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Re: Shannara vs Wheel of Time vs Sword of Truth vs Song of Ice & Fire vs Malazan
Wheel of Time is complicated for me.  The earlier books were pretty good, but the quality decayed towards the end.  Badly.  After reading Crossroads of Twilight I told myself I'd never read another WoT book.
And I haven't.
Wow that's a shame - CoT was by far the worst book of the lot (barely deserves 1 star), so I understand why you'd give up there, but the last Jordan book was pretty decent, and the Sanderson ones were as good as the best of the earlier ones imo! Giving up where you did means you soldiered through the worst bits without finally receiving the payoff that made it all worth it.  :o

December 06, 2015, 03:36:43 PM
Re: Hey guys! Hey, welcome to FF! (nice blog btw)

I think there's a thread...somewhere...to post about blogs, but someone else will have to point you in that direction because I can't seem to locate it at first glance.

There's also the monthly writing contest which, if you decide to give a shot at or if you just like reading short stories, can be found here: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/monthly-writing-contest/
This month's theme is Young Love (horrifying right?  ;))

Anyway, enjoy yourself!

December 06, 2015, 04:05:15 PM
Re: Hey guys! Welcome! I've already seen you floating around some threads. Glad you're making yourself comfortable already.
 The two series I tell everyone and their family to read. The Light Bringer Saga by Brent Weeks, and The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.
Fair warning. The fourth and final book of Light Bringer does not come out until next year. As for Stormlight, we're looking for a late 2016/early 2017 release of book 3... Out of 10. Each book so far has been around 1000 pages.

December 06, 2015, 04:56:28 PM
Re: Binge reading complete series?
I haven't tried doing one that long yet, but it's going to happen in my future with WoT.
Wish me luck!

You can probably safely skip (or read complete summaries of) several books in the 7-10 range.

It might actually add value to your experience overall.


I imagine it'd be pretty confusing to read the summaries - you'd probably wonder how so little could happen during a 250,000 word book.  :P

December 23, 2015, 07:00:04 PM