Book Collecting: Update #4: #BookOutletBlackFriday



So I wanted to buy a lot, and I mean a lot more books than I actually a did. The deals were unreal!!!! However, I was able to control myself – kind of – and get a “reasonable” amount of books. Although in my excitement, I did goof up a little with one thing. Here is what I picked up though!


The first books that I wanted to pick up was The Eternal Sky Trilogy by Elizabeth Bear. Ever since the finally book came out earlier this year I have heard nothing but good reviews on it, and it making most people’s best books of 2014 list a well. I mean, A Ghangis Kahn type of fantasy sounds pretty cool to me. Plus, I expect the last book – or maybe even the whole trilogy? – to be on next year’s Hugo ballot. While I am not a voter, yet, I would like to read as many of the nominees as possible.


Another series that has been high on TBR list is The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham. Instead of having to buy all four separate novels, I lucked out and was able to purchase just two book which contained volumes 1&2 and 3&4. This is where I did goof up though. While they were selling all four novels separately, I thought they only had the one duology. So I thought I was ordering 3 books; vol. 1&2, book 3, and book 4. Turns out though, that instead of clicking book 4, I clicked on on the second duology! Guess it was a good mistake. I get return book 3 and get some money back!


The final series I picked up was the Spartacus Series by Ben Kane. I was a classic major and absolutely love Greek and Roman history. I never read any of Ben Kane’s work before I was very familiar with his name and his work, and I knew he was a big name in historical fiction. While there were other series that they had; 1) This was only two book and there were a couple stand-alones I wanted to pick up and 2) instead of just getting purely fantasy, thought I would mix it up a little bit.


The first stand-alone I got was The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker. I have heard K.J. has great prose, and she(?) The Engineer Trilogy which has been on my radar for quiet sometime. They did not have that series completed in stock, but I did just read about a great article of standalone from, and this was one of the books mentioned.


The final book I grabbed was A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias. This was a complete impulse buy. Because of the way the deal was working, I essentially could get one more book for free with my order. Not wanting to spend anymore money, this immediately ruled out anymore series I had been wanting.  As I was scanning through the list of books this one caught my eye. I remember reading reviews about when it came out, and then some podcast – either sfsignal or sciffyandfanty – someone on there was saying it was one of the best books they had read this year. Since there was nothing else that sticking out to me that I needed to have, figured I would give this one a shot.

Did anyone of you participate in Bookoutet Black Friday sale? If so how many and what books did you get?



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