|Kings of the Wylde by Nicholas Eames
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 8pm
770 Rt.17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652
This group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month to discuss various works
of "modern" masters or upcoming talent in SF, fantasy, paranormal, horror and
related genres. It also occasionally explores classics and the 'masters' of the
*For the complete list of titles for 2018 scroll below event recap. You will find all
Kings of the Wylde by Nicholas Eames
Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best -- the meanest,
dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. Their glory
days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a
combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a
plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one
hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of
mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for.
It's time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.
It doesn’t take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by
the circumstances of her conception.
|Modern Masters Selections for 2018
|Recaps & comments
|Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor was this month's selection. Made of three parts: Beginnings / Student / Warrior, this
fantasy tale tells the story of main character Onye. Onyesonwu (Onye) translates to Who Fears Death (thus the title). She
is given that name by her mother for the future Onye will face. Onye was a child of rape and in her mother's village, those
children are shunned or worse. The book follows Onye as she grows and discovers she has magical powers. It seems she
got those powers from her biological father - who turns out to be a powerful mage but who is very evil. Onye wants
revenge. Who Fears Death is much more than a revenge story, extremely well-written. Grade: B+.
|The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
Yet again every attendee had read the selected book, this month The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett, and every attendee
enjoyed the book. The book received high marks and lots of positive response. We'd like to continue with the series.
The Warded Man is a fantasy set in what is most likely a post-apocalyptic world where magic and demons exist. Magic is
used daily for survival. Once night falls, demons rise - rock demons, fire demons and an assortment of other baddies.
Humans must hide behind heavily warded walls to survive. The wards don't always do their job. Richly developed
characters, tight storytelling, vivid scenes made for a satisfying read. Todd has read all five books in the series and
Kathleen is close behind with three read. The rest of us have some catching up to do!
As Ann-Marie mentioned, a lively discussion of a well-received book. Hopefully we'll discuss more books in the series in the