Friday, 5 February 2016

#FitReaders: Weekly Check-In Feb 5 2016 and A Crown for cold silver

#FitReaders is hosted by Geeky Bloggers Book Blog  and That’s What I’m Talking About.

Join in 

Sat 1 h walk
Sun 7 km bike
Mon 1 h walk. 4 km bike
Tue 1 h yoga. 8 km bike. 1,5 h workout class
Wed 4 km bike. 1 h zumba
Thu 8 km bike, 45min  zumba toning
Fri 4 km bike, 30 min walk

I haven't taken any pics, I have been bad  :/



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Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history.

Now the peace she carved for herself has been shattered by the unprovoked slaughter of her village. Seeking bloody vengeance, Zosia heads for battle once more, but to find justice she must confront grudge-bearing enemies, once-loyal allies, and an unknown army that marches under a familiar banner.

My thoughts:
An older woman as one of the main POVs, I did like that. Older women can kick ass in fantasy too, and with older I do mean oooolder. Not not 30s, oooolder. A former rebel, villain, general, queen..hey now I am thinking of Xena, if she has stopped while she was on top and faked her death. And married and lived the small village life.

But for all those cool things I did not particularly like Zosia, because, well I just did not. I did not dislike her either

Then there was this princess who went all this land is mine. Well kudos to you, bring them down. 
But I never felt like I knew her or cared.

The church just seemed evil for the sake of being a church.
The queen, why was she bad? Maybe I missed that while skimming.

There was some kind of horned wolf guy, never got that or why he was there.

I really tried, I thought of my rules, but this was a NG book, and it was fantasy, and I really wanted it to work for me. But...I felt nothing, I was bored, nothing happened, maybe it tried too much. It was not for me, so I skimmed the rest cos I had no other book anyway where I was.

Kindle Edition, 656 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Orbit
The Crimson Empire #1
Fantasy
Own

36 comments:

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Kitty frowns on your lack of pics. :) So cute!

Well, if there was more about the horned wolf guy, I would have picked up that book.

Kathryn T said...

Yes to older women. Sad at no photos but cat is cute! Great exercise week.

bermudaonion said...

I'd like to try zumba one day - it looks like fun to me. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

The reviews for this book are SO mixed! Like you I happened to fall in the "nay" camp. I just couldn't get into it, the story felt overly bloated and the characters were all so flat. I had such high hopes for it too.

~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

Sophia Rose said...

I like the idea of an older narrator for a refreshing change, but I don't like the idea of a meh story for that long. :)

Your kitty looks a tad reluctant to go out. Haha!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try zumba, my eldest daughter would love it too ! Too bad the book didn't work for you, the idea of an older heroin is appealing...

Blodeuedd said...

Hihi, yes he does ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Thanks :)

Blodeuedd said...

It's fun :D But you do need the right teacher, I once had one who did not make it fun

Blodeuedd said...

I wanted to like it, but nope, nothing made me like it

Blodeuedd said...

600 pages of meh is toooooo much!

Yes he is sick and tired of snow

Blodeuedd said...

Yeah it would have been awesome, sigh.

You and your daughter so have to try it :D I have 2 left feet, I still like it

Melliane said...

sorry to see you didn't feel a thng for the story, I know the feeling... not a good one

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

Great job on your exercises even if you didn't provide us with pretty pictures this week. :-P

Sorry this book didn't work out for you.

Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Awww so cute!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Well now I'm wondering how old she was!
Good job on the exercise.

Blodeuedd said...

Sucks when it happens

Blodeuedd said...

Boo me, walking in the dark again

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

55-65? Something :)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Bummer about the book..but you are doing great fitness wise :)

Joyousreads said...

I do not like books that bore me to tears. It takes me twice as long to read it. But hey, you persevered. So, yay! Lol.

Blodeuedd said...

Thanks

Blodeuedd said...

And here I had my DNF post and all, SIGH, but then I had nothing to read, and 1 hour to spend

The Bookworm said...

such a cute kitty! that's too bad the book didn't work out, I like the older woman heroine though.

Karen said...

Well at least you gave us a kitty pic - you are forgiven :-)

Blah book sounds blah....

Karen @For What It's Worth

Blodeuedd said...

he says thank u!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Carole Rae said...

Totally forgot to post this week. Sighs

Lover Of Romance said...

I love the pick with the feline!!! I do hate those books that are so boring to read. I love the idea that the heroine is older though. You don't see that very often and I love seeing it. I usually only see it in christian romances. So it would have been better if this book had worked out for you!!

Blodeuedd said...

ooops

Blodeuedd said...

:D

I so wanted it too, but the I just skimmed and wish I had another book with me

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

Your kitty does not look pleased by the snow & ice.

Blodeuedd said...

He is not a fan

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Great week on the exercising! And does Lucifer like snow? Look at him! He's gotten so big! :)

Blodeuedd said...

He likes when there is a lot, he does not like when it's wet

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