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Speaker for the Dead was written/being written first, but Orson Scott Card decided he needed a story to explain Enders back story so Enders Game came about

So in a way its a prequel but also not

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Not sure it counts

But Enders Game is kind of a prequel to Speaker for the Dead

I prefer Speaker for the Dead I think its a far more insightful book

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I believe I'm

@tanajerner

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The Count Of Monte Cristo
Speaker For The Dead
Words of Radience

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Books you are waiting for???
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:52:14 PM »
Can't say I know all the books or series names but

Brent Week's (surprised he has no love yet)
Peter V Brett
Brandon Sanderson I'm reading 2 or 3 of his series at the moment so any of them would be great
Terry Pratchett I read anything he prints and there's always another one
Scott Lynch

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Words of Radiance Discussion
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:39:57 PM »
I forgot to say

I wanted to see more of Wit and I mean a lot more his character interests me more than the rest and a shame he got such short shrift

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Words of Radiance Discussion
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:37:11 PM »
I read it pretty quickly and enjoyed it but I do feel there was a lot of generic parts to it.

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Kaladin losing his power until he realises what it truly means to be the hero
Shallan killing her mother and father was obvious and was just waiting for it to happen.

The whole Kaladin being beat down thing got tedious after a bit but the redemption made it worth it. Shallan joining the ghostbloods was interesting I'm waiting for the masked woman to be revealed as Navani or Sedeas wife.

I'm not really a fan of generic the good guys can't kill bad guys even when the bad guys kill everyone. I find it tedious writing and glad Adolin killed Sedeas but I fear that's going to mean Adolin is going to turn bad.

It just really irritates me Kaladin can kill Szeth because he is an assassin but killing other people that have killed is a no no. Its my bug bear I guess I'm tired of it in books and on TV/movies its just stupid logic to me

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Ross Steps Down From Hugos...
« on: March 02, 2014, 09:41:28 PM »
I think Ross would have been a good host. He is a comedian and I have yet to see one that doesn't offend someone, actually I have yet to meet anyone on this entire planet, that doesn't offend someone.

A comedian I really like called Steve Hughes does a joke on offended and basically says so what? grow up, we tell our children sticks and stones will break our bones but words will never hurt us

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHMoDt3nSHs[/youtube]

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Fantasy Art / Fan Art / Re: AW: Fantasy Town Map - Arlridge
« on: February 15, 2014, 09:42:00 PM »
Looks really cool, but (there's always a but ;)) in a medieval/fantasy setting a town would be much closer to the river. I'd say a bit more to the right, in the bow of the river would be the most logical place for it. :)
 


Before I even saw this comment I thought most towns get built around a river/ main focal point of a town. This looks a little like the houses are facing away from it and doesn't feel like the main focal point.

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Have you thought about classic sci-fi like Ender's Game, Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy and their subsequent series?

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It's going to be gravity it ticks all the right boxes for being voted

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No more so than Renna...

I'm wondering, does *anybody* like Renna?
It just seems that even the people who are big fans think that she's awful... or doing things she shouldn't...


I think she has been written very poorly, she goes from being beaten and raped constantly, to a strong independent woman, who trust and adores her man. A strong comparison can be made with Leesha and her mum. the characters don't seem to make logical sense.

The horrible country bumbkin way she talks seems to have affected Arlen turning him into some sort of dolt. The "deliverer" is supposed to be a special man and if all it takes is for you to ward yourself eat some ichor then why on earth is there a problem with the corelings. She drags his character down instead of inhancing it

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The person who got me reading fantasy books on mass would be Terry Pratchett an author that gets over looked I believe and a series of books unrivalled.

I had read a fair few authors before him and read from about 8 I used to spend all my money on books as a child

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I like the series but some things bother me. All the characters pick up and learn things to perfectly to quickly for me that makes them unlikeable.

No more so than Renna the whole love story, declaring her love constantly, the way she talks, the fact she is becoming like Arlen with wards and fighting, damages his characters development in the story. Every line of dialogue involving her became painful and made me  nauseous

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