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Offline Idlewilder

Re: Midnight Tides: book 1
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2014, 12:32:55 PM »
I think it's more likely that Bloodeye really is dead and gone, and The Crippled God is using the mantle of Father Shadow to manipulate the Tiste Edur.

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Re: Midnight Tides: book 1
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2019, 09:40:25 AM »
This was quite hard for me.
Started to read it at a very busy time, not the usual setting, and then a complete new group of characters and location made this feel like a completely different series.

Despite the initial recognition (Anomander Rake's original/true name!), nothing made much sense afterwards, and there were too many conflicting politics and factions everywhere.

Only when the setting moved to Letheras, Tehol and Bugg in particular, that I got some respite, and they allowed me to laugh and enjoy myself. Maybe that was their initial purpose!

Now after finishing book 1 I feel more comfortable - in the last 50 pages or so things are starting to make a bit more sense, and even if I'm still terrible confused about who is doing what to whom for real, who is the betrayer and the betrayed, what is all the hidden stuff, etc, I trust my brain to start making more sense of things.

So I don't really have much specifics to comment on, except this last 'dream' of Udinaas: I think that the scene in the house rings a bell from previous books (Jaghut? Azath?), but I really can't remember ::)

Note on dates:
I read your discussion on dates, and I agree that these events are happening around 3-4 years before what we read in the previous books.
The 2nd part of the prologue (asking to forge the weapon) takes part in "1159th year of Burn's sleep, 3 years before Letherii Seventh Closure".
Then Book 1 starts "1 year before Letherii Seventh Closure" (which makes it 1161th year of Burn's sleep).
Memories of Ice takes place in 1164th year of Burn's sleep.
So they're all quite close.
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Re: Midnight Tides: book 1
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2019, 06:59:55 PM »
everybody had problems with Midnight Tides at the beginning. It took me 1 month to even start reading it because i rad list of characters and saw i didnt know single one of them. But overall it was fine book and one that tied  so many other events  from other books.

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Re: Midnight Tides: book 1
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2019, 12:23:11 PM »
I loved Midnight Tides, think it was one of my favourites in the series. Pretty sure I had prior knowledge that it was set on a new continent with an entirely new cast, so maybe I was better prepared for the shock of not knowing anyone or anything. Some of the series' best characters come from this book, imo.
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Re: Midnight Tides: book 1
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2019, 01:31:08 PM »
I loved Midnight Tides, think it was one of my favourites in the series. Pretty sure I had prior knowledge that it was set on a new continent with an entirely new cast, so maybe I was better prepared for the shock of not knowing anyone or anything. Some of the series' best characters come from this book, imo.

Me too. I don't remember if I struggled to get into it the first time, but Trull, Tehol, and Bugg are some of my all time favorites. In retrospect and on rereading the second time, this was by far my favorite book in the series.