Pluralistic: Steven Brust's "Lyorn" (09 Apr 2024)

Today’s links Steven Brust’s “Lyorn”: A master at the peak of his abilities, having the time of his life. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023 Upcoming appearances: Where to find me. Recent appearances: Where I’ve been. Latest books: You keep readin’ em, I’ll keep writin’ ’em. Upcoming books: Like I said, I’ll keep writin’ ’em. Colophon: All the rest. Steven Brust’s “Lyorn” (permalink) Today marks the publication of Lyorn, the seventeenth book in Steven Brust’s long-running Vlad Taltos series. While this is definitely not where you should start reading this series, I hope I can convince you that this book is so delicious that you should go read the other sixteen books right now: I have been reading these books since I was 12. I’ve literally grown up with them. Brust has said all along that there will be nineteen Vlad novels. Once again, Lyorn is number seventeen. It is no hyperbole to say that i) I have been waiting for this moment all my life and ii) it is nearly upon us. The Vlad books are set on Dragaera, a fantasy world dominated by a race of long-lived elven-types called Dragaerans; wedged into the corners of Dragaeran society are humans (“Easterners”) who speak a kind of pidgin Hungarian, practice Hungarian witchcraft, and cook delicious Hungarian food (the meals in the Vlad books are the best part, except for all the other best parts, which are even better). We…Pluralistic: Steven Brust's "Lyorn" (09 Apr 2024)

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