Fangirl Friday

Lyorn by Steven Brust

So far there are 17 books in the Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust, and Lyorn is number 17. I have read them all and I’d have to say Lyorn is in my top 3 favorites. You know that feeling when you finish a book and you think, “How can I ever read again?” because what else could measure up? That’s what I felt yesterday after I read the last page. THAT good.

What made this one a stand out? Well for one thing it combines a historical timeline, an action packed present day timeline, and a MUSICAL. The filking of classic musical songs to fit the fantasy world was hysterical, and the musings on the place of theater in society were spot on. I performed some musicals in college and the camaraderie and thousands of moving pieces that are crucial to pulling off a show rang completely true. In classic Brust fashion this was reflected in Vlad’s insanely complicated plot to live to fight another book.

Speaking of another book, I can’t wait for the next one!

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