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« Reply #13095 on: December 19, 2019, 03:14:35 AM »
Legend of the White Dragon by Melanie Nilles.  Good coming-of-age fantasy

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« Reply #13096 on: December 19, 2019, 03:15:47 PM »
Finished Crooked Kingdom big Leigh Bardugo. Really enjoyed it. There's a great dynamic with the crew

On a non-genre break now, and then I'm not sure what's after that.
I went with Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner after paging through my kindle until something took my fancy.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13097 on: December 19, 2019, 03:27:19 PM »
So what's on your list for some light/fun books to read? Lots of action/adventure and I can compromise with passably decent plot and standard characters.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13098 on: December 19, 2019, 03:42:17 PM »
So what's on your list for some light/fun books to read? Lots of action/adventure and I can compromise with passably decent plot and standard characters.

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« Reply #13099 on: December 20, 2019, 03:38:21 AM »
Taking a break from fantasy and started the sci-fi, Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13100 on: December 20, 2019, 06:26:13 AM »
Taking a break from fantasy and started the sci-fi, Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon

Noooo, get back to fantasy (epic, preferably) ;D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13101 on: December 20, 2019, 03:41:29 PM »
Finally reading burning White and it's - okay? I guess. Could be because I read the last one so long ago, but it seems really disjointed. The recap didn't cover everything going in either. Still, the story is good enough to keep me reading. though if I have to read any more of Gunner's dialogue I'm going to scream.
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« Reply #13102 on: December 21, 2019, 03:35:06 AM »
Finished The Winter Road.  I have plenty of praise for it, but also plenty of criticism.

I'm currently halfway through Dragons of Winter Night.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13103 on: December 21, 2019, 11:18:58 AM »
Finally reading burning White and it's - okay? I guess. Could be because I read the last one so long ago, but it seems really disjointed. The recap didn't cover everything going in either. Still, the story is good enough to keep me reading. though if I have to read any more of Gunner's dialogue I'm going to scream.
At least Kip wasn't as annoying hehe
And yeah, I pity the poor translators in the Gunner scenes...
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« Reply #13104 on: December 21, 2019, 04:39:27 PM »
Finished Martha Wells city of Bones enjoyable standalone , she should be more popular.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13105 on: December 22, 2019, 10:12:18 AM »
Finished Morgenstern's The Starless Sea. 6/5
Magical book with stories in stories about stories. I think Morgenstern and Gaiman have a lot in common in what, how and the way they write and tell stories and how their stories feel somehow organic and sculpted at the same time.

I thought the ending was one chapter short but I wasn't surprised it was that way, so not really disappointed here.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13106 on: December 22, 2019, 02:31:53 PM »
Aaaaaahhhhh I finished City of Blades after a marathon read and it was SO GOOD!!!
I can't believe that in the beginning I was complaining about it, how it was so different from book 1 - I'm glad it was, because I think I loved it even more :D

The reflections on war and military and service were superb and made me think a lot, drawing parallels to current world situations, without ever boring me (not the person most inclined to war stuff).
It wasn't surprising to see him thank Mike Cole at the end, I always hear him commended on these issues.

Mulaghesh is now one of my favourite characters :D

Starting book 3 tonight, hehe
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13107 on: December 22, 2019, 06:21:00 PM »
Aaaaaahhhhh I finished City of Blades after a marathon read and it was SO GOOD!!!
I can't believe that in the beginning I was complaining about it, how it was so different from book 1 - I'm glad it was, because I think I loved it even more :D
I think most have a small Shara-hangover when they realize that Mulagesh is the new MC but this changes fast. ;)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13108 on: December 23, 2019, 05:24:13 PM »
Taking a break from fantasy and started the sci-fi, Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon

Finished it. Was dross. Practical old woman who stays behind in a colony evacuation become first contact for an indigenous alien species. It morps into mom/kids dynamic between her and the species. She turns cranky and finally when govt specialists turn up, they are stereotypical dumb people. Overall confused book that meanders at snail's pace.

2/10.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13109 on: December 23, 2019, 09:00:59 PM »
Finished Dragons of Winter Night.  Moving on to Darkness Weaves by Karl Edward Wagner.
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