Moments after finishing: Book, you have swept me off my feet, or perhaps that honor goes to Jamie. Who am I kidding, it's all about Jamie. All day. EvMoments after finishing: Book, you have swept me off my feet, or perhaps that honor goes to Jamie. Who am I kidding, it's all about Jamie. All day. Every day.
Some time later: I have never read a tale so epic and sweeping. A tale that seized my attention something fierce. I laughed; cried; cringed; swooned (a lot); cried some more; nibbled on my fingernails, wrought with anticipation. Life and responsibilities getting in the way, all I could think about was returning to Jamie, my precious Jamie, and Claire. I ignored countless phone calls, TV was merely background noise, with the exception of Outlander TV series.
Diana G's ability to write characters, her ability to highlight not only their strengths but their weaknesses, to put them through the wringer, to make you hate them, then love them against your better judgment, to the point where you find yourself wondering how you'd feel in that particular situation and what you'd do etc etc is bar none. Heartstrings plucked and tugged and snapped, check.
Is Jamie perfect, no, but he's pretty damn close. And I for one can't wait to meet back up with him and Claire in Dragonfly in Amber. Let the carrying away begin.
Oh, and I should state on record that I have always shied away from historical romances, not my cup of tea. So my devotion to the Outlander series is a testament to how said series is more than romance, it encompasses adventure and intrigue and everything in between. And for this reader, that type of book is the pink of perfection, and I couldn't ask for anything more. Moreover, the writing is delicious. ...more
There's something about the Klaatu Diskos series that leaves me breathless. Wrangles my mercurial attention. Makes me go all goosey. Point blank, I caThere's something about the Klaatu Diskos series that leaves me breathless. Wrangles my mercurial attention. Makes me go all goosey. Point blank, I can't get enough of the time-travel-y goodness that is this book. Also, I feel like this series is pure cerebral candy, though, at times, a real mind screw. Anyhow, this space is so not occupied by a review per se, so to remedy that feast your eyes on the following, penned by the lovely Leanna Christie: The Cydonian Pyramid, a review. ...more
Two haunting words: Digital Plague. Mentions how the Bible foreshadowed this catastrophic ruination of humanity. And the same message is woven obscureTwo haunting words: Digital Plague. Mentions how the Bible foreshadowed this catastrophic ruination of humanity. And the same message is woven obscurely throughout this tome. Technology seems to be sucking the life out of people, zombifying them. Turning society into veritable mouse potatoes. And this book touches upon this very subject in a very obscure way. Aside from what I drew from this novel, it centers around the yummy topic of time travel and actually does it justice.
What else can I say about this delicious book? Well, a few other choice words about The Obsidian Blade that pop into my head are: Gripping. Compelling. Hmm, what else? There are diskos, or portals, suspended midair throughout the small town of Hopewell. Each diskos catapults unsuspecting “travelers” to certain times in history. Times of monumental events, i.e., the crucifixion of Christ, 9-11, right before the Twin Towers crumbled to the ground. Let’s see, there are beings named Boggsians. They're a cross between Hasidic Jews and the Amish as far as appearance. Having advanced technology at their disposal, they travel around history, much like the Observers in the brilliantly awesome and highly addictive Fringe. There are the Medicants - an advanced group of humans who can heal/cure practically anything. At a cost. A high price one pays to be healed. Definitely can't wait to learn more about them and their oh so creepy ways.
And there’s a cat that no one seems to know anything about. Yet this friendly feline remains faithfully by the side of one mysterious girl, Lahlia, whose story I’m so very interested in learning about.
So Goodreaders, I highly recommend this novel. Especially if you’re keen on time travel. Only draw back, it’s way too short. Coming in at a mere 308 pages. And the worst part - it’s a trilogy and there’s not any other mention here on Goodreads about book 2 and 3. What’s up with that? So how long must I wait for the sequel? For this book ended on a cliffhanger of all cliffhangers. I need my fix stat!
***update*** This delicious book is the first in a trilogy. And after having gobbled up The Cydonian Pyramid, I need book 3 like yesterday. ...more