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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws
« on: August 16, 2014, 07:15:24 PM »
Is there a better feeling in the world than having a bunch of brand new books to read? *
I've just bought Hobbs' Farseer trilogy and, once again against my better judgement of buying books before the (in this case 4) are published, Weeks' The black prism
 ;D


* I realise some people might reply with love and that kind of thing. Once you've been through the bad side of love, you realise it's overrated ;) (I know I know - until I fall in love again, is that it? I'll stick with my new books for now ;D)

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On 18 October, at Waterstones Nottingham, A.J. Dalton and Tom Lloyd will be talking about current trends in fantasy literature, read from their books, answer questions and sign.


They're 2 of my favourite authors, and I'm really annoyed I can't go, I'm travelling  :'(

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Read Alongs / Re: The Raven's Shadow: Chapters 34-end
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:36:39 AM »
Gosh, how blind am I?
 ;D ;D
no betting, no 8)

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Read Alongs / Re: The Raven's Shadow: Chapters 34-end
« on: August 16, 2014, 09:27:17 AM »
Yes, now with hindsight I enjoyed the book (more than volume 2, at least). I guess I'm just too passionate about books for my own good, hehe
There were still many issues I got a problem with, and I think you pointed out most of them. I mean, the city? Even if it's in ruins, it's *there*, quite visible.

There's just one more, it's a quartet.
I found this on her site:

"The Dragon House"
"In Gimrael no church, no believer is safe. The Lector of Dremen has declared a crisis of the faith and the Suvaeon Knights are riding to war for the first time in over twenty years. In the north, the Warlord is faced with a hopeless choice: marshal the Empire’s defences, or try to save his own people from the Hunt rampaging across the plains of his homeland.
Too long at peace, the Empire is ill-equipped to face war on two fronts and its internal alliances begin to crumble. The ancient peoples of Astolar and Bregorin are finally roused to confront the damage that has been done to the Veil, and the Guardians gather their strength to reclaim the starseed so it can be used to banish the Hunt back to the Hidden Kingdom.
In the Warlord’s absence, his predecessor Garimair – dubbed the Eagle of Leah during the desert wars – is recalled from retirement to help save what can be saved of the Empire. It will require bold tactics, and force Garimair to confront the legacy of a past mistake.
Gair’s struggle with the after-effects of Savin’s reiving has stretched him to breaking point. Now he must learn to master the darkest and most deadly aspects of his gift and accept the consequences as he faces his enemy for the final time."

Hmmmm....

Anyway, still waiting to be sent to the editor, apparently it's late, so it'll be a while until we read it. And by then I'll probably will have to come over to these threads and remind myself of the story.

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Tell us how it went!
We (well, I...) want to hear all details ;D

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Read Alongs / Re: The Raven's Shadow: Chapters 1-18
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:26:23 PM »
Sorry it took me so long. I had a really stressful time at work and wasn't in reading mood at all.
Oh, that's awful about the stress, know exactly what you mean. Reading is what saves me, though, so I don't quite get what not being in a reading mood is, hehe
Glad you're back :)

I'll probably not comment much here because I can't remember what happened when/in which chapters - I'll save it for when you finish.

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She didn't annoy me in book two but this mountain crossing was a bit too long and I would have preferred to have it summed up a bit more.
Yep - it just goes on and on and on and...

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BUT it annoys me to no end if a hero's whiny and if his powers fail. I understand the need of struggle and catharsis but still. Maybe I'm just predisposed because of Rand Al'Thor. ;) 
Dunno who he is - is that Malazan? I know you've been reading those books... I've never did, maybe one day hehe

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:02:41 AM »
Yay!
(although I'll hold back my opinion on 'handsome' ;))
Can you please move the story along a bit, after my blunder? I'm waiting for something more before I dare enter again, hehe

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:00:44 AM »
I will now start Robin Hobb's Assassin's Apprentice. I'm quite excited about this one; I've never read Hobb before, and the praise is universal  :)

Funnily enough, I've just ordered that trilogy (for the same reasons as you), which I'm picking up tomorrow :D (and in the process getting a free £10 voucher because I've finished my stamp card yay)

But since I finished my book yesterday (Hulick's Among thieves, which was really fab!), and I can't be a day without reading, I've just started Pratchett's Carpe jugulum, which I saved from a friend's charity shop run, hehe

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[Jun 2014] - Taboos / Re: [June 2014] - Taboos! - Critique Thread
« on: August 14, 2014, 08:41:15 PM »
You're welcome, but I'm not a writer - "just" a reader, hehe
And I like reading the competition stories :)

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[Jun 2014] - Taboos / Re: [June 2014] - Taboos! - Critique Thread
« on: August 13, 2014, 06:25:07 PM »
Carter, I really liked your story.
As a reader, it kept me wanting more
I thought that the fact of jumping back and forth between scenes and times was quite good, it was one of the elements that captured my attention, made me think, understand more as the story progressed. However, I'm not sure that would work in a longer piece, at least not if the "sections" are as short as in this story, it would feel too 'jumpy'.


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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Questions for Patrick Rothfuss?
« on: August 12, 2014, 05:52:46 PM »
You do loads of work with the Worldbuilders charity: do you think what you learn from them, and those experiences, shape what you write?

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 12, 2014, 07:51:57 AM »
Sorry :-[ I won't do it again, promise
I've deleted my post, you can restart
(maybe Ben can delete his too, but his isn't so bad)

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:01:24 PM »
Sorry guys!
Sorry for 'reality altering' stuff, but I was getting annoyed with the fanfic that showed up out of nowhere :-\ so I sort of brought the story back to where it was a half dozen posts earlier, or something.
Please don't be mad, and let's all go back to the beach and off the island - or further into the island. Wherever. Just not in the castle.
That's what we'd agreed here earlier too.

(but ok. feel free to say that Scarlet was the one breathing the nasty fumes and get back to where it was, if you want...)

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(sorry, ignore)

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:07:28 PM »
._.   .-.

It's my, 'you have to be kidding me' face.

I recommend drawing flaming donkeys out of your books. Sice Cole refuses to cooperate.

 ;D for both

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