One of the reasons I wanted the HoW server to work (WoF especially) is I finished the brilliant trilogy by Tad Williams 'A Memory of Sorrow and Thorn' these holidays and wanted to discuss it. It's been awhile since I've been totally knocked off my feet like that by a book or series of books... last time I was moved so was when I read the Ancient Future by Traci Harding. In fact, these books have taken over the 'favorite' spot that Traci Harding's (also brilliant) books previously held. When I read on the net how Tad Williams said that his last book was a long, hard slog that almost killed him and it ached for him to write every sentence, I was surprised. It certainly doesn't show it the book. To Green Angel Tower is the last book in the trilogy, and by far the best. Williams says he didn't plan the trilogy much at all, but everything seems to be linked, every little clue, sidestory and hint culminating in this last book. The interweaving storyline is just amazing. And the characters... excellent developmental work I say. ESPECIALLY Simon. I'm just... speechless. I can't really say much else intelligible about this Trilogy. JUST GO READ IT!!!
Anyway *ahem* the point of this thread I would think would be to discuss what books you have read recently, over the vacation. I have explained what books I read above, come out with yours! We are all fantasy fans after all.