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High Planes Drifter (Merkabah Rider #1) - Edward Erdelac
Jewish gunslinger hunting supernatural evil. Lots of explicit violence purely for shock value. Not really invested in either story not protagonist. Meh.

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) - Jay Kristoff
Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)

Book 1 was a darker and more adult version of red Sister. Taut and gripping. Very good.
Book 2 was a rehash of Book 1 in different setting without furthering the plot. Meh.

A King's Bargain (Legend of Tal #1) - JDL Rosell
Picked up from SPFBO. Decent read, though characters and plot need to be refined more.

Dart - Dale Renton
An enjoyable sci-fi light read. Story, characters are all well above average. Liked it.

Peace Talks (The Dresden Files, #16) - Jum Butcher
A placeholder for next book. Just so so.

Lord of Light - Roger Zelanzy
Brilliant sci-fi book. Very novel, refreshing and really entertaining. Highly recommended.


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Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Bill & Ted 3
« on: August 01, 2020, 01:55:52 PM »
Awesome movies.

Have to check if trailers are out for this.

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I've been debating between Ancillary Justice and Revelation Space for some time now.

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Giants are a curious race who can be on both the good and evil sides with equal ease. Portray a good troll and it'll be called subverting the trope, but somehow Giants seem to be above those tropes. Good, evil, cunning, helpful...they are probably the most versatile race other than Humans and Dragons.

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And welcome back @Eclipse !

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Yup. Make a nice hot cuppa tea, sit down by the window to read with the pleasant background of rain splatter. Bliss.

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Shadow of a Dead God - Patrick Samphire.

Picked this from the latest SPFBO. Started off well, light hearted and a bit of humour running through. Fingers crossed.

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Conan books
Mists of Avalon maybe.

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Non-Fantasy Books / Re: Thriller recomendation
« on: July 28, 2020, 09:38:26 PM »
I used to love Perry Mason books when I was growing up.

Below straddles detective/thriller genres.

Lee Child's Jack Reacher books
Pendergast series by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Thrillers are a bigger segment, Jeffery Deaver (psychopaths), Robin Cook (medical), Michael Crichton (sci-fi), John Grisham (legal) will give you some options.

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@tebakutis is Supremacy's shadow no longer in Kindle? How do I get hold of it?

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Shaun the Sheep  8)

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Well, he keeps churning doorstoppers at regular intervals, so I won't bregrudge him.

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Got a million for collectors editions of his books, wow!

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Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3).

Book 2 (Godsgrave) went a long way to cool down any interest I may have had in this series, but the twist at end and prospect of leaving a series unfinished combine to make me pick this up reluctantly. Fingers crossed, I power through this quick and this will be a better book.
Interesting. I liked book two a lot. :)

I didn't find it that believable.
- For a assassin she ignores her trained methods (which Ashlinn suggests) and chooses a spectacle instead. No matter how good an assassin she is, fighting a trained gladiator is a daunting task and near impossible to beat.
- Gladiators needs muscle more and that compromises stealth. I can't believe one person can be best in both.
- And we've seen the train for objective done in book 1. Doing it again in a different setting without progressing the overall plot felt stale. About 5% of the book moved the overall plot and other 95% was just repeats.

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General Discussion / Re: Funny age poll
« on: July 23, 2020, 04:51:40 PM »
30-50 is too wide. I'd choose 30-40 more than 40-50 definitely.

But anyway post 30 is probably best period. I had my own income, settled out on my own and peak of independence with money.

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