I finally, officially decided to join this community. I have loved Megan Whalen Turner's works for such a long time now. I have visited this website before sometimes, reading your posts with a lot of joy, but never actually participating. Well, I'm doing it now.
I first read the Queen's Thief series at fourteen, hungry for something new after "Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke had first sparked my love for charming, clever master thief characters in fiction — and fell in love fast and hard. I'm pretty sure I have reread the series four or five times now, especially my favorite installments, TT and TQoA. I'd love to exitedly tell you all the details of my reading experience, but it seems a bit overbearing to me to post a wall of text in my first post ever. So I'll try to sum it up for you: if I had to explain in a single sentence why I love these books, I will say that they have soul. The world feels genuine. The themes are subtle, but strong. Even the gods feel real. And the characters themselves feel alive in a way you rarely see. But who am I telling this? You all wouldn't be here if you didn't feel the same way — and that's why I'm here too. If you are wondering what my general taste is like: Other favourite books of mine include The Count of Monte Christo, The Princess Bride, The ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman, Phantom by Susan Kay and The Winter Prince.
So, yeah. I really look forward to talking about a book series that has really shaped me. If there is anything you think I should be aware of being new here, let me know. I have to confess that I am completely new to livejournal, having just created my account for this very purpose, so if I make any bizarre mistakes, thats why. And no, I don't have an Icon yet — I'm working on that, though :) .
Be blessed in your endeavours — Your LaSerpe.