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Think I started off on the wrong page there :-[  You will have read Hounded by now Eclipse!

I've decided to read dead witch walking  for my next novel to read borrowed from the local library, then after reading some other threads I will try hounded and then Toby Daye, so many authors to try  ;D

Eclipse  - loved Hounded and following whole series. If you like  Celtic myths and Norse deities behaving like brats and lots of off beat  humour, plus the best Irish Wolfhound you can imagine you will love this book.

General Discussion / Re: A Thank You to the Forum
« on: March 16, 2014, 09:46:47 PM »
Well life extension is getting better and better these days, and age reversing drugs have been made, though they're not the end all and be all. If you can last a decade or two my dear fellow, you'll be golden. And a question, how has fantasy evolved over the years in your eyes, and when was the "golden era" if you will.

Thank you so much for that great comment, Algon, exactly the kind of brilliant suggestion I should have expected from here - with renewed hope I will look  forward to  the necessary potions   ;D   
The question is a great one and I will answer with my thoughts,  but you may have woken a sleeping dragon - how many chapters would you like?  Seriously, six decades of reading needs time and consideration before reply.

BTW Lady Ty.................

General Discussion / Re: A Thank You to the Forum
« on: March 16, 2014, 08:15:06 AM »
As a newcomer I am delighted to join in the thanks for a friendly, inclusive and incredibly interesting forum. I don't contribute as often as I should, because although I have read all kinds of SFF in the past, I tend to concentrate on the amazing new urban fantasy that just keeps coming, but I do read and enjoy many of the other threads and read the main articles daily. Thank you, Overlord, all moderators, admin and contributors for creating such a pleasure.  Thank you Chill for starting this with such a great tribute.

I suspect I am most ancient of members and as reader only, never a writer, the range and depth of imagination coming out in the fantasy world nowadays leaves me in complete awe and wonderment.  I wish I was teenage again with long, long years ahead to enjoy it all.   In this respect, something I find especially wonderful and unique to this Forum is the enthusiasm, care, help and encouragement given, in every way possible, to young writers starting out.  Fantasy Faction Writers section and the moderators who run it and all who contribute.  Nurture the talent, the world needs fantasy like never before and will continue to do so -  my greatest respects to you all.

[Jan 2014] - Betrayal / Re: [Jan 2014] Betrayal - Voting Thread
« on: February 07, 2014, 08:28:02 AM »
Thank you to all the writers. I enjoyed reading all the Betrayal entries and also wished I could vote for more than one, it was hard to choose. :)

Sir Terry always does such great interviews and it is a happiness to hear what he has to say.  Tom Chivers dealt with Sir Terry's illness in such a thoughtful honest manner that it genuinely helped to know more about it and  understand how it affects him and his writing.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Terry Pratchett reading order
« on: November 05, 2013, 10:22:23 PM »
Overlord, many thanks for passing on that great chart, it is excellent and makes perfect sense. Unfortunately The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic were the first of Discworld and have put many off, but the other books only got better and better from there on.  Rincewind books are not the best, except The Lost Continent, perhaps more easily appreciated by Aussies who get all the local jokes. 

Highly recommend you give The Watch novels a go, way ahead my personal favourites and many other fans agree.  His main character in them, Sam Vimes is brilliant, and the overall interaction of the team amazing and fun but there is so much more social comment as satire quietly sneaking in.  Terry Pratchett's imagination leaves me in complete awe.

Guess your TBR must be skyhigh, so just a suggestion  ;D

All good recommendations here and I would also throw Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy into the mix. Its great fantasy but with a lot of laugh out loud moments!

Just wanted to second this suggestion by Che Golden for anyone still looking for nine year old reads- Skullduggery Pleasant was a hit  in our family and each new book awaited with impatience. The adults enjoyed it too.

Thanks Lejays and Elfy for your comments.  I am definitely not a fan of Molly, but at the start of this part she is only a confused teen. Still, she was going well as time went on and then fell apart in Ghost Story, and that annoyed me , but I haven't finished yet so shouldn't judge too hard.  Murph has always been way my favourite female, she is so down to earth and  impressive, yet without any magic and with all those dumb colleagues generally unsupportive.  Can't wait to see how her place in everything eventually works out. If she gets killed off I shall probably write and abuse Jim Butcher, but there are bound to be more sacrifices coming up. Please, please not Mouse.

I also was sorry to see the end of Lash and thought the way that whole thing with the coin was worked out was brilliant. Wonder if the evil Lasciel will ever re -emerge?   Personally would be bound to fall for Thomas, who will probably die too, but also curious about Marcone.  In Side Jobs definitely enjoyed the shorts with them telling in first person.

The end of Changes absolutely floored me, it was so unexpected, although I realise it was time for a completely new  direction, and heading more  from local to international and with so many different factions coming on board.   I suspect some of these characters like Ivy and Kincaid, Knights etc  could support a whole different series in the future once Harry ends. I am glad Jim Butcher is heading for 20 as that is enough, I don't think any series should go on too long as it inevitably gets weak, unless they side track into books about individual characters and associated worlds like all the Weiss and Hickman books did.

After complaining about a need for Who's Who I did what I should have done in the first place - googled ,  Wiki does a good summary of heaps of them here .

Agree with Lejays it is getting extremely dark and although it is exciting and fun I have become careful who I recommend it to,  as the White Court gets rather carried away.  Once I get started tend to go on a bit, but also must explain other commitments keep me busy so not always quick to reply.
You have left me dying to know about your reaction at end of Changes, Lejays -  Elfy nobly didn't tell on you after all. Let me guess................"Thank goodness that's over"  ........or, like me,  a less polite very short expression of shock??

yep start one Lady Ty, don't think I've read cold days yet my tbr pile too big since I joined here haha

Oh please feel free to start a spoiler thread, Lady Ty. I'd love to talk about the books with people and my undying love for Molly Carpenter.

Thanks so much, Elfy and Eclipse, I've just started thread  for books 8 to 12 - will write more gradually, there is so much now in each book may need to re read some of them .  Don't know what I did with the quotes ???

Hi Dresden fans
As these next  five books in the Dresden Files have got more and more complicated I hope there are a few out there who would like to chat about them.  I have included 8 to 12 but deliberately kept number 13, Ghost Story, separate for now as the whole direction of Harry's purpose and life is changing.

There are also Side Jobs (short stories) and  Cold Days after Ghost Story and Skin Game due out early next year, plenty to go, don't know what I'd do without a Dresden to read or reread. Some I have on Audible read by James Marsters (Spike from Buffy) and he is brilliant as the voice of Harry, but gets every other character just right for me as well. Any other audible Dresden fans out there? We could have another thread discussing the voices.

However I'll try not to get carried away, back to this thread with the following:

Proven Guilty, White Night, Small Favor, Turn Coat and Changes

 As very general comment a whole lot of changes, surprises, shocks  and new cross relationships  happen in these books, as well as the usual bad ass action, treachery and Harry battered and almost dead often.   Fantastic.

Molly Carpenter is definitely growing up and features more in each story, the Summer and Winter Fae are fighting as usual, misusing Harry and entrapping him with new owed favours whenever possible, and the Vampire Red Court continues to be superbly evil, manipulative and malicious.  We get to know a lot more about Harry's past and also about his half brother Thomas.

There are now so many characters in the Dresden Files it is hard to keep track of Who's Who', and new ones come in every book. Wish Jim Butcher would bring out a Dresden Companion like TP did for Discworld. :)

So far I haven't spoilered but this is going to be impossible for more comment .  Anyway, this is the starter post and I will add more gradually, but please join in and  comment anyone and everyone  - how can you not ALL be Dresden fans??

Please can we start a new thread to cover all the later Dresden Files up to and including Cold Days and ready for Skin Game which is out in 2014? Or may I just start ones on individual books in the Books Specific Spoiler thread? I am desperate to talk to others who have read or are reading Side Jobs and Ghost Story but don't want to bring massive spoilers on board

..............Has anyone read Broken Homes yet? I got my copy just the other day, and oh my, the ending...
Hi Emzilyn, another newbie Australian here, also a big fan of Ben Aaronovitch. I am from UK originally and know central London fairly well so the Rivers series are extra special for me.  I can understand it makes following harder if you've no idea where places are in relation to each other. On the other hand, the bookcovers have amazingly interesting maps on them which should help. 
Glad someone else has read Broken Homes, I was left in shock.   Don't know how to put spoilers in here yet, so will just say I hope it's not another whole year before Ben writes the next new book.  ;)

Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: September 21, 2013, 10:59:24 AM »
G'day Lady Ty, always nice to have another Aussie based poster here. I have to say as a fan of Ben Aaronovitch's Folly books, I love the name. We have an urban fantasy section here, you'd be a welcome visitor to it.
Thanks for the G'day, Elfy, also pleased to see another Aussie and an Asterix fan around. :)

Introductions / Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« on: September 21, 2013, 01:57:36 AM »
Hi everyone
I was born and grew up in UK but now I live in Australia. Just found this amazing forum through Twitter and am thrilled to find so much to explore. Grew up loving fantasy from LOTR, David Eddings, Raymond Feist, Dragonlance etc and all the quest classics. Now hooked on urban fantasy, especially Ben Aaronovitch, Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne. Just now reading The Name of The Wind and loving it.    Good to be here. ;D

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