Han paused in midstep. "What is this? I suppose you're going to ask my intentions toward your sister."
Luke smiled at Han. "I know what your intentionsHan paused in midstep. "What is this? I suppose you're going to ask my intentions toward your sister."
Luke smiled at Han. "I know what your intentions are, friend. She needs you. Just don't let her down."
Han's crooked smiled shone like an asteroid beacon. "Not on your life."
This book may be one of the best Star Wars books I have ever read. It takes place right after Return of the Jedi and demonstrates Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest of the Alliance dealing with the aftermath of having the Empire torn apart. What really impressed me however was that it also subtly dealt with smaller issues with the characters that I had always wondered about. Namely, the physical damage to Luke from the Emperor's lightning attacks and the anger/shock Leia feels while coping with the fact that Vader was her father. Also, there was brilliant and beautiful dialogue between everyone throughout the book, as well as a few really nice scenes between Han and Leia. Despite my everlasting love for the forbidden romance between Anakin and Padme, the relationship between Han and Leia will always be my favorite Star Wars couple. :) An all around wonderful book!...more
This was my third or fourth time reading this book and I have to say it was absolutely the BEST because I got to experience it alongside my bestest buThis was my third or fourth time reading this book and I have to say it was absolutely the BEST because I got to experience it alongside my bestest buddy, David.
The Eye of the World is the first book in an absolutely monumentally epic fantasy series started by the late Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson. It has it all; action, adventure, danger, romance, magic, complex storylines, and characters you really grow to care for.
Any fans of the fantasy genre need to experience this saga....more
The guard slid the visor of his helmet upward and began to advance, slowly ad carefully, along the corridor. "Who's there, I say?" he barked, steadyinThe guard slid the visor of his helmet upward and began to advance, slowly ad carefully, along the corridor. "Who's there, I say?" he barked, steadying the pike in his hands.
The Doctor stepped out from his hiding place, holding his hands above his head.
The guard was puzzled. "What the devil...?"
The Doctor smiled sheepishly. "No. Not the devil. The Doctor."
In the winter of 1648, there is a huge power struggle between Charles, the King of England, and the Parliament that wants him to be supplanted. When the Doctor, Ben, Polly, and Jamie land smack dab in the middle of all the political turmoil, they are soon swept up in the schemes of various people. Will they ever find their way back together again? And more importantly, can they risk extricating themselves from history without changing it drastically?
I always have such high hopes for books written by Mark Gatiss. He's already contributed so much to the series over the years, and all of the books I have read by him this far have been great. This one is no exception, and I really enjoyed watching the 2nd Doctor interact with his companions in his silly and lovable way. I was not overly familiar with this time period of English history before reading this book, but Mr. Gatiss wrote so fluently and descriptively that I was able to not only follow along easily but I learned a great deal as well! :)...more
She knew him as much as the knowing of her own heart’s secret: she was destined for the forest.
Despite the warning from her father about not enteringShe knew him as much as the knowing of her own heart’s secret: she was destined for the forest.
Despite the warning from her father about not entering the forest that lies near their home, Aislin finds herself compelled to enter once she discovers a message just for her, carved in the bark of her precious willow tree. Soon she meets Kern, the Lord of the Forest, and experiences a love that she could barely even imagine existed. When a greedy landlord threatens to come between them, Aislin finds that must learn who she is before she can ever truly be happy.
I was absolutely blown away by how magnificent this novella was. The writing was so magical and beautiful that I found myself utterly captivated right from the first page. And despite the short length of the story, I could really get a good feel for Aislin's character and learn to just adore her. And the ending was something I did NOT see coming at all, it was brilliantly excecuted and gave me such chills of delight! :D...more
Send not to know for whom the bell tolls- It tolls for thee....
Here's a little well known fact about me; my absolute favorite Doctor/companion relatio
Send not to know for whom the bell tolls- It tolls for thee....
Here's a little well known fact about me; my absolute favorite Doctor/companion relationship from the older Who seasons is the 3rd Doctor and Sarah Jane. So in this story, when the Doctor crash lands in a strange environment, body weak and almost ready to regenerate, that the first words he mummers when he falls out of the Tardis is Sarah Jane's name made me almost pass out with happiness. This story was not only clever and original, it was also intriguing because it chronicles the Doctor's thoughts and feelings at such an emotional and high stress time-right before a regeneration. Despite the pain he is in and the fatigue he is feeling, he STILL winds up helping the townspeople in the village in which he landed. Want a story that really demonstrates the vast depths of the Doctor's compassion, strength of heart(s), and bravery? Look no further than this book. It's absolutely wonderful! ...more
"I'm a visitor, on holiday," the Doctor said. "I come in peace, hope not to leave in pieces. They call me the Doctor. Whoever they are. But they do,
"I'm a visitor, on holiday," the Doctor said. "I come in peace, hope not to leave in pieces. They call me the Doctor. Whoever they are. But they do, and so can you, if you wish."
This was really just a fantastic 10th Doctor story. But really, should I have expected anything less from the lovely and talented Cecelia Ahern? ;) I wish it had been longer, because this could have been developed even further I think. But in any case, this was a great book, full of fun and adventure. I enjoyed it a lot!...more