The Luck is in the Stables


Shelf 2 – Row 8 – Book 30

So, the first spin on the (non-existent) wheel begins! This week, I happened to select the Fantasy genre. After a quick drive up to my local Half-Price Books, I divided up the shelves of the Fantasy/Sci-Fi section and plugged the numbers into my random generator!

That led me to grabbing this week’s fantasy read, The Mountain’s Call by Caitlin Brennan.


My initial thoughts upon grabbing the book had me fighting off a childish smirk. The cover artwork seemed as if this book would be better suited for young girls in love with horses and romance. The cryptic sign at the center of the field assured me this book would have a great share of fantasy, pulling my mind away from any immature bias. The back of the book promises a story full of mystery, predetermination, empires, and secrecy. Alright, might be my kind of fantasy story after all.

The pages were crisp, although a bit yellowed. Like I know everyone does, I put my nose to the book and gave it a whiff. Nice quality on the smell spectrum, I do say. Reminded me of something I could grab off the shelf at my old grandma’s house – gently used but quite furnished.      image4


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