Reading: I’m still finishing A Distant Mirror but I left it at work a few days ago and picked up Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold. I read the first book of Abercrombie’s First Law trilogy but the second book failed to grab me. Best Served Cold really has me by the throat.
A bad-ass mercenary captain is tossed off a tower balcony along with her brother but she didn’t die and is hell-bent on revenge. So its her, a northman looking for redemption, a numbers-obsessed killer who wants the order of jail and a haughty poisoner and his assistant all out to kill seven men who deserve it. Its fun, and often telegraphs its punches but its fun enough that I don’t really care.
I’m digging the whole gritty fantasy noir vibe. It is scratching a similar itch to the Gentleman Bastards books and inspired me to burn up a batch of Burning Wheel outcasts out for blood.
Planning: UFC 129, some gaming and the finishing touches on my portfolio.
Writing/Creating: Portfolio stuff for now but I have notes ready so that the moment that is done I can start on two other things that need writing.