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Offline Arry

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Mirror Empire - Who's reading with us?
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:49:19 PM »
I read this one earlier this year and really enjoyed it! I also think there is great opportunity for discussion in this one in how Hurley handles gender roles , political climate and of course, magic. So, who is going to join us??



On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself.

In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin.

As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war, a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father’s people or loyalty to her alien Empress.

Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself.

In the end, one world will rise – and many will perish.




Discussion Break Point:

Week 1: Chapters 1 - 15
Week 2: Chapters 16 - 26
Week 3: Chapters 27 - 38
Week 4:Finished!
« Last Edit: November 22, 2014, 05:22:17 PM by Arry »
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Offline Idlewilder

Re: Mirror Empire - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 12:51:25 PM »
Ok, I'll join in for this one. I've actually read the first 100-150 pages, but I need to restart now I've basically finished Malazan. I'm glad this ended up winning - I'm reading City of Stairs right now and probably would have struggled to take part if it had won for December!
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Offline DBASKLS

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 05:43:29 PM »
Yep I'll be in!
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Offline Vagabond

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 05:52:37 PM »
Yes looking forward to reading this one in December.

Offline Victoria Hooper

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2014, 12:57:02 PM »
Ahh I would love to join in this one, but I'm away half of December on my honeymoon!  :D

Maybe I can start reading it when I get back and join in a little later. Interested to see what everyone thinks of it!

Offline Francis Knight

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2014, 12:50:39 AM »
Honeymoon?  Ohh gratz!

I have read the book. Or a version of. Shall be interested what people think.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2014, 11:49:44 AM »
Ahh I would love to join in this one, but I'm away half of December on my honeymoon!  :D
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Re: Mirror Empire - Who's reading with us?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 09:03:26 PM »
Angry Robot is amazing!! If they were on this site, I would be loading up their good karma :)

They have offered up 10 copies of Mirror Empire to go along with our book club read. If you don't already have a copy, be sure to enter (it is open internationally):

http://fantasy-faction.com/2014/the-mirror-empire-by-kameron-hurley-giveaway
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2014, 01:25:42 AM »
Count me in, I just bought it last night
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Offline Victoria Hooper

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2014, 08:01:18 PM »
Thanks everyone!  :)

Ooh wow, that's great news about the giveaway copies. Angry Robot are ace! Hope everyone enjoys the book!

Offline Timnacious

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2014, 01:13:41 AM »
Bought my copy today. Looking forward to some great discussions!

Offline ChristinaJL

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 08:27:32 AM »
I'm in, this one looks interesting.  :)

Offline doclivingston

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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2014, 02:04:37 AM »
I am going to try if I can get my hands on a copy of this one.

Offline Jeni

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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2014, 11:28:43 AM »
I have this, so I'm gonna do my best to join in with this one. :)

Offline Alex Dutson

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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2014, 11:37:06 PM »
Just bought it so I'm in too.