Yay for +Sam Sykes
's BLACK HALO finally being out for the Kindle! (And if you're a long-time fantasy reader with a sense of humor who hasn't tried his books, start off with THE TOME OF THE UNDERGATES (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0063JTJ4A/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=carawr-20
I was looking at the Goodreads reviews for the first book and was surprised to see they're all over the map. It seemed to me the lower rating ones didn't get some of the humor, the way the book subverts and celebrates standard sword & sorcery tropes (I mean, seriously, look at the take on the Drow, which I think is hysterical and points to all the things I always found a little stupid about that race) while delivering really interesting, likeable characters.
Speaking of which, I'm working on prepping my "this is the best stuff I read/watched/listened to in 2011" post for the Aqueduct Press blog. What's on YOUR best of 2011 list?