First haul of the new year

It’s been a while since I got myself some new books and in my first haul I managed to update my Wanted Books list, as I found Honor’s Paradox (2011) by P.C. Hodgell in the store, the sixth and latest novel of her epic fantasy Kencyrath novels. Helped by them being on discount I also picked up two novels of two other series. The first are books 1 and 3 of the Honor Harrington military science fiction series by David Weber, named On Basilisk Station (1993) and The Short Victorious War (1994) respectively. A friend of mine had tipped them to me long ago and although I had gotten digital versions I disliked reading from the screen so much that I never started on them. Now that I found a novel in the store and on discount I had to give it a try now. As there was another novel of the series on discount I decided to get it as well, as I don’t go shopping that often and it could be sold before I get there again. The same reasoning I applied to books 2 and 3 of the Necromancer Chronicles, a fantasy series by Amanda Down, named The Bone Palace (2010) and The Kingdoms Of Dust (2011). I had read and excerpt of book 1 (promotion excerpts for other books in pocket editions are quite common these days, I do say it has its uses, but it rarely helps), and had thought it decent enough. Finding a discount then helps crossing the threshold for trying them. The downside is that I don’t have the first novel. I am somewhat inclined to wait and see if I can get the first book cheaply before starting on the series. My experiences from the past few years have been mixed when not starting as series with the first novel. At least I have 2 novels I do can start on while I’m currently also reading others. It’s better to have something you’re reading than not getting to decide on what to read next.

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