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It's over, and ohmygawd! What an amazing ending and amazing book, I think this was my favourite of the 3!

I cried. Yes, I admit it, but I dare anyone not to. It's not a spoiler to say that not everyone good (and maybe bad...) survives in the end :'(
(BAD Anna >:()

The different locations worked better in this book than the last one, in my opinion, as I felt they were more evenly balanced.
And I love this writing style: have short chapters from different characters' POV but all within the same scene (instead of using the change in character/POV to move the story to another place). Anna and John Gwynne are the ones that do this wonderfully!

I think everyone who likes their fantasy a bit more 'heavy' and grimdark should read this trilogy, and I can't wait to see what Anna writes next :D

Edit: I only read book reviews after I've finished the book (does that make me odd?), and I've just checked Fantasy Hive's review by Mike Evans (it doesn't have spoilers for this book 3).
It starts like this and I agree 100% ;D (except the feelings, I don't really mind hehe)
The Good: Everything. Seriously. *SPOILERS*


The Ugly Truth: THIS. IS. HOW. YOU. END. A. SERIES. (If I could somehow capitalise a full stop I would use it in this review.) Pulse-pounding drama and action to the heart-breaking end. 11/10, A++, all of the stars.

Always useful :)

Poor Inky :(
It seems you need professional help, can you ask your doctor?

Also, I would add that your condition falls under illness and/or disability. Is there a way to warn employers in advance of your problems, so that they don't automatically dismiss you when you have your episodes? It seems you're very much aware afterwards of what you did wrong, so waiting for you to go back and apologise/explain what happened before taking action might be helpful.
Then again, I'm not sure about disability laws in Thailand...

Writers' Corner / Re: Do you want to contribute to the Main Site?
« on: October 18, 2019, 11:45:01 AM »
Oh, no need to be embarrassed!
She's the main site editor, number 2 in Fantasy Faction after Marc Aplin :)

Marc's in the UK, but now that he's gone into politics he doesn't have much time, and Jennie's in the US.

Writers' Corner / Re: Do you want to contribute to the Main Site?
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:08:40 AM »
And they're asking again!


Please apply: I think the reason nothing much happened before is that she's been doing this work alone. Now little old me will be there to help and publish articles, hehe (I'll have nothing to do with the 'hiring')

"There are limited positions available so please contact me as soon as possible. The last few times we hired contributors I received over 100 applications and this number is going up every time. It will take me awhile to review all the applications, but I will try to get back to everyone eventually."

I know how great you guys are, I'd love to hear more from you and share you with the world :D

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: October 17, 2019, 09:59:35 PM »
I actually thought that was a joke :o


Hang in there, this too shall pass...
Maybe try to find one thing each day to be happy about? It could be "it's not raining" or "lunch was very nice", "for a bit while reading I didn't feel bad".

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: October 16, 2019, 12:38:51 PM »
Thanks, it was more a general question.
The things that get reported here might be slanted to a "western" point of view and I wasn't sure how things were viewed right there. Everything sounds really scary.

People are talking about boycotting stuff made in Turkey, but I'm not sure how effective that is, and if it'd end up affecting innocent people like you...

General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« on: October 16, 2019, 12:10:50 PM »
@isos81, feel free to ignore if you don't want to talk politics, but what's the general view inside the country about what the Turkish president is doing?
Is it like Brexit where half the country like him and the other half is appalled?

Calling @AnnaStephens to reply :)

I'm reading the last one, Bloodchild.
(just like the others, it's SO good!)

I haven't finished yet, but I had to comment on this: in the middle of all the gore and anguish and fights, there are such beautiful tender moments, I love it!

Last night I read about the implementation of a law to allow same-sex marriages, and the subsequent first gay wedding in that world :-*
I then decided to stop reading and turn off the lights, to keep a nice image in my brain before sleep - especially given what had been happening with a major character just before that  :'( ::)

Thanks, I get it now.
And I haven't read any book in this genre.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: October 15, 2019, 07:58:41 AM »
Hello to everyone,
I’m about 47% through The Black Prism and really enjoying it. Very pleased that this is very soon to be a completed series.
I also loved the Black Prism. And books 2 and 3. Then he ruined with 4, in my opinion, I hope you like it better than I did...
I still can't wait for 5, though ;D

I'm back in a rut now. Can't get into any new books.

I'm behind on my 52 books quota for the year and this ain't helping...
Do you want to post a new thread asking for ideas? Mention the books you did like recently and we might come up with good ideas.
And please, stop the "target of books to read in a year"! I had that in the past and it only caused me stress, which sounds similar to what you're going through :-\

*what* is 'silkpunk'?? :o

From some of your names it looks to be books set in an alternative Asia (instead of the usual alternative Europe), is that it?
Seems a strange name to call...

Welcome to the forum! :)

If he likes historical fiction, then he might enhoy Miles Cameron's books, since he also writes historical fiction as Christian Cameron.
I also think that John Gwynne's books (starting with Malice) might be a good fit.

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