece of card art (which you can either print out, or pull up on your phone or some sort of device) all of which can be found here. You also need to tag the photo with #NOTWArtDeck and include a link to the Kickstarter

You can join in at any time during the Kickstarter, and you can see all of the daily themes here:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

The Farseer trilogy has been recommended to me time and time again, so I figured that now was as good a time as any to pick it up. When I pick up a new high fantasy series, I expect it to start slowly. There's generally a lot of worldbuilding, particularly in the first 100 pages. Despite that expectation, I was often annoyed at the pace (or lack thereof) of the book. I enjoyed some of the characters, and what little we learn about the types of magic that exist in this world were interesting to me, but even by the end I found it difficult to fully immerse myself in the story, which is unusual for me. I'm going to give the second one a try soon, hoping that I'll enjoy it more than the first.