20. December 2012 12:44 by Rick Glos
I’m finding this series, Lost Regiment Series by William R. Forstchen, to be particularly good. I thought he first one was so good, it needs to be a movie. Careful researching this though because if you read the plot, it’ll destroy some of the novelty and the first book has some great plots.
Apparently there are 9 books in the series and at this point I’ve made it through 5.
Here’s what I’ve read so far:
- Rally Cry (1990)
- Union Forever (1991)
- Terrible Swift Sword (1992)
- Fateful Lightning (1992)
- Battle Hymn (1997)
And here’s what’s next:
- Never Sound Retreat (1998)
- A Band of Brothers (1999)
- Men of War (1999)
- Down to the Sea (2000)
They are hard to find though. I’ve been buying them used through Powell’s Books here in Portland.
11. August 2012 11:14 by Rick Glos
Finished the book A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 . It was an interesting read about a part of the war I didn’t know much about. Inspiring how a force so small could do so much damage to a force so large and how much a part politics plays in decision making. It was sometimes dry and I would’ve liked more personal stories and more maps defining the locations described to give better context.
1. December 2011 08:28 by Rick Glos
28. September 2011 13:05 by Rick Glos
Sci-fi with a pretty cool storyline. Part 1 of a series called the Posleen War Series; at least 9 that I know of. I’m now on the 2nd one.
25. August 2011 05:55 by Rick Glos
Not sure why I read The Book of Jhereg. About 2/3 into it I was thinking, “man, this isn’t that great” but I finished it this morning anyway.
It’s a collection of 3 books and part of a larger collection of I’m not sure how many – who cares.
If you dig books about assassins mixed with a fantasy world and some magic then go for it. I’m not going to read anymore of the series myself at this point.
29. July 2010 15:52 by Rick Glos
Just finished the 6th and final book in the Codex Alera series written by Jim Butcher. My old man recommended them to me and they were fantastic. My personal favorite was book 3. If you are a fan of fantasy novels, war movies and especially of ancient roman history, then you’ll love these.
I really enjoyed the strategy and tactics and life of being in a Legion. The magic is not too over the top. It would be cool if they made these into a series of movies.
The Codex Alera Series on Amazon.
Codex Alera on Wikipedia.