After last week I started another book – The Course of Empire by Eric Flint & K. D. Wentworth, which meant I didn't get very far into the story and because I only tend to read on Sundays meant it took me longer to finish it. Eric Flint is one of those authors who seems to write a lot of books with other people: or perhaps I should say other people write books with him? As such, it makes it difficult to know what part of a book's story is down to which writer. This bugs me because I like to get inside the head of an author through their writing.
However, saying that I enjoyed his Boundary series, written with Ryk E. Spoor, and I needed something to dispel the disappointment from giving up on the last week's book.
I really enjoyed The Course of Empire. It wasn't the page turner in the way that say a Jim Butcher novel grabs one, but I found myself drawn to pick up the book over the course of the week and read a few more pages (so much so that I spent time reading it when I should have been working on Ghost Dog). By the end of the novel I wanted to read the sequel, which my partner Susan had gone and ordered, while I was still ensconced in the story of the Jao occupation of Terra. There's also a third volume coming out, stalled for several years by the fact that K. D. Wentworth died, called Span of Empire with a new co-author – David Carrico – coming out in September of this year. It will be interesting to see how the change of co-author affects the telling of the story.
Other than that I've done diddly-squat this week on my own novel. Hopefully next week will be more productive. Catch you all later.