Guest Column: Three Books You Need To Read By Embryonic Devourment’s Adam Weber

Voracious reader? Looking for some recommendations? Check out these favorites titles from a death metal guitarist

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In our undying efforts to bring you engaging columns you won’t find anywhere else, we’ve reached out to the metal world seeking submissions for a new subject: Three amazing books you have to pick up and devour.

Seeing as you read this blog everyday, we went out on a limb and assumed you’d maybe want to get some decent book suggestions from some of your favorite bands, too. So today, we continue this series on rad, must-reads with an entry by Embryonic Devourment’s Adam Weber.

I’m a binge reader, mostly for escapism of reality. But I have a few preferred authors: the one I’ve been reading the most lately is John Flanagan’s series called “Rangers Apprentice.”

6a012876ad807b970c01310f284fd5970c6a012876ad807b970c01310f284fd5970cTheir are a dozen books in the series, and the story revolves around a pre-teen foster kid living in a castle-type setting.

The foster children are being selected for their occupational apprenticeships. While the rest of the children have been selected for battle school or to be scribes or cooks, the primary kid Will is the last one standing. He is chosen as a Rangers Apprentice, which he initially is not fond of.

The books go into his training, and later, his missions. Normally, these books are suggested for younger readers but they keep the attention of adults just as well. Highly recommended reading; each book keeps your attention throughout.

{ACEDA8AC-DAA1-405E-A6C2-F2B33A1FF81D}Img100{ACEDA8AC-DAA1-405E-A6C2-F2B33A1FF81D}Img100The next book I’d recommend is set in a similar setting, by a writer named Raymond Feist. The series is “The Riftwar Saga” and is told in three parts (the first being The Magician Series).

Similarly, children living in a castle are chosen for apprenticeships, except the character Pug is the last one selected, and is chosen for magic school.

Kind of a bumbler at even magic initially, he learns his craft through his mishaps and adventures, eventually becoming the greatest wizards of all worlds. There’s tons of adventure to these books. Feist is an author that is hard to put down once you start reading him. His works are by far my favorite writings.

And last will be an instructional read for guitarists, called the “Guitar Grimoire” by Carl Fischer; it is an in-depth guitar instructional series of books for learning various techniques of playing.
With easy graphs to follow, it teaches virtually everything one needs to know about playing, from chords to scales to arpeggios. Highly informative and recommended for all levels of string players.

They also offer the lessons in video format but the books are far better in my opinion.

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