frith_in_thorns: (Apt Seda)
Currently I'm still engaged in my reread of Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt series, which I'm pretty sure anyone who's asked me for a book rec in the last year and a half is pretty sick of hearing about. (This is mostly my fault. I take pride in my reputation of being very good at matching people to books they then love, but I'm not great at summarising/describing books -- since I do actually have this reputation, my friends tend to mostly take me on trust and look up the title, rather than emotionally reacting to, It's a ten-book epic fantasy series about BUG PEOPLE, guys, it's SO GOOD!)

(It is SO GOOD.)

Anyway, I started this re-read halfway through December and I'm now 68% of the way through book 9, War Master's Gate since I intercut with other books. I did say to myself going in that I would just skip the chapters I wasn't that interested in experiencing all over again (there is a large cast of protags and I definitely have my favourites), but actually I've been surprised by how little I felt like skipping. It turned out to be the scorpion chapters in book 5 and the Lazlo chapters in books 6 and 8. (Sorry, Lazlo, I didn't realise how much I Don't Care.)

It's really funny how much less stressful these books are on a re-read! They were super stressful to read unspoiled, let me tell you.

Also, book 5 was still my favourite. And Cheerwell Maker is still my favourite character. I think she's on my list of "3 characters you overidentify with" now.
frith_in_thorns: Hardcover books standing upright (.Books)
Why you should all be reading Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt series

This 10-book epic fantasy series kind of ate my life this summer. And then I surfaced to find that most of my friends have never heard of it, so I feel the need to correct that.

This post is as vague-squee as possible - if other people have read this series and want to talk about spoiler things (yes please! please talk to me!) I'd be really happy to put another post up.

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CONCLUSION: YOU SHOULD READ THESE BOOKS. AND THEN SQUEE WITH ME!

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