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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Anyone with an idea when part 3 will be?
« on: November 29, 2017, 05:48:03 AM »

Possibly discussed somewhere else here, but still. Does anyone have an idea when the third part of Patrick Rothfuss' "The Name of the Wind", "A Wise Mans Fear" series will materialize? I've been having a look at our local SF/F bookshop from time to time but, nothing ... I actually like the Auri novella (even if it was priced a bit high) but read the warning before buying it, and procrastinated a bit too.
So, when's a "Real Thing" to happen?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / "Love" or "Hate" books
« on: October 28, 2015, 09:29:13 AM »
I recently finished The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss and loved. But as the author himself says it's a weird story, not for everyone, I was curious to sample what others have thought of it. And found that you either love it or hate it (rarely do we find anyone giving it a 3 on a scale 1-5; it usually 1 ... or 4+). One of the more apt "reviews" simply said "I was not in for a slow regard of silent things".

How many other books have recieve such completely opposite reviews? I know of books in my shelf I simply can't get in to (at least now) for example Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson but that isn't really the same thing. Anyone got examples?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / The name of things
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:04:38 AM »
As I've now started reading the second installment of the Kingkiller Chronicle, I really need to get this sorted.
A basic "fact" of the fantasy genre whether it is high-fantasy, urban or anything else with any relation to magic is that there is powerful magic in names.  Of course, the Kingkiller Chronicle series is a prime example the first part being called "The Name of the Wind". But countless authors has been using this idea.

So, where does this come from? What origin does the idea have, bot in fiction and in "non-fiction" (outside fantasy in what at some point would have been fact, or at least our neo-pagan/viccan friends would call fact).

This central theme appeals to me, so I would seriously like to know it's origin.

Introductions / By way of hello - a weird dream
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:42:29 AM »
New here =)

I started reading Widdershins (Charles de Lindt) last week and am enjoying it so far. I also fell ill last week and strangely enough I've had the same dream two nights running now that I have the energy to read at bed time again. As you all probably know Widdershins has an ordinary world and a (more or less hidden) fairy world interacting. Now the dream I've had for two night now is that I have som kind of weird notebook, where I am supposed to find links and information on "supernatural" phenomena and copy it from (into?) one of two sections of the notebook to be able to continue my dream. Alas, despite my best efforts I fail to find out how things fit from the hidden supernatural part into the normal part of the notebook, my dream runs out of fuel and I wake up.

Pretty weird - two nights ... And starting to read a de Lindt book with a bit the same theme =) It's probably just the fever but still ...

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