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Introductions / Re: Greetings, once again!
« on: December 07, 2013, 01:26:09 PM »
I'm relatively new here, so I don't remember you, but welcome back.

Reading does help solve all brain-chemistry attacks (at least it did for me hehe, if I'm reading you right), and especially fantasy: as someone once said, 'beware of those who don't read fantasy, for they must find their fantasy elsewhere" :)

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: December 06, 2013, 08:10:11 AM »
I'm now finally reading The lies of Locke Lamora - I knew zero about it when I started (except that you all guys think it's great hehe), and it's being quite different to what I expected. I'm still around page 50 or so, though.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Trudi Canavan
« on: December 05, 2013, 12:26:56 PM »
Hmm I'm going to revive this thread because I finished the Black Magician's trilogy last night, and I can't find a thread for that.

I really really liked it, especially the last book. The first one was ok, nice and kept me going, but no 'amazingness' (as a friend said, it's a bit Hogwarts...), but books 2 and 3 were very good, they just kept me reading more and more. Still plenty of space for more story, more development, it could have been a much bigger book and me happily reading...
But does it reveal too much of my soppy side if I say I cried at the end?
Spoiler for Hiden:
I can not believe she wrote that, Real life is already bad enough to be having major characters being killed at the end :'( At least Dannyl and Tayend's relationship ended well :D

I won't read any more from Trudi, though, I was told her quality unfortunately goes south... :-\

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Most anticipated books of 2014?
« on: December 02, 2013, 06:26:20 PM »
Gawd, I forgot The Fell Sword, Miles Cameron!

Rothfuss's 3rd next year? Such wishful thinking :) he's having a new baby... probably 2017, or something...

I'd also add The book of Luce, L. R Fredericks, but I don't think she's exactly fantasy...

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Where is Michael Kring?
« on: December 01, 2013, 03:47:25 PM »
I like how the cover blurb says "to stay one orbit ahead of the interplanetary police" ... surely one orbit takes you back to the same place? You'd want to be half an orbit ahead for maximum separation.  :)

yay ;D
So you also get that when someone says they're doing a 360 degrees turn to their life, they're not really changing anything, hehe

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Most anticipated books of 2014?
« on: November 30, 2013, 07:55:49 PM »
Are we getting The Skull Throne in 2014?
(Brett's 4th)

A. J. Dalton's Tithe of the Saviours.
I'm also adding Melanie Rawn's Glassthorns - Thornlost.

My parents give me money for Christmas and birthday (23rd. yes. hehe) and I ask my sister for a Waterstones gift card, so I choose my own books. Yay 8)
I've got a big list due to this forum. Thank you ;D

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Where and when do you read?
« on: November 26, 2013, 08:28:38 AM »
I'm like you, about 1 hour in bed before going to sleep. And weekend mornings before getting up.
I walk to work, so I can't read during my commute (although I've been tempted hehe).

That still gets me to about 55-60 books a year, though I do try not to measure in quantity, just the fact that means I was able to discover 55-60 great things during the year :D

Lately I've actually been more engrossed in books and have been watching less TV, reading a bit when I get home after work instead of going online hehe.
Also like Eclipse, I've been having a few bad sleeping periods - and so after 20 minutes tossing and turning in the middle of the night, I give up and tell myself "only half an hour reading" (even though I'll suffer in the morning...) - last night it ended up being a bit more, I just had to finish my book, so now I'm very much zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: November 24, 2013, 05:31:24 PM »
Finished A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and started Awakening - Willian Horwood.


I ended up reading the full Jemisin trilogy, and book 2 was my favourite! Try that one when you have a chance (although I'd say you'll get stuck reading Horwood's 4 now hehe)

I've now started Trudi Canavan's Black Magician's trilogy, about halfway through book 1, quite good

(Note: and yesterday I sold my wii and games, which I hadn't touched in years, and promised myself to buy books with the money, much more useful - I immediately got Trudi's 2 and 3 from local shop, supporting the business instead of buying online hehe)

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What do you look for in a hero?
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:59:00 AM »
Mindset like Myself!  ;)

This actually makes perfect sense to me - I tend to be more sympathetic to characters that make the same decisions as I would in those situations (well, not that I even would be in them, but you get the idea ;)), or at least that don't end up thinking/saying/doing things that just make me go "What? How could you be so stupid?" ;D

(I hope you were answering the topic question and not replying to someone else, otherwise my answer doesn't make sense hehe)

Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Doctor Who
« on: November 22, 2013, 08:26:26 PM »
Speaking of which, check google doodle ;D
(I can't stop playing hehe)

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re-reading...
« on: November 20, 2013, 09:06:14 PM »
For those who re-read, how do you find the time and the motivation?

I so very much want to re-read books, but every time I get ready to do it ("once I finish this one, I'll *definitely* go re-read X") I discover new stuff that looks really interesting and I haven't read yet, and then it's "just these couple of new ones, and *then* I'll definitely re-read X" - and so on, ad-eternum ::)
I go return a book at the library and I'm like a child in a sweet shop, just can't get enough of new stuff... (not to mention the ones I've recently bought and still haven't read).

Writers' Corner / Re: How detailed should character descriptions be?
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:56:16 PM »
Speaking for myself, I think the following is enough:
some idea of age, height, physique, hair colour
(my cut, unless it's key for the story)

I much prefer to get my imagination working with this:
The way a character talks, the way he sees the world, the things he likes or dislikes, and other traits
and then create the characters' looks in my brain :)

General Discussion / Re: Women fighters in reasonable armor
« on: November 15, 2013, 12:42:51 PM »
^ funny, I'd never noticed I had a power-belly ;D

And an actual photo of Samantha Swords who competes and she won the longsword competition in February of this year at the Harcourt Park World Invitational Jousting Tournament.

Sorry, I have to say this: she is *gorgeous* 8)

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The Daylight War (Spoilers)
« on: November 15, 2013, 12:38:41 PM »
Sorry, but why is he a "mass murdering psychopath"?
All he's murdered are demons, never people. Even throughout his invasion of the northern lands, granted, he made basically everyone a slave, but I don't think there was murder, not by him.

Jardir is a product of his culture, which can be seen quite clearly not only by his back story but also (for me, even better) via Inevera's back story.

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