Oh, my…I guess this proves my theory: Thinking about posting in my blog will not automatically transfer said thoughts into type-written words.
And I have/had so much to say.
I highly recommend the newest Jim Butcher novel, Changes. Excellent as always.
And Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs, ditto.
These series follow the lives of Harry Dresden, wizard PI and Mercy Thompson, a sometimes mechanic and all-the-time shape shifter. Both of these series have remained true to their beginnings and, unlike some fantasy, do not bog down under subplots that become cumbersome and confusing.
An example of the last is the Wheel of Time series by the late Robert Jordan. What started so promising and fresh became laden with who-cares stuff about minor characters. The descriptions, while colorful, are the sticky-clay that causes my wheels to spin and my fingers to flip to the last page of the books.
The best series leave me in mourning when I turn the last page, wishing for more.
Wheel of Time novels make me wish they would end.