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The Deaths of Tao: Tao Series Book 2 by Wesley Chu
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8pm
Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace, Triangle Plaza - Rt. 17 North, Ramsey, NJ

Panera Paramus
770 Rt. 17 North
Paramus, NJ

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 classics.

*For the complete list of titles for 2020 scroll below event recap.  You will find all 12
bookcovers/titles.

The Deaths of Tao: Tao Series Book 2 by Wesley Chu
The sequel to The Lives of Tao. The Prophus and the
Gengix are at war. For centuries they have sought a
way off-planet, guiding humanity's social and
technological development to the stage where space
travel is possible. The end is now in sight, and both
factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Gengix
method will mean the destruction of the human race.
That's a price they're willing to pay. It's up to Roen and
Tao to save the world. Oh, dear...
May - Children of Ruin
(Children of Time #2) by
Adrian Tchaikovsky
June - Circe by
Madeline Miller
February
Modern Masters Selections for 2020
Recaps & comments
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
10/24/19

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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks was an interesting read garnering high marks of 8/10 from attendees. The Black Prism,
first in a series of five books called the Lightbringer series, uses colors in magic for a fun fantasy read. While the book has
a lot going on, the reader never feels bogged down. It moves along at a good pace with only a few repetitive sections
that could have benefited from editing. The characters - main and secondary - are all well developed. The concept of the
book is that there are people with a special ability to craft magic from color. These people are used to control outcomes of
situations and maintain a balance in the 7 kingdoms. 'Prism' Gavin Guile, the most powerful person in the world, learns he
must fight against an uprising by a self-proclaimed king....at the same time he finds out he has a son who just happens to
be a superchromat. Very powerful in this world of color magic. Lots of fun. If you are looking for a slightly different
fantasy/magic read, give The Black Prism a try.
January
Outpost
by W. Michael Gear
February
The Deaths of Tao
by Wesley Chu
March
Blood and Tempest
by Jon Skovron
April
The Invisible Man by
H.G. Wells