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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2015, 12:54:07 PM »
Likes. Dislikes. About a hundred pages into the first book, and although it intrigues me, it is a lot of names/info very quickly. Heard a lot of good things about it, so I will definitely continue reading it.

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It is slow to get going, but once it does - wow. One of my favourite series, and the last book absolutely wrecked me. Really beautiful and complex. Also, a book with no villains - just different perspectives, which I really love. Plus, everyone's smart, another thing that makes it a pleasure to read.

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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2015, 04:53:07 PM »
25% into the fourth book and it is promising to be an epic finale for the series  ;)
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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2015, 04:55:14 AM »
This was only the second epic fantasy series I read and still holds up as one of the most unique and great stories I've read.

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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2015, 09:23:59 AM »
Finished Book 1. Shadow and I was not impressed at all. Only continuing with book 2 as its an omnibus and im andious for something to actually happen. An entire book that literally nothing happened. Centered sround a magical abortion? The writing was very well done, but the plot is shit.
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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2015, 11:29:47 PM »
Finished Book 1. Shadow and I was not impressed at all. Only continuing with book 2 as its an omnibus and im andious for something to actually happen. An entire book that literally nothing happened. Centered sround a magical abortion? The writing was very well done, but the plot is shit.

You should give the series another chance. I didn't like the first book either, but I liked all the others.

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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2015, 05:19:24 PM »
Just finished the fourth book, The Price of Spring. Perfect ending for the series, it felt very emotional to accompany these final steps from the characters.

I can now say that although the first book is the weakest, this is one of my favorite series of all time, and I would highly recommend it  :)
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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2015, 05:21:49 PM »
Just finished the fourth book, The Price of Spring. Perfect ending for the series, it felt very emotional to accompany these final steps from the characters.

I can now say that although the first book is the weakest, this is one of my favorite series of all time, and I would highly recommend it  :)
That's exactly how I feel about it I think, it's always a bit sad when people stop during the first book since it's definitely the weakest in many ways.  :-\
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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2015, 05:25:00 PM »
Just finished the fourth book, The Price of Spring. Perfect ending for the series, it felt very emotional to accompany these final steps from the characters.

I can now say that although the first book is the weakest, this is one of my favorite series of all time, and I would highly recommend it  :)
That's exactly how I feel about it I think, it's always a bit sad when people stop during the first book since it's definitely the weakest in many ways.  :-\

The plot, the characters, the writing... Everything improves with each book. I am astonished at what the author achieved with this series, and how came up with such a pleasing ending. I can understand if people decide to give up because they didn't enjoy the first book, but I would insist on sticking with it.

I'll be looking forward to getting my hands on more of Daniel Abraham's books.
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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2015, 05:31:27 PM »
Just finished the fourth book, The Price of Spring. Perfect ending for the series, it felt very emotional to accompany these final steps from the characters.

I can now say that although the first book is the weakest, this is one of my favorite series of all time, and I would highly recommend it  :)
That's exactly how I feel about it I think, it's always a bit sad when people stop during the first book since it's definitely the weakest in many ways.  :-\

The plot, the characters, the writing... Everything improves with each book. I am astonished at what the author achieved with this series, and how came up with such a pleasing ending. I can understand if people decide to give up because they didn't enjoy the first book, but I would insist on sticking with it.

I'll be looking forward to getting my hands on more of Daniel Abraham's books.
Not to mention the setting, and the magic is brilliant. It's a shame that it wasn't a huge success, I'd love to read more books set in the same world - the andat war sounds like it could be an incredible story for example.

I started The Dragon's Path a while back, but just couldn't get into it at all. Will be trying it again some time though, partly because it seems to be pretty highly rated, but mostly because I loved Long Price so much. I read Leviathan Wakes ages ago, which I thought was decent but nothing special - might carry on with that series but I wouldn't be too bothered if I never picked it up again. Both of those are probably worth a try though. :)
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Re: Thoughts on the Long Price Quartet?
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2015, 04:59:00 PM »
With a TBR pile larger than life, I decided to shelf this one. Could never get into it. Ill finish book 2 someday, but for now Providence of Fire!
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