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Sci-Fi, Horror, YA & Urban Fantasy Books / H. P. Lovecraft
« on: July 05, 2020, 04:22:50 AM »
I'm not really sure where to post this, but here goes. I've always been quite interested in dark, morbid stories like that of Edgar Allan Poe's work, and recently I've taken an interest in works by H. P. Lovecraft. Would anyone recommend them?

So, I'm doing a reread of the series, and I'm wondering whether I should read the Cursed Child as well. I've gotten the book instantly after it came out, but I've heard that it's pretty horrible, thus I came to ask other's opinions on the book, hahah.  ;D

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Sir Terry Prachett Books
« on: April 29, 2020, 05:49:24 AM »
Hey guys due to this trying time I've been trying to find new humorous books to read, and I remembered about Sit Terry Prachett's works. If I liked Good Omens (the tv series), is there a chance that I'd like Sir Terry's other works too? And I heard he's got like a whole omnibus of works, which one should someone new to him start with?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Post Quarantine Trends
« on: April 25, 2020, 05:28:29 AM »
I've heard someone mentioned on facebook that even after the crisis is over, there would probably be a change in the trends of novel in the publishing industry, that there would be less of grimdark and more of the lighthearted, escapism type of fantasy. I personally agreed with this (although I'm extremely bias, since I never liked grimdark much). With the pandemic, the loss of lives, the loss of jobs, the economic depression, I think people would probably preferred something lighter during these trying times. What do you think will be the trend of the publishing world past this crisis?

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Harry Dresden vs Lord Voldermort
« on: April 23, 2020, 04:28:45 AM »
Reading Harry Potter recently got me thinking. Who would win in a straight up fight (with preparations), between Harry Dresden and Lord Voldermort? Harry seemed to have more battle oriented magic on his hands in addition to his gun and other magic amulets. I personally think Harry would've blasted Lord Voldermort and his Death Eaters into the nether, hahah.

Hello, I've recently noticed that I am a fan favorite of books/ films/ medias where the main protagonist "break the social boundaries", as I've heard earlier in some article. It's those MCs who are somewhat villainous in nature, do some morally questionable things, but is still the main characters and likable to some degree. I'm currently looking for books with this type of character as the MC. 

Some examples from books would be Jorg Ancrath from the Broken Empire, Edrin Walker from the Age of Tyranny (mostly in the second book though)
Some examples from films/ series would be Walter What a.k.a. Heisenberg from Breaking Bad, Thomas Shelby from Peaky Blinders, Tylder Durden from Fight Club, Scarface, Joker from the new Joker movie, Jordan Belfort from the Wolf of Wall Street, Barry Seal from American Made.

Writers' Corner / Writing Sequels
« on: November 01, 2019, 03:10:16 AM »
Despite the warning that I should never start a sequel unless the first one got signs of being published, I did went and start writing my sequel anyway, hehe. I know, I know, but it's the only bookish idea I've got in my head right now, and my idea of trying to write another novel kind of got stuck half way and didn't laid out as well as I'd expected it to. So, what do you guys think about writing sequels, and have you ever done the same thing?

General Discussion / Models/ Action Figures
« on: October 02, 2019, 08:55:51 AM »
Anyone here collects models/ action figures? So far I have Geralt of Rivia, a Nazgul, Drogon from GOT, and three knights. I'm planning to buy this from ebay, but hoo boy it is expensive.


Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Fantasy Subreddit
« on: September 19, 2019, 07:44:20 AM »
What do you guys think about that site? Just this morning I went to ask some suggestions on that subreddit for the very first time regarding the prologue of my novel, and I just ended up with extremely confusing comments like, "we had a cap of 6,000 words", and comments on the story that doesn't make sense at all, as if that person is reading another story entirely. I had no idea what they were talking about, seriously. 

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Quick Book Recommendations Again
« on: September 16, 2019, 09:45:34 AM »
Alrightyyy, some novel discounts just arrived from my usual bookstore again, and I'll need some novel recommendations once more. I have bought the first book of the Ketty Jay from the recommendation last time (haven't read that yet), and was thinking about buying our Cameron Johnston's The Traitor God this time, would you guys recommend the book to me based on my past reading preferences?

I'm also looking at Rivers of London, what are your thoughts on it?

So I've seen this image being posted on the FF facebook group a few times now, and I thought it was a pretty darn awesome idea, so here goes. What would you think of Harry Dresden as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher at Hogwarts?

I bet the book's going to start with "Hogwarts is on fire and it wasn't my fault."  ;D

(I'd love love love to read a fanfiction of this, by the way)

Writers' Corner / Looking for beta readers
« on: August 09, 2019, 11:33:07 AM »
Hello guys, another thread by me. I'm looking for beta readers for my first ever novel. It's extremely action centric, with loads of bloody action and inspired by Japanese mythology type of fictional world. The story revolves around half-man, half-yokai (demon), crow-winged warriors who are giant slayers. Do post here or message me if anyone is interested!  :D

Writers' Corner / Finished my novel, now what?
« on: August 09, 2019, 11:30:56 AM »
Hello guys. I've just finished the first draft of my first ever novel. So now, what should I do next? I'm doing some edits on the spellings, names, spacing, and some other minor issues in the story, but should I start looking for a publishing agent in the meantime? Could anyone recommend me some publishing agents that would be interested in an extremely action-centric, eastern style fantasy story about crow-winged giantslayers?

Sorry for the longgg topic, hahah. Ever since I've joined this forum in like 2016 I've met a lot of people who I used to see a lot on here, but not anymore. I used to talk with @Lady Ty a lot, and had no idea where she had went off to for quite a while now. @Nora and @JMack used to post a lot too, and Nora came back once in a while nowadays. @The Gem Cutter I used to see really lot, he just pops in nowadays. There was the time when I was pretty new that we got to know @Ana Stephens and @CameronJohnston back before they published their books and became famous too, and they have gave some really great advice to me, both writing and non-writing related, which I truly appreciated. Also @Ryan Mueller, I had no idea if his book got famous or anything.

What about you? Whom did you used to see really often here but not anymore? (I'm sure Scarlet will have 10 massive tomes of her history here for us to read, heheh  ;D)

Edit: Apologies, Eclipse will probably have another 10 tomes ready too, haha.  :D

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Really quick book advice needed
« on: July 22, 2019, 06:02:09 AM »
Hello folks, I've got a promo code for my usual online bookstore that lasted only until 24 of this month (2 more days), so I need some really quick suggestions on what should I get. I'm planning to order Retribution Falls (Ketty Jay #1), One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence, and one another book, but I had a real hard time deciding what it should be from a pretty big list. Here goes:

1. Priest of Bones by Peter Mclean
2. Blackwings by Ed Mcdonald
3. The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett
4. Greatcoats by Sebastian De Castell
5. Copper Cat by Jen Williams
6.  The Tower of Living and Dying by Ana Smith Sparks?

To be frank, I actually had a habit of DNF'ing a lot of grimdark that didn't suit my taste, which could really vary from time to time. I like the Broken Empire but not Promise of Blood. I immensely doesn't like Godblind. I don't really like the Grimdark parts in Night's Angel trilogy and only finished it due to the action. I'm alright with ASOIF and Blood Song. I love the Gentlemen Bastards. I DNF'd Senlin Ascends. I'm kind of moderate with Court of Broken Knives. I kind of like the Riyria series, but the ponderous writing sometimes almost put me to sleep and I had to skipped almost half of the first book to finish it.

From these preferences which book from the list should I choose? I have already DNF'd a lot of books and each time that became quite a waste of money since I prefer paper copies. Thank you so much for the assistance! 

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