Sunday, August 25, 2013

Duck Commander by Willie Robertson

The first parts are funny and the last section has some good advice.  Willie and Corrie gave did some things right and other not so well but are willing to admit to mistakes.

Probably better if you like the show but anyone can gain from it.

Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey

Read this before and the first story is still not that good, the rest are okay. The last one is good, dressage as magic I can relate to well.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey

Fairy tales are actually much darker than what is presented by Disney and The Black Swan fills the criteria without being depressingly dark.

A group of women that have betrayed a trust or love are captured by a sorcerer to live as swans by day and women by moonlight.  The daughter of the sorcerer is their keeper while the magician searches the countryside for more unfaithful females. 

When given the chance to win her freedom the swan queen opens the eyes of the daughter, the question is will the new viewpoint be enough to save them all from becoming permanent birds.

Very good novel, follows the "rules" of magic and is not sugar coated.