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- Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce – Goodreads – Still reading this one, but I am much farther in! It’s so cute and pretty funny, I really like Max as a main character and the story has a lot more depth to it than I thought it would initially. It’s still light-hearted fun, but it has some great heartfelt moments.
- The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – Goodreads – This is my book club’s pick for Jan/Feb, and I really need to get started on it so I can get the discussion questions ready to go. I’m only a few pages in, but I hope to devote more time to it before the end of the week.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Perhaps not the best game to play while having a very low mental health week, but I’m finding it somewhat helpful in processing some of my own thoughts. It’s an interesting game, with an incredible story so far. Senua is a celt and her village was attacked by the Northmen (Vikings), and it follows her as she fights to recover the soul of her love while also battling her own mental illness. It’s done in a way that is disorienting to the player. She has visions and things in the world shift and change, enemies manifest, and she deals with a stream of voices both helpful and negative. I’m about a little over halfway through it, and so far I think it’s well done.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – This is one of my favorite Fantasy RPG’s, and it’s criminally underrated. So I decided to pop in my old copy and start it up again, just to see how it’s held up. The answer to that is extremely well, better than most games have actually. Fantasy book lovers will recognize the man behind the lore, R.A. Salvatore! It has a ton of details, really great visuals for its time period, excellent controls, and some great world building. If you have a love for RPG’s I definitely recommend it, or even just watching some playthroughs on Youtube if you have nowhere to play it.
I’ll have to have a look at Max and the Midnights. It sounds great. 👍✨
I keep hemming and hawing over reading Sanderson, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I would try a standalone, but I don’t think he has one. I have what I thought was a novella on my Kindle that could be read as a standalone, but someone told me it’s a GN of an offshoot story, and not a good one, so I don’t know. I haven’t looked at it yet. Ha ha. 😛
I have you linked on my post and I’ll get you shared as soon as I post this. Thanks for TMTing. 💜✨
Elantris is Sanderson’s only fantasy standalone I believe. There is a small short story that goes with it, but other than that there isn’t any other book directly tied to it. It is his earliest work though, and while it’s a favorite of mine he has grown a lot since then. His character work has improved a lot, but keeping that in mind I think it’s a decent place to start.
I haven’t read many of his smaller works like Legion, so I’m not sure if those are good or not.
Max and the Midknights looks fun. 🙂
Both games look great, I love the sound of Hellblade (Celts and Vikings? YES) and I love fantasy RPG’s that are done well so Reckoning sounds amazing!