I finally finished an Elise Kova series!! I don’t know what took so long, but I’m happy to say that I loved the Loom Saga and hope the author revisits someday. But the characters, storyline, world, and pacing were wonderful. There may be spoilers in the short reviews down below, but I’ll try to avoid them as much as possible. Check this series out if you like dragons, magic, and/or floating islands.
Since learning I could listen to audiobooks at work, my two favorites, so far, have been Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight and Godsgrave! There was even a scene in Godsgrave that I really wanted to recreate. I let it percolate in my mind for a little bit before sketching it out and stippling the entire thing. Although this piece was on 9×12 paper and relatively small, the tiny dots made my hand cramp up and it took a bit longer to finish. But I can officially say that I have completed it 🙂 I’m so proud of my little picture.
For this installment of Series Sunday, Green Rider by the fabulous Kristen Britain takes center stage. This is the ONLY author that I’ve followed and continue to enjoy the series even with a 3-5 year gap between volumes. Yes, you read that correctly! The fans wait up to 5 years between stories, and it’s due largely to the incredible complexity that is woven into the each book. Also, there is usually no major cliffhanger, just lots of little threads that span the whole series.
I’m going to try out something a little new, a little different. There are so many series that I love to follow, re-read, or want to dive into, so I’ve decided to start highlighting some of those on Sundays with an on-going series of posts about series. 🙂
To start it off, I want to talk about the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, which I only just started reading last year or late the year before, but they are so easy to devour and I’m already caught up to book 9. I still need to read that one, but I’m comfortable enough with the series to share some overall thoughts before I finish it.