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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What did you read in February?
« on: March 12, 2017, 12:25:24 PM »
The First Confessor - Terry Goodkind    3/5
The Gods Return - David Drake            3/5
NOS4A2 - Joe Hill                                3/5
Persuader - Lee Child                           4/5
Emperor of Thorns - Mark Lawrence      5/5

Kind of a bleh month of reading except for Mark's book.
 

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Pick a book for me! (Eclipse)
« on: March 06, 2017, 04:10:26 PM »
I can't believe more people haven't voted for Heroes Die. One of if not my favorite fantasy series ever. It's very violent so maybe it's not for everyone. Regardless, that was my vote.
I don't think very many people have read it. The only time I seem to see it mentioned is in the context "why haven't more people read Heroes Die/Acts of Caine?"

(In my case, the three I haven't read (Heroes Die, Thousand Names and Beyond Redemption) are all on my Amazon wishlist. I've been close to buying The Thousand Names recently, but I'm trying to keep a lid on my acquisitions so have held off until I read some more of the hundreds of unread books I already own.)

Heroes Die is the only one I've read on that list. Emperor's Blades is on my list though. Heard of Thousand Names.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Pick a book for me! (Eclipse)
« on: March 06, 2017, 01:22:50 PM »
I can't believe more people haven't voted for Heroes Die. One of if not my favorite fantasy series ever. It's very violent so maybe it's not for everyone. Regardless, that was my vote.

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Delaney, you hit that on the head. Echoed my thoughts almost exactly when I read those books. One of my all time favorite fantasy series.

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Red Harvest - Joe Schreiber  3/5

The Night Eternal - Guillermo del Toro  3/5

Caine's Law - Matthew Stover  5/5

Prince of Thorns - Mark Lawrence  5/5

Breakthroughs - Harry Turtledove  4/5

Horns - Joe Hill  5/5

Good month. Got a lot of reading done. Had a couple of disappointments but also a couple of gems. I really liked Prince of Thorns and Horns, and of course I absolutely loved the entire Acts of Caine series, Caine's Law being the final book. The final book was confusing in parts but ultimately satisfying.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Favorite
« on: February 27, 2016, 03:30:11 PM »
The whole idea behind the story in Horns by Joe Hill was pretty original I thought. One of those books where I kept thinking... where is he going with this?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The Longest Book
« on: February 13, 2016, 01:00:13 AM »
Worth it: The Stand by Stephen King.  One of my all time favorite books.

Not worth it: The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny.  This might be cheating since it was an anthology with all the amber books in it, but that's how I bought it. The first half was alright. The second half felt like it would take the rest of my life to finish.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The Night's Watch ASoIaF
« on: January 06, 2016, 09:18:10 PM »
Yes it makes the story much more complicated and a bear to read sometimes, but if you only had the one storyline of what is happening at the wall, some of my favorite characters wouldn't really be in the books as much. ie Tyrion, Joffrey, Theon. I don't know about anyone else, but Tyrion is one of my favorite characters ever. Not just in this series.

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I had a pretty good month. Got lots of reading done.

Shadow of the Hegemon - Orson Scott Card  4/5  I like all the Ender and now Shadow books. This one is no exception. Maybe not as good as Ender's Shadow, but still pretty good.

The Illearth War - Stephen R. Donaldson 3/5  Better than the first book in the series, but still not great. Just good enough that I want to read more.

The King of the Crags - Stephen Deas 3/5  Again better than the first book. Started out slow as I couldn't remember the first one well and there is no wiki page for this series, but ended pretty good.

The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson 4/5  Really liked this book. Not as good as the first 3 Mistborn books, but this felt like kind of a set-up book for the rest of the series. We'll see.

Summer Knight - Jim Butcher 5/5  I love the Dresden books. I like all the books I have read from Jim Butcher. Hope to read his new series soon.

A Crown Imperiled - Raymond Feist 4/5  Old fashioned fantasy that was surprisingly good. I have been reading Feist's books since I was in middle school. Took me a while to read this one after owning it for over a year. Much better than the previous book. Interested to see how the series ends.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Binge reading complete series?
« on: December 22, 2015, 09:37:59 PM »
I never read two books from the same series in a row. I am obsessed with randomness (OCD much?). I have a list of books that I want to read that I pick from. I go through admittedly ridiculous lengths to ensure than the book I read is random. I'm going to leave it at that. I don't want to elaborate on the extent of my insanity any more than I have already.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Highlights/lowlights of 2015?
« on: December 19, 2015, 10:57:15 PM »
Sorry if there is already a thread. I didn't see one.

I was wondering everyone's most loved and most hated books of 2015.

Highlights
The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
Red Country - Joe Abercrombie
Caine Black Knife - Matthew Stover

Lowlights
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula LeGuin
Cugel the Clever - Jack Vance
The Illearth War - Stephen Donaldson

I loved the books you have a lowlights and haven't read any of the authors you have as highlights :)

Don't worry Mark. Nobody's perfect.  ;)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Highlights/lowlights of 2015?
« on: December 17, 2015, 01:30:57 AM »
I very much enjoyed Blood of Elves, The Book of Hyperborea, and Night Winds.
I was rather underwhelmed by The Sword of Destiny and Kull: Exile of Atlantis. I had expected more.
Big disappointments of the year were The Tombs of Athuan (Earthsea #2) and Tome of the Undergates.

Did you enjoy A Wizard of Earthsea and wanted to keep reading, or were you giving her one more chance? I'm not giving her another chance. lol

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Highlights/lowlights of 2015?
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:37:02 PM »
Sorry if there is already a thread. I didn't see one.

I was wondering everyone's most loved and most hated books of 2015.

Highlights
The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
Red Country - Joe Abercrombie
Caine Black Knife - Matthew Stover

Lowlights
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula LeGuin
Cugel the Clever - Jack Vance
The Illearth War - Stephen Donaldson

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Most Evil Character in Fantasy
« on: December 10, 2015, 08:02:14 PM »
I always had a hard time taking Darken Rahl seriously. Between the quasi-Satanic rituals, the pedophile as his right-hand man, his anti-Confessor campaign, and his corps of wizard-killing dominatrices, it always felt like Darken Rahl would amuse himself by punching kittens if some intrepid editor at Tor hadn't said, "Terry, I think the readers will get the point."

Hahaha. I just had to thumbs up this statement. There's evil, and there's comically evil. Darken Rahl was definitely an "I'm evil just to be evil!" villain, which, while possibly entertaining, is not nearly as memorable as a villain with a genuine cause and principles (classic example: Grand Admiral Thrawn).

Just had a mental image of Darken Rahl dressed like Pennywise the clown from It. Actually, Pennywise is a good evil character for this list as well.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Most Evil Character in Fantasy
« on: December 08, 2015, 11:18:54 PM »
Good call on The Limper. Loved that character. Also liked Darken Rahl. He was really evil.

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