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City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« on: November 15, 2019, 08:51:56 PM »
Post your thoughts on this chapters here.

Leave a review if you so desire here.

Would you recommend this book to other fantasy fans ?
« Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 08:54:35 PM by Eclipse »
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 09:32:02 AM »
Finished 4/5 from me

I got a few guesses right didn't I  ;D

Volka is a bit of a fanatic he had it coming to him  ;D

Loved Mulaghesh wished I saw more of her and Pitry

I loved Vohannes last speech to Kolkan "I am ashamed that i was asked to be ashamed"

The battle of Builikov was fun with Shara on those pills with psycedelic effects  :)

Flying ship crashes into Kolkan

I never thought of Jukov merging into Kolkan to hide from  the Kaj

Kaj torturing his mum ....

Aunt Vinya comeuppance yay! did we find out who was controlling her if anyone?

A sad scene to finish the book with the sea burial nice touch half way between Saypur and the Continent

What did you think of the humour in the book? It was hit and miss with me







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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 09:34:53 AM »
Hope you enjoyed reading my little comments on the book.
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 09:03:24 PM »
Eclipse, you do know that Mulagesh is the main character of the next book, City of Blades? :)
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2019, 07:21:54 AM »
Eclipse, you do know that Mulagesh is the main character of the next book, City of Blades? :)

Excellent!
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 03:49:35 AM »
I had to read the rest in one go, didn't I?

WOW! ;D
What an ending!

I loved how a high Shara was able to do so much - her scene kept reminding me of that cartoon Fantasy, where Mickey waves his hands and magic things appear, hehe

Bad Kollam - but at the same time, he did feel like a bad religious character (all 'can't do this, can't do that'), so it was very logical when Olvos explained that he was simply a reflection of people, and their hang-ups with their life. We all know some, obsessed with bad things just to criticise.

At a point I thought that all gods were one and it was a case of multiple personalities, but Kolkan and Julkhov melding? Trippy!

Yay Olvos appearing.

Why did Vo have to die? :'(

We were right, the Kaj was Blessed - but I hadn't made the jump to then Vinya and Shara being as well...
I never thought that Vinya had had the historian killed!

Yay for Shara taking on auntie and the old system! I can't wait to read the next.

I loved Vohannes last speech to Kolkan "I am ashamed that i was asked to be ashamed"
Yes, that whole speech was amazing!!!

Eclipse, you do know that Mulagesh is the main character of the next book, City of Blades? :)
Yay for me too, she was so good :D
But... But... I hope we still have lots of Shara :(
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 07:47:14 AM »
I did - those reviews are far too professional, hehe

And they find faults and praise that I never noticed...
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2019, 07:59:43 AM »

Yes I liked that we found out the people created the Gods too ...

Spoiler for Hiden:
but why were  there no Gods in Shara Homeland. Unless no one has seen them yet hiding.

Is this explained or did I miss a part?
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2019, 09:03:05 AM »

Yes I liked that we found out the people created the Gods too ...

Spoiler for Hiden:
but why were  there no Gods in Shara Homeland. Unless no one has seen them yet hiding.

Is this explained or did I miss a part?
No, it was never mentioned, but I guess it's a bit like evolution - why does it happen 'like this' in one area and not in another? Maybe too far away?
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2019, 08:19:18 PM »
I finished, too :)

Nothing to add more to what you already wrote. Best part was Vo's speech, loved it.

Best thing to say a God is, well, you know what he said :)

Shara asked why didn't Saypur have any gods, Olvos said it was better to not have one but didn't explain anything else.

I'm giving 5/5 and will start next books soon after I finish lightbringer books :)
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2019, 01:41:09 AM »
Good thing is the series has 3 protagonists with 3 stories all set in same world with related characters.

Book 3 is something though...
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2019, 07:45:49 AM »
Good thing is the series has 3 protagonists with 3 stories all set in same world with related characters.
Oh.
It's one of those trilogies....
Not sure I'm happy with that :-\
I'll still read them, of course (started book 2 yesterday), but I'm not sure about that style/choice
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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2019, 07:46:36 AM »
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Did you love the sea monster scene at the coffee shop when I was reading that part I thought that you would love that bit haha as it was a bit Epic.

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Re: City of Stairs:Family ties- End/LAST 20%
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2019, 10:52:22 AM »
Isos81

Did you love the sea monster scene at the coffee shop when I was reading that part I thought that you would love that bit haha as it was a bit Epic.

Yeah, it was nice to read some epic stuff :) I prefer magic over melee, though :)
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'