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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10995 on: September 15, 2017, 05:29:26 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.

Oh man, sorry, that's the ending my previous comment referred to, hope I didn't spoil you?!? Share your feelings there.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10996 on: September 15, 2017, 05:41:19 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.

Oh man, sorry, that's the ending my previous comment referred to, hope I didn't spoil you?!? Share your feelings there.

No spoil! I was expecting him to pull off the MC hiding stuff thing again, but damn... that I did not expect.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10997 on: September 16, 2017, 12:26:52 AM »
Reading Swordspoint by Kushner(yes I read them in the wrong order) definately one for the LGBT list. In fact at a 100 pages in no one of the many charachers has been identified as straight yet. All the attention is on the gay relationships. It is well written and intriging so far.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10998 on: September 16, 2017, 12:30:06 PM »
Had started "The Black Opera", but "The Autumn Republic" arrived oh-so-promptly from Amazon, so.......
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #10999 on: September 16, 2017, 09:11:10 PM »
Finished Genesis by Bernard Beckett. 5/5

Absolutely mind blowing! Great theme (I always liked such theme) and then there was an absolutely fantastic plot twist.

Definitely in my Best of the Year list.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11000 on: September 17, 2017, 12:11:42 PM »
Reading Swordspoint by Kushner(yes I read them in the wrong order) definately one for the LGBT list. In fact at a 100 pages in no one of the many charachers has been identified as straight yet. All the attention is on the gay relationships. It is well written and intriging so far.
If you enjoy it, try Tremontaine, written by a number of authors (Kushner is one) all using her Swordspoint setting.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11001 on: September 17, 2017, 05:25:44 PM »
I started The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin.

Let's see how it goes.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11002 on: September 17, 2017, 06:34:10 PM »
I started The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin.

Let's see how it goes.

She seems to write quite different stories! Interested in your opinion on this one.

Is this the N.K. Jemisin reading club?
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11003 on: September 17, 2017, 06:38:24 PM »
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If you enjoy it, try Tremontaine, written by a number of authors (Kushner is one) all using her Swordspoint setting.

Thanks, my TBR will no doubt grow.

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« Reply #11004 on: September 17, 2017, 10:45:23 PM »
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If you enjoy it, try Tremontaine, written by a number of authors (Kushner is one) all using her Swordspoint setting.

Thanks, my TBR will no doubt grow.
The stories were originally published onlne and are a kind of serial, it's like reading a TV show. So they follow the same characters through the storyline, but the various 'episodes' are written by a number of authors. It proved popular online, so it they were collected and published as a traditional book.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11005 on: September 18, 2017, 02:03:28 AM »
Just finished Autumn Republic in a weekend splurge of reading.
Love this trilogy.
A few gripes? Yeah. But what a fun world and adventure.

Will give it a bit of a break for other books, then come back for the next trilogy by McClellan.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11006 on: September 18, 2017, 04:05:39 AM »
I just finished reading King of Thorns (Broken Empire #2), and it's an epic roller coster of a journey (especially at the end, where everything was finally tied up). There are a lot of slow and confusing parts in this book that bored me out, since the tale started with four seperate points in time and confuses the reader to no end. However, about 3/4 way into the book all of those points finally come together and started to made sense, cultimating to an epic finale where Jorg conquers all once again.

This book also showed a great character development and depth in Jorg's part, which I totally appreciated.  :D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11007 on: September 18, 2017, 04:29:25 AM »
Just finished Autumn Republic in a weekend splurge of reading.
Love this trilogy.
A few gripes? Yeah. But what a fun world and adventure.

Will give it a bit of a break for other books, then come back for the next trilogy by McClellan.

You could also read some of McClellan's short stories and novellas set in the Powder Mage world. They're quite enjoyable.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11008 on: September 18, 2017, 07:35:31 AM »
Just finished Autumn Republic in a weekend splurge of reading.
Love this trilogy.
A few gripes? Yeah. But what a fun world and adventure.

Will give it a bit of a break for other books, then come back for the next trilogy by McClellan.

You could also read some of McClellan's short stories and novellas set in the Powder Mage world. They're quite enjoyable.
Seconded. Loved his shorts.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #11009 on: September 18, 2017, 07:58:18 AM »

The Lascar's Dagger[/i] by Glenda Larke -  I really like Larke's work, The Last Stormlord is always on my underrated books list.  This book was good, but her characters didn't catch me as much.  Still, a fantasy set in an age of exploration and based around a spice trade gets points for uniqueness of setting



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