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PEX 2012 Book Challenge


The Pinoy Exchange Book Challenge for 2012 officially started 3rd week of February. I’m two months late but the book requirement for this year is not high. Just 40 books. I think I can probably make that number since I still have 7 months left. Yes!

I’m taking this challenge because I have a lot of backlog books to read and this would finally motivate me to finish them.  This time I’m not going to be distracted with Facebook. Oi. I will be listing here the books that I’ve read and how I feel about it. I am also to write a review as part of the requirement. Now, I don’t do reviews very well but I’ll do my best.

If you want to join, here’s the mechanics: PEX 2012 Book Challenge.

 

First Book.

 Title: Canticle – The Cleric Quintet 1
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Time: 4/7/2012
No. of pages: 330+
Rating: 5/5

Canticle is the first part of a five-novel series set around the Snowflake Mountains of the Forgotten Realms universe. It follows the young scholar-cleric Cadderly and his friends in stopping the “Chaos Curse” to be unleashed to the world.

I haven’t read Salvatore’s more famous series, The Legend of Drizzt so I can’t compare the two. From what I’ve read of the first few chapters of that book, it was awesome. And I can’t wait to get my hands on it. As for the Canticle, I enjoyed the story very much. Most characters are very likeable. The plot is not complicated and is very easy to follow. Good triumphs over evil. You get to see the motivation, frustration and plans of the antagonist Aballister and how much he has sacrificed to attain his current powers.  I have a new battle cry now. Me brudder. Love the dwarves Ivan and Pikel Bouldershoulder. All in all, it is good for a quick and fun read.