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Re: Well hello there
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2019, 09:27:24 AM »
I know you’ve read a Butcher short and I think you read a Sanderson novella too.

I’m going to chance it and say you would probably enjoy the Empire trilogy wouldn’t she @xiagan
Wow, your memory is good! I didn't remember the Butcher short story myself! :o

And I've read more than just a Sanderson novella, hehe - but PJ didn't mention him in the favourites list :P

And I told you I read Feist's first one (is Magician in that trilogy?)
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Re: Well hello there
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2019, 09:51:01 AM »
Daughter of the Empire Trilogy


Mara, a young, untested Ruling Lady of Kelewan, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic stuggle for survival. But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja and marry the son of a hated enemy. Queen Mara of Acoma vows to avenge the deaths of her brother and father, even if it means killing her own husband.
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Re: Well hello there
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2019, 12:07:59 PM »
I know you’ve read a Butcher short and I think you read a Sanderson novella too.

I’m going to chance it and say you would probably enjoy the Empire trilogy wouldn’t she @xiagan
Wow, your memory is good! I didn't remember the Butcher short story myself! :o

And I've read more than just a Sanderson novella, hehe - but PJ didn't mention him in the favourites list :P

And I told you I read Feist's first one (is Magician in that trilogy?)
Magician is the first of the Riftwar Cycle. Along with Silverthorn and A Darkness at Sethanon it forms a sort of trilogy. I’ve always seen Magician as a stand-alone and the other 2 as more of a duology, although they do tie up some loose ends from the first book, they focus on a different character and it’s more about internal threats rather than external ones. I recently reread all 3 and found that the last 2 had been sadly visited by the suck fairy.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Well hello there
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2019, 12:08:20 PM »
Well, I got to mention Robert Jordan since I'm rereading the Wheel of Time right now. Haven't read enough Sanderson to include him, still have to to read the Stormlight Archives.

Raymond E. Feist, his early work, especially the Empire trilogy he wrote with Janny Wurts.

Got to mention Terry Pratchett & Jim Butcher.

And I almost forgot Robin Hobb.

I believe you and @ScarletBea are going to be very close friends :)
isos, isos, isos *shakes head* just when I thought you knew me! Of the above, I've only read Hobb and Pratchett, and he doesn't mention my favourites :P

I have to admit I hit reply as soon as I read Hobb ;D
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Re: Well hello there
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2019, 12:09:59 PM »
Magician is the first of the Riftwar Cycle. Along with Silverthorn and A Darkness at Sethanon it forms a sort of trilogy. I’ve always seen Magician as a stand-alone and the other 2 as more of a duology, although they do tie up some loose ends from the first book, they focus on a different character and it’s more about internal threats rather than external ones. I recently reread all 3 and found that the last 2 had been sadly visited by the suck fairy.

Magician is divided into 2 in some countries:
  • Magician: Apprentice
  • Magician: Master
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'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: Well hello there
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2019, 12:13:14 PM »
Well hello there indeed. Looking forward to new voices in the discussion.

I'm probably the only one around here who doesn't like Hobb or Pratchett.  :P  Big Sanderson fan though.
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Re: Well hello there
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2019, 12:13:38 PM »
Magician is the first of the Riftwar Cycle. Along with Silverthorn and A Darkness at Sethanon it forms a sort of trilogy. I’ve always seen Magician as a stand-alone and the other 2 as more of a duology, although they do tie up some loose ends from the first book, they focus on a different character and it’s more about internal threats rather than external ones. I recently reread all 3 and found that the last 2 had been sadly visited by the suck fairy.

Magician is divided into 2 in some countries:
  • Magician: Apprentice
  • Magician: Master
Yeah, should explain that I read it when it first came out as one big fat book, and that’s the version I still have. It was later reissued as a kind of ‘directors cut’ where Feist included some stuff that was originally edited out. I found the original too long to begin with, so was never really minded to read an extended version.
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Re: Well hello there
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2019, 04:41:22 PM »
Yikes, you're right Magician was a long read. I liked it well enough, but to make it even longer. The sequels haven't really remained in my memory except the most basic outline.

The Empire Trilogy, I enjoyed even on a re-read. I think that one will stand the test of time better.