Books that I couldn’t finish:
Dragonsbane – Barbara Hambly: This one fell to the wayside because by the end of the first chapter, I had no sympathy or empathy for any of the characters introduced to that point nor any commitment to the conflict.
Lord of the Fading Lands – C. L. Wilson: This one was highly recommended and might have been appealing but again the characters didn’t grab me and/or make me “want” them to win or even care about the conflict.
The Lions of Lucerne – Brad Thor: I didn’t even make it through the first chapter. With Lions what put it in the “not now” pile was a statement that was SO impossible (attributing certain power/influence to a character) that I just closed the book and shook my head.
Perhaps I was just not in the mood, so they are going on the pile to sample again in a month or so because I’ve found that frequently my mood and/or current life events can impact my enjoyment of a story.