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[Sep 2013] - Battles / Re: [September 2013] Battles - Submission Thread
« on: September 16, 2013, 03:46:08 AM »


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Have posted a part of a story here: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?topic=5307.0

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:53:03 AM »
Just started Assassin's Apprentice. Has been cool so far!

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Just launched on Kickstarter...the names behind it and the concept art looks awesome.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1300298569/project-phoenix-japans-indie-rpg-feat-aaa-talent

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Currently playing Shadowrun Returns and Darksiders. The former has been a blast!

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Not much interest ? :D

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Thank you Inextremis. Happy you like it!

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Hi all,

I am planning to write a series of short stories on my blog. The stories are set in the world I had first written about in a story for the March Writing Contest (Good Luck, Random Citizen)

I have written a short post, introducing the world and the setting on my blog:

http://thelazyengine.wordpress.com/the-mandolin-chronicles-2/
http://thelazyengine.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/tmc-about-the-world/

What do you guys think? The first link is a general write up about the reasons I am starting this project. The second link is the world description and setting. Would appreciate feedback :) Thanks!


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Finished The wise man's fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I agree that the story did not move ahead much. The part with Felurian was kind of ...dont know what...extreme fantasy in a book trying to be 'practical fantasy' feels weird (deus ex machina in a way?). Some brilliant writing though. Since its basically the narration of a man narrating his autobiography, the character of Kvothe seems very rich now. I went through the 1000 odd pages in 4 days, including a whole Sunday of non-stop reading.
 I love the books.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The one book
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:01:19 AM »
I  have read Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess' Stardust several times. Even now, as I am thinking of the book while writing this, I want to go home and read it again. It's a beautiful book, in narration and also in illustration.

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I've seen a lot of people get a bit annoyed by Kvothe's sheer 'awesomeness' and I have to admit that bugged me too.

This is interesting. Agreed, he got into the univ real young n impressed the masters like crazy, but I also feel he is supremely vulnerable. Ambrose more often than not getting better of him, the whippings for something Ambrose initiated, the nobles gone against him, frequent issues with his lute, his lady love with other men and disappearing too often, Devi kickin his a**, ....so ok he is a brilliant kid with amazing skills in music, but I don't see him going awesome over anybody, be it thugs or his masters. Every encounter with anyone leaves him with more he has lost than gained. In comparison, The Painted Man is so awesome there is not much that can touch him. I really like the vulnerability Rothfuss has brought into Kvothe'.character, and I actually now find myself waiting for him to go all awesome and unleash a can of whupa** on the world in the manner of the hero he is. He has suffered quite a bit.

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I finished The Name of the Wind yesterday, loved it! Have started Wise man's Fear now...and am already 250+ pages into it after almost 4 hours of continuous reading.

I have sensed a few people here don't like these books that much...why is that? Just looking for a different POV, because I am loving them quite a bit.
 

Hmm... I think the general consensus is the lack of anything truly unique and how Rothfuss enjoys meandering off into all sorts of directions. Correct me if I'm wrong!

Personally, it's one of the first epic fantasies I read so the lack of uniqueness didn't affect me at all and I actually quite liked the meandering.. except the fairy bit. You'll see what I mean.

Yes, I agree about the meandering too. And he does it at such times that sometimes I feel he has too much of an affinity for cliffhangers. It grated on me more than once, and there were points when I just wanted Old Cob to finish his food, shut up n leave!

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I finished The Name of the Wind yesterday, loved it! Have started Wise man's Fear now...and am already 250+ pages into it after almost 4 hours of continuous reading.

I have sensed a few people here don't like these books that much...why is that? Just looking for a different POV, because I am loving them quite a bit.
 

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Don't fear for your fantasy heart! ;)

Never again! :D

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Reading The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I tried reading Dune and Ender' Game before this, but for some reason neither could hold me. I was getting worried about this, did not want the realisation to dawn on me that Fantasy was done. But then Name of the wind had me from page 1 n I am a happy man again!

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