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Such a fantastic series. I love it. John manages to give the readers just that briefest moment of hope before snatching it away and forcing you to wait on the next book with baited breath.

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Nonsense Survey
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:59:32 AM »
I'll jump into another one. Winter is what would work best for me.

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31 for this guy.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Having to reread a series
« on: July 13, 2015, 03:04:19 AM »
I purchased and started Anthony Ryan's Queen of Fire which is book three of the Raven's Shadow series. Now I loved both Blood Song and Tower Lord I haven't been able to find The Lord Collector though. I started reading Queen of Fire and was completely lost. All I could think was "Who the hell are these people?" So...off I go to start Blood Song again.

I normally don't have to reread previous books of a series...I must be getting old. Soon I will be shouting at the damn kids to get off my lawn. Anyone else have this problem?

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Yes, God yes. This series has been fantastic. It and the Anthony Ryan series are the ones that I most holding my breath for.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favourite Abercrombie Novel?
« on: April 14, 2015, 12:32:06 AM »
Red Country. I love Lamb.

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I loved it. All the strings do eventually tie together. Logan is important and he is very likeable.

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I'm not a huge Terry Pratchett fan. But this book was goddamn hilarious.

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I don't know and I don't care but I love the show.

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I finally finished Elantris. It took me a month to read it when normally I can get through a book in 4-7 days.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: RIP Terry Pratchett
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:54:52 PM »
66 is so freaking young. 
At least we know he thought DEATH was a decent bloke.

Really early onset of Alzheimers.

I am not the biggest fan of Pratchett I have read some of his books though and his humor will be missed. I did love The Wee Free Men.

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I'll add in.

I loved the Tolkien books growing up, but I can barely get through them now.

I tried The Steel Remains but it falls into the didn't finish. I couldn't get through The Fionavar Tapestry by GGK. I read up to book 9 of The Wheel of Time. I had to give up on The Fell Sword. The Django Waxler books were another series I started and couldn't get into.

I am glad to see some other books that I did enjoy like the Rothfuss and Abercrombie books making appearances in this topic. Parity is a good thing.

No! Everyone must have the same tastes as me! Or I will smite them and have an online tantrum!

Speaking of Gariath. I struggled with Tome of the Undergate too.

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I'll add in.

I loved the Tolkien books growing up, but I can barely get through them now.

I tried The Steel Remains but it falls into the didn't finish. I couldn't get through The Fionavar Tapestry by GGK. I read up to book 9 of The Wheel of Time. I had to give up on The Fell Sword. The Django Waxler books were another series I started and couldn't get into.

I am glad to see some other books that I did enjoy like the Rothfuss and Abercrombie books making appearances in this topic. Parity is a good thing.

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I'm sure we all encounter them. Books that everyone who reads the genre loves and recommends to you on a near daily basis.

I'm sure my list runs about waist high in regards to books that people have loved but at this moment I am focusing on Elantris. My wife loves the book, every review I have read of it states that it is a good book but I am struggling with it. I am 37% done and it has been a fight. I don't mind books with moments of devious politicking, and self reflection but this book seems to be nothing but politicking. At least at this point. My wife keeps telling me that it builds momentum as it goes...I hope it does.

So to pass the time, I have also picked up Red Rising.

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Prince of Fools - Mark Lawrence. I enjoyed it. I think I enjoyed it more than Prince of Thorns.

Tome of the Undergates - Sam Sykes. I wanted to read this because I want to read City Stained Red. But this was a struggle. I found that in the first 425 pages there was very little character development and suddenly in the last 75 pages there was oodles (yes oodles) of character development. 

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