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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Introducing SPFBO II by Mark Lawrence & Various Bloggers (by Mihir Wanchoo)

So it’s that special time of the year, SPFBO II has begun. I’m a little late with this introductory post, but in my defense, I truly get very little time to read with an infant. However I have a plan for this edition. First of all you can read all about SPFBO II over at Mark Lawrence’s blog wherein the second edition was launched.

Now I plan to read atlas 3 chapters from each book. I’ll be doing 6 rounds with 5 books each. I’ll be updating each round after 3-4 weeks. If the book catches my interest after 3 chapters, I'll be reading it entirely. I'll try to say why I thought each book did or didn't work for me. Bear in mind that it's solely my opinion and that doesn't have to match everyone else. I try to be as fair and accommodating as possible.

All 6 books selected after 6 rounds will get mini-reviews (which are decently sized, checkout my previous mini-reviews) either at the end of each round or at the end of all rounds depending upon my time constraints. Lastly after reviewing all six, I’ll be selecting my eventual round 2 choice which will reviewed in the full FBC format and possibly I hope to provide an interview with the author as well.

If I don’t like any book in any batch then I might not select any and might select a title in the end from the other batches. If that should occur, I’ll be stating my reasons as to why that was the case.

And here’s the list of books that have been allotted to me:
 V.M Jaskiernia - Larkspur; a necromancer's romance 
 Scott J. Robinson - The Age of Heroes 
 Thomas K. Carpenter - Revolutionary Magic 
 Kristal Shaff - Powers of the Six 
 K.A Fenwolfe - Tiz Phoenix and the Witch's Tree 
 L.S Johnson - Vacui Magia 
 R.J. Blain - Storm Without End 
 Roger Atreya - Hondus Pointe 
 Rachel E. Rice - Insaitable 
 Loren Bukovka - Nicky and the fairy named Anika 
 Phill Berrie - Transgressions 
 Michael-Scott Earle - The Destroyer 
 Jeff Russell - The Dungeoneers 
 Fiona Skye - Taming Shadows 
 Cameron W. Kobes - Tales of Cynings 
 Jeff Davis - Scalebane 
 P.F Davids - Lesser Evil 
 Jack Conner - War of the Black Tower 
 Becca Mills - Nolander 
 Rosemary Fryth - Arantur 
 Katrina Archer - The Tree of Souls 
 Katlynn Brooke - The Six and the Crystals of Ialana
 Eustacia Tan - The Nutcracker King 
 Teddy Jacobs - Sword Bearer 
 Marilyn Peake - The Fisherman's Son 
 S.K.S Perry - The Moonlight War 
 Emily Martha Sorensen - Fairy Eyeglasses 
 Katie Salidas - Dissension 
 Travis Bughi - Beyond the Plains 
 Allan Batchelder - Steel, Blood, and Fire

Authors, if you wish for more detailed updates, please feel free to reach out to me via email ( or on Twitter or via Facebook. I won’t mind it if you just want to chat and talk to me about your book or series or just want to say howdy.

I’m hoping that I can be more transparent and make it easier for all of you as well. So I look forward to hearing from you. My first batch will be the first five titles of the aforementioned list and I’ll be selecting one title for a mini-review.

NOTE: SPFBO banner courtesy of Matt Howerter.



Sounds like a good plan. Looking forward to it.

Fiona Skye said...

Woo! I see my name on your list. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts and hopefully seeing a review, too.

vmjaskiernia said...

Can't wait to see who you pick! :)

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