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    Franks 2021 reading challenge

    Books 1, 2, 3

    The Shadow Campaigns, by Django Wexler.

    This is a five book series and I read 1 and 2 last year and 3 4 and 5 this year, I bought 2 and 3 from a charity shop and read the first couple of chapters of 2 before ordering the first one out in case they were not as good as they looked. I did not need to worry, I really enjoyed them.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/991...adow-campaigns

    Set in what seems to be about Napoleonic war era these are good military fiction with an indercurrent of magic.
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    Book 4.

    Seems a bit of a cheat, but, it arrived late ( have to have a word with Santa about this ) and I did not start it till this year. Also it does not feel like a regular"reading" book, but I am counting it.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55065692-necromunda

    Hopefully I will be able to use this in our club campaign that has been postponed since about April last year
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

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    Book 5.

    Girl on Fire, by Tony Parsons.

    Another good book in a great series, this one shows that terrorism is not as black and white as it is often portrayed.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/123035-max-wolfe
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

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    Book 6.

    Best Served Cold, by Joe Abercrombie.

    This is the first book I have read by Abercrombie and I loved it. The 4th book in a loose series, which did not matter as the first 3 are a stand alone trilogy, this is not a barbarian hero taking on the world type book, rather a bitter twisted revenge novel with no really good characters, the best you get are anti heroes.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/150214-first-law-world
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

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    Book 7.

    A Gift For Dying, by M J Arlidge.

    This is the first stand alone book I have read by Arlidge, and while it was not as good as his series, is a pretty good read.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...gift-for-dying
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    Book 8.

    Dark Game, by Rachel Lynch.

    This is the first of Lynch`s books that I have read, and, while it is not one of the best books I have read it is a good solid read and I will be happy to read any others I find.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/224100-di-kelly-porter
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

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    Interesting collection of reads! Thanks for sharing... one of the best part of these logs is seeing books I’d otherwise have missed.
    "Life begins at the end of your comfort zoneĒ

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    It is always good to see what other people are reading. I would never have found The Destroyermen series if not for you as it is not generally available over here. In fact I must check out prices again as I have found a few here second hand but otherwise it is ordering them from the US with the attandant P&P.

    Book 9.
    Lionheart, by Ben Kane.

    A bit of a change for Kane whose every other series has been Rome based. This is a great mix of action and the political intrigues of 4 very different brothers during the last few years of their fathers reign. I am definitely going to be keeping an eye out for the next one, luckily most of our supermarkets do a nea batch of best selling writers every month for about 1/2 price and Kane is quite often featured.

    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/sh...5402-lionheart
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    The Destroyermen was an amazing series... you really got invested in the cast of characters!
    "Life begins at the end of your comfort zoneĒ

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    I have just picked up 12, 13, 14 and am part way through 12, and it is a knightmare !!!

    I should never have left it as long between books as I did, I think to start with I spent 1/2 the time searching the " cast of characters" secion at the end. It is bad enough all the human names that have been introduced but the Lemurian ones !?!?

    Great book though as usuall.
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

    Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor

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