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A Quick Arrival: Malazan, Black Company & Omega Squad

May 21, 2009

OmegaSquad

Well that was a nice surprise.  I arrived home last night, welcomed not only by a couple of Corgi’s happy out of their mind  (which is always nice) but also by 3 large packages from amazon.  I had expected them to arrive fairly soon, but not nearly as quick and not all at one time.  Thought y’all might be interested in the contents as it relates to the blog:

GardensoftheMoonreissueChronicles of the Black Company (Glen Cook)

The Books of the South: Tales of the Black Company (Glen Cook)

Ender’s Quartet (Orson Scott Card)

Gardens of the Moon, Malazan Book of the Fallen re-issue (Steven Erikson)

No Prisoners, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Karen Traviss)

Order 66, Star Wars: Republic Commando (Karen Traviss)

I’m really excited about reading each and every one of these, I’ve probably had Erkison’s Malazan series recommended more than any other this side of GRRM in recent memory and I love Traviss’ Republic Commando series and can’t wait to see what’s in store for Omega Squad as we near “Order 66.”  The depth she’s added to the clones themsevles is nothing short of amazing and I’m hoping we continue to see that level of care in how she approaches the infamous order that tragically wiped out (most of) the Jedi.  And as for Cook’s Black Company, I’m looking forward to some honest hand’s on fighting in the trenches and to seeing what surprises lay in store.

devil_summoner_2On an unrelated note, I also received the pre-order edition of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha versus King Abaddon (PS2), complete with Raiho (Jack Frost) plush, which I’m half tempted to keep sealed given the penchant Atlus titles (particular the SMT brand) have for shooting upwards in value due to the limited print runs.  Fortunately, the need to play it is much, much greater than any desire to sell it being that we are talking about a Shin Megami game.

Look for more discussion on the books themselves in future posts.

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