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The Lost Thorn – Review

The Lost Thorn English Below

Rapide sommaire :

Une très belle découverte, bourré d’action et d’idées intéressantes.

Critique plus élaborée…

The Lost Thorn est une autre surprise obtenue du programme Early Reviewer / Membership giveaway de LibraryThing.

L’auteur choisi  de mixer plusieurs idées au sein du même roman; plusieurs idées qui ne se retrouve pas souvent ensemble dans la grande famille de la science-fiction.

En gros : science-fiction + dystopia (jusqu’ici ça va) + magie.

Oui, de la magie 🙂 et le tout donne un excellent résultat! L’histoire est bien orientée afin d’inclure la sorcellerie et celle-ci explique également le petit côté dystopia du roman. Les personnages sont intéressants et bien distincts. J’ai particulièrement apprécié Sam et la façon dont l’auteur décrit sa dépendance à la drogue (mini spoiler…).

Mon seul point négatif, et certains pourront être en désaccord, est la taille du roman, que je trouve un peu trop court. J’aurais aimé un peu plus de détails; un bon 100 pages de plus.
Mais je pardonne volontiers à l’auteur si j’ai droit à une suite. 🙂

Note : 7.5 / 10

Amazon : http://www.amazon.ca/Lost-Thorn-Joshua-P-Aguayo-ebook/dp/B018YNW1O2
LibraryThing : http://www.librarything.com/work/17043394

Quick summary :

A very cool discovery with a lot of actions and good ideas.

A more detailed review…

The Lost Thorn is another surprise I’ve got from LibraryThing early reviewer / membership giveaway program.

In this book, the author chooses to mix many different ideas; ideas you don’t normally find in the same science-fiction book.

So : science-fiction + dystopia (until here, that’s fine) + magic.

Yeah, magic 🙂 and the end result is quite good! The story is build around the sorcery and it also explained the “dystopia context” that we have in the book. The characters are interesting and distinct. Sam is my favorite and I’ve appreciated how the author choose to describe her drug addiction (mini spoiler…).

My only negative point, and some people may disagree, is the size of the novel which is too small in my opinion. I would have taken an additional 100 pages without any problem. More details, more background, etc…
But I will forgive the author gladly if I can get a sequel. 🙂

Rating : 7.5 / 10

Amazon : http://www.amazon.ca/Lost-Thorn-Joshua-P-Aguayo-ebook/dp/B018YNW1O2
LibraryThing : http://www.librarything.com/work/17043394

Renewal using letencrypt-nosudo

If you got a free certificate using letencrypt-nosudo and you need to renew your certificate, you probably checked github and the readme to know which steps you need to go through.

It’s not said explicitly but updating your certificate is the same way than asking a new one. You just have to skip the steps where you create your private key and domain’s csr.

So, in another words, you just have to run the following command in the folder where you have the letencrypt-nosudo client :
$> python sign_csr.py –public-key your_user.pub your_domain.csr > your_updated_signed.crt
Replace your_user.pub and your_domain.csr by what you already have. Also, if you are on manjaro (or archlinux) like me, use python2 instead of python.

Don’t forget to change your certificate on your web server. ie : https://github.com/diafygi/letsencrypt-nosudo#how-to-use-the-signed-https-certificate

Hope it will be useful to someone.

Sayonara