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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #225 on: December 08, 2017, 10:42:22 AM »
The whole book is a prologue, try reading the book club threads on it. It helped me a lot that I was reading with Xia,Jeni and windy

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?board=153.0

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To be honest I don’t think this series is for you.
Can you explain why you say that? I was under the impression that it was similar to Abercrombie, and I like those, although not so much if it's just the military side of it.
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #226 on: December 08, 2017, 11:11:36 AM »
I wouldn’t compare it to Abercrombie , it’s not grimDark  it just the darkness of war with the brightness of hope thrown in it’s  more like Miles Cameron or Glen Cook. It has humour in the latter books not so much in the earlier ones. There are some hilarious characters later on. In the earlier books it’s a lot of world building which can get very confusing

It’s very military , you  are mostly following a squad of soldiers around the world.
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #227 on: December 09, 2017, 09:15:00 AM »
You know what?
After those few pages, I'm actually enjoying it! I'm around page 70-something, and just wanting to read more.

There's hope for me yet? ;)
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #228 on: December 09, 2017, 10:12:49 AM »
Maybe you can read with @shieldfire it definitely helped me reading along with fellow readers. Don’t forget to read the book club topics.

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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #229 on: December 11, 2017, 05:33:09 PM »
Gardens was horrible to me first time I tried getting through. Then I read some threads on it being an introduction and the later volumes are much more readable. I then just plowed through, thinking I'd enjoy it at a re-read. If the remaining installments are anything like Deadhouse Gates readable-wise it only gets better. As far as likeable characters in Gardens go, I'd go with Kruppe ... Kind of my kind of crazy =)

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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #230 on: December 14, 2017, 02:17:08 PM »
To be honest I don’t think this series is for you.
Wrote down my comments after finishing book 1 in the Book Club thread.
I'm glad to prove you wrong, @Eclipse :P ;D
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #231 on: December 14, 2017, 04:42:58 PM »
I’m surprised I thought it be too military for you but I’m glad you enjoying the book.
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #232 on: December 21, 2017, 07:55:31 AM »
It’s all gone quiet, is Bea still enjoying Book two?
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #233 on: December 21, 2017, 08:09:01 AM »
It’s all gone quiet, is Bea still enjoying Book two?
I'm in the last chapter of book 3, and that's why I haven't written in the book club section, because they combine book 2 and 3 in one thread.
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Still enjoying, although at times I just go with the flow, getting a bit confused who is who and what they did :-[ I can't wait to stop working and have more time to read when I'm less tired (I'm only managing about 15 pages per night...)
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #234 on: December 22, 2017, 09:12:52 AM »
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #235 on: December 22, 2017, 10:55:57 AM »
I just want to say if I don’t reply in the topics, I’m still reading all the comments here and in the read alongs, You doing fine in the book club it’s better when there’s more of people through. I just thought you would read the posts ????

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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #236 on: December 22, 2017, 11:16:02 AM »
I just want to say if I don’t reply in the topics, I’m still reading all the comments here and in the read alongs, You doing fine in the book club it’s better when there’s more of people through. I just thought you would read the posts ????

Enjoying reading all the old comments and theories
Oh I do read them, but only after I've written my thoughts, as I don't like to be influenced, hehe
I'm doing it properly, not jumping ahead!
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #237 on: December 28, 2017, 10:05:19 AM »
Finished! :D :D
More details in the other section.

One thing that keeps coming to my mind is that this book (and I suppose series) has a similar feel to Tom Lloyd's Twilight Reign series, especially from book 2. Book 1 may be/seem a bit 'normal', mainly the beginning, but soon things start building up, factions, gods, races, worlds... and the rest of the series (books 2-5) is enormous in scope.
(I have to admit his latest books/series haven't really been up to par to the first one, as far as I'm concerned...)
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #238 on: December 28, 2017, 10:15:48 AM »
Quick Ben ! I love him and his not even my favourite of the series
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Re: Misc. thread
« Reply #239 on: January 02, 2018, 04:19:56 PM »
Finished! :D :D
More details in the other section.

One thing that keeps coming to my mind is that this book (and I suppose series) has a similar feel to Tom Lloyd's Twilight Reign series, especially from book 2. Book 1 may be/seem a bit 'normal', mainly the beginning, but soon things start building up, factions, gods, races, worlds... and the rest of the series (books 2-5) is enormous in scope.
(I have to admit his latest books/series haven't really been up to par to the first one, as far as I'm concerned...)

I can definitely see what you're talking about but the build up and expansion that Lloyd did pales in comparison to what Erikson does in Malazan.  At times the number of characters that will get introduced may seem a little overwhelming, I know I had some trouble keeping track of who was who for awhile, but eventually it will all click and you'll hopefully marvel at what he put together.  I will also say that I think Erikson pretty much stuck the landing with the series which is something I didn't feel like Lloyd did even though I liked Twilight as a whole.