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So, in case it isn't obvious, this is going to have spoilers. You've been warned.

Maybe I'm going crazy. But at the end of Firefight, where's Tia? You see Exel and Val's fate, but what about Tia's? Dawnslight only sent messages to Mizzy. Did he forget about Tia too? And how come Mizzy doesn't even ask where she is? Even if I am going crazy, I don't think she would know.
Does anyone else notice this? Or did I miss a vital part of the book? Is this supposed to be part of the cliffhanger for the next book, Calamity?

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I may have missed this, but did it say how her grandmother died? I knew she wasn't there, but I wasn't sure if she was dead or not. Also, if not, do we find out?

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Do you read like a writer?
« on: April 01, 2015, 05:28:20 AM »
I would like to say I do. I'm very critical of a book. While I read, I'm thinking, why does he keep repeating himself? This word choice is distracting. That was a pointless action scene. Too much inner monologue. Things like that.
So, if that's how most writers read books, then yes. I read like a writer.

1804
Here we go.
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie. I liked it for the most part. I felt like there were a lot of fillers, and it kind of dragged. I mostly kept reading it because of I wanted to see who won, since it heavily connected with the First Law trilogy. Good message though.
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie. I ranted about this a bit on another forum, so I won't say much. I felt it dragged, had tons of fillers, was very anti-climactic... In truth, I only made it to part five, and didn't feel like going through this hell anymore.
Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. In the Final Empire, it had a great plot but a terrible ending. The sequel was the exact opposite. This one however had both. Lots of good surprises, even though they were right in front of my face. I overlooked them. A bit weird of an ending, but I understand it's needed to set up these other novels.
Steelheart and Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson. Both of these are apart of his Young Adult series, The Reckoners. Steelheart had me hooked from the beginning. Great plot, lots of action, had a strong movie feel to it. Mitosis was pretty cool too, but not great. Of course, it's a short story, so I didn't expect much.

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Yes, I'm loving this book so far!
When I first started reading it, I I had to adjust to the narration. It's not that I don't like it, I just rarely see a book written like this. I feel like I'm laying in my bed late at night, and my grandfather is sitting next to me reading the story. hell, I can imagine reading it to my kids one day.
The wee free men are very interesting. They certainly make me smile. The only complaint I have would be the dialect, which is a bit hard to read for me. Of course, they are supposed to be a bit hard to understand, so it makes sense.
As I was reading chapter 3, it started to get on my nerves how Tiffany would always randomly start thinking of her Granny, and we would get some random backstory that, from what I can tell, has no relevance to the plot. But then I realized. The author is trying to show me that this is how Tiffany deals with situations that frighten her. I still find it a bit annoying, but at least I see the purpose now.
I think my favorite thing so far has been the conversation between Miss Tick and Tiffany. For one, it shows how smart Tiffany is. That, plus the fact that it cracked me up, made for a fantastic scene. Also, that sign is a brilliant way to get someone to enter your class. I definitely would've gone in.
I like the fact that anything people have made up is real. That stories had to come from somewhere. I kind of wish that were true. I would love to go into one of my favorite book worlds.
This book definitely looks promising, and I can't wait until next week!

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General Discussion / Re: Kingsman: The Secret Service
« on: March 30, 2015, 05:08:12 AM »
I never really saw Colin Firth as an action hero, but that scene in the church. OMG! How awesome was that? James Bond on steroids. This was a cracker of a film. The team of Vaughn and Millar just seem to work.
That scene was totally making fun of Westboro Baptist Church, and I loved it!

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I'm really angry that Aegon won't be present in the show. He's very important in the end.

Is he? His importance in my mind by the end of ADwD seemed a bit vague and there is still some question as to whether he is who people claim him to be. I'm firmly in the he's a fake camp in the same way the fake Arya is married to Ramsay Bolton. Plus despite recent rumours of 10 seasons & a movie I do think the producers have had to do some serious culling to the book cast and I dont think they would have culled a character IF he was so important to the outcome of the books.
In terms of the show I think they may have a problem if they randomly introduce this character who is VERY important to the overall scheme of things in S5. They've established their main cast now, and I think they'll stick with it until the end. I tend to rank Aegon in importance with Edric Storm, who also never appeared in the TV show.

Never appeared and replaced by Gendry. I do think the Aegon arc will be/has been cut simply because not enough time has been allocated to building that side of the mythos up. We know about the Targaryan children being killed by Gregor but that was to establish the Red Viper and his hatred for the Lannisters. I think with Jamie & Bronn heading to Dorne the Martell's will be more of a direct threat the the Lannister masterplan rather than being involved in some long game to bring Aegon back.

Plus in the books I never got why Varys/Illios invested so much in Daenerys if they also had Aegon.
Well, they say don't put all your eggs in one basket right? So yeah, put money on Aegon, but also have Daenerys as a back up. Or the other way around. Either way, you back whoever becomes strongest, or unite the two and have them marry like the targaryens normally do.

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I'm in!
This is the first novel I've ever read by him, and the first book club I've been apart of on here, so I can't wait!

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Interesting situation, it does feel like he's brought it on himself.

It's possible to avoid spoilers and stuff if you just don't click the links - I've never read the books or watched the show, and I have literally no clue what happens at all. It's a complete mystery to me. I guess someone who is a fan of the series would find it very hard to do that though...  8)
I think the problem is less with clicking on links and seeing stuff online for me. I have friends who read the books and watch the show. So, when they start getting ahead, those friends will be talking amongst themselves, and if I happen to be around, could quite easily spoil something for me.
That's why whenever I'm reading something, or haven't read a book yet, I try to get away from any conversation about it, because it gives me clues.
But you can't always get away from those conversations...

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That's one reason I'm actually not watching the show. I understand that Martin is still behind the creation process, but still. I want to see it play out in book form before I watch the TV show.
Plus, I know the divergence from the book will make me mad.

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Writers' Corner / Re: How to get every stuck plot unstuck
« on: March 23, 2015, 10:47:43 AM »
I feel like this advice can't really be limited to just a head exercise. I could be wrong, but I think Brent weeks does this throughout his stories, especially The Blinding Knife and The Broken Eye. Yes, everything has a purpose, but when he wants a character to get into a certain situation, and he can't figure out how the normal way, he just makes something shocking and dramatic happen.

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Oh yeah, that's right. Okay, excuse my lapse of memory. Aegon is that prince guy, who may or may not have an effect on the overall plot.
So many damn characters. I should really look at that glossary thing.

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I'll add another one for myself.
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie.
The only reason I kept on after a certain point was because of a certain character, but even then. I almost made it to the end. In fact, I thought I was at the end. but then I saw part V and went, oh no, there can't be more!
This book has made me realize that I hate journeys. They're absolutely boring, especially when you know where you're going in the first place. Journeys are only cool in my mind as long as there's another plot going that I can entertain myself with. I have no clue how this became the second best book of 2012.
Sorry. I'm done ranting now.

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I'm really angry that Aegon won't be present in the show. He's very important in the end.

Is he? His importance in my mind by the end of ADwD seemed a bit vague and there is still some question as to whether he is who people claim him to be. I'm firmly in the he's a fake camp in the same way the fake Arya is married to Ramsay Bolton. Plus despite recent rumours of 10 seasons & a movie I do think the producers have had to do some serious culling to the book cast and I dont think they would have culled a character IF he was so important to the outcome of the books.
He doesn't seem important at first, but he does let the dragons free at the end of the fifth one so... I would consider that important. Of course, you can just have them get out some other way, but still.

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So you don't have to read the Discworld novels in chronological order to understand what's going on? That would be my only concern. I'm very interested in joining, but I'm skeptical about diving into the middle.

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