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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10980 on: September 14, 2017, 07:40:52 AM »
Finished the guest cat.
Did not like it. Back to The Terror now.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10981 on: September 14, 2017, 09:35:27 AM »
Looking forward to get back to fantasy, I'll probably start Dragon's path, by Daniel Abraham.

Yes, I'm reading this one and quite enjoying it! His other series is better, but it doesn't detract from this one - some great characters :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10982 on: September 14, 2017, 11:38:32 AM »
Finished the second Powder Mage. Great fun, though I'm a little irritated at
Spoiler for Hiden:
all the super-powered characters who can take down gods, might be gods, are gods, are not gods but better than gods, etc.

Ordered the third, though!


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10983 on: September 14, 2017, 11:51:28 AM »
Couldn't warm to the characters in The Dragon's Path.

In any case, I just finished The Night Circus. I'm still trying to decide how much I like the book. It feels very unusual for today in that its got a slow, panoramic, understated and impersonal style. It feels a lot closer to some 80s Epic in that sense than it does to anything modern, which is usually all about getting ultra-close. Which is great for telling a lengthy and sprawling tale about a wondrous thing of magic, but less so for telling the tale of two people going through a lengthy and traumatic coming of age. And there's the rub, for the Night Circus is both. I'm not sure where I am as a result on it. But it was definitely worth reading.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10984 on: September 14, 2017, 12:21:42 PM »
Started The Black Opera last night. Wow, this writer knows her European history and culture for her,alternate history fantasies.
That was the first book I read from her! Now you realise why I started looking for her other books :D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10985 on: September 14, 2017, 12:44:04 PM »
@Jmack you might want to put some spoiler tags around those Powder Mage details. Maybe it's not huge, but probably more than I'd prefer to see before reading.

I'm currently reading The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones, really enjoying it. It features killer ticks, and a range of interesting characters. And the ticks are very well done, not a over the top campy type of book at all.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10986 on: September 14, 2017, 01:47:39 PM »
@Jmack you might want to put some spoiler tags around those Powder Mage details. Maybe it's not huge, but probably more than I'd prefer to see before reading.

Done. Thanks, Arry.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10987 on: September 14, 2017, 01:57:17 PM »
Fight you for it.

And by fight, I mean wipe snot on you.

FYI - re your spoilered comment

Spoiler for Hiden:
Didn't bother me most of the book - rarely does - but it was beginning to feel like one of those stories where the solution always comes from a new shinier power and that is no bueno
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10988 on: September 14, 2017, 03:41:15 PM »
Fight you for it.

And by fight, I mean wipe snot on you.

FYI - re your spoilered comment

Spoiler for Hiden:
Didn't bother me most of the book - rarely does - but it was beginning to feel like one of those stories where the solution always comes from a new shinier power and that is no bueno

Yes, a sort of vicious cycle of
Spoiler for Hiden:
How do I too that last awesome thing? Oh! This next awesomer thing!!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10989 on: September 14, 2017, 07:28:33 PM »
Started Obelisk Gate. Need to remember some of the names but it comes back easily and I'm already hooked after the first few pages. :)

Listened to it on my commute today; my current recorded book.  ;D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10990 on: September 14, 2017, 08:44:33 PM »
Started Obelisk Gate. Need to remember some of the names but it comes back easily and I'm already hooked after the first few pages. :)

Listened to it on my commute today; my current recorded book.  ;D
Are you already at that place where this thing happens to those people? Totally rad!
Yes! And where the person does that thing to that really distant thing was -mindblown-
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10991 on: September 14, 2017, 10:43:38 PM »
Finished the second Powder Mage. Great fun, though I'm a little irritated at
Spoiler for Hiden:
all the super-powered characters who can take down gods, might be gods, are gods, are not gods but better than gods, etc.

Ordered the third, though!


Started The Black Opera last night. Wow, this writer knows her European history and culture for her,alternate history fantasies.
Oh yeah, that's Mary Gentle's wheelhouse. I read it not long after having visited the setting and was impressed by how well she nailed it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10992 on: September 15, 2017, 03:43:32 PM »
I finished Morning Star by Pierce Brown. 2/5

What a letdown. I couldn't believe the final plan and specially how it was pulled off, but that wasn't the only problem I had with it.

After the ending the author said how hard it was to write it, and I guess it shows.

I'll just leave it at that, I wrote a long review about it on GR.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10993 on: September 15, 2017, 04:27:45 PM »
I'm reading Blackwing by Ed McDonald. One chapter in and - yep! It's Grimdark alright. Interesting worldbuilding right off the bat, and I'm not sure anyone's making it out alive. Can't wait to read more.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10994 on: September 15, 2017, 05:19:53 PM »
I started Genesis by Bernard Beckett.

It appears somewhat frequently on my GR recommendations, I checked it and found the two most liked quotes on the sidebar to be very interesting and picked it based simply on that  ::)
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