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City of Stairs:What History tells us- Recreation/ THIRD 20%
« on: November 15, 2019, 08:48:41 PM »
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Re: City of Stairs:What History tells us- Recreation/ THIRD 20%
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 09:51:52 PM »
Well I’m finally getting into the story.

Backstory of the six gods was interesting especially learning about Kolkan the insane god of Justice.

is Jukov still alive? 

I’m getting a kick out of reading the list of items descriptions. Like a shopping list of magical items.

Oh so it’s the blink which has been causing the vanishing act not the power of the divine.

Well the mhovost is a bit revolting. Soon as  I read a circle of salt contained it  I know it was evil I wouldn’t have needed to ask to see it’s feet hehe.

Sigrud denied being a king hmmm ..... Harkvald’s lost son?

Ohh something’s escaped from the warehouse.



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* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: City of Stairs:What History tells us- Recreation/ THIRD 20%
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2019, 06:31:20 AM »
This 3rd part was not as intriguing as the previous ones but still had quality time.

I mostly agree with @Eclipse on his comments.

Hearing about the Gods' histroy was nice. I hate it when the writers keep the mistery till the last book of a 10-book series :)

Kolkan and his edicts resemble Allah and Islam. Some of those edicts are direct reflection of Islam such as covering flesh, cutting right hand for stealing etc.

The extra joints reminded me of Forkrul Assails from Malazan.

Sigrud being the lost child is cliche we all expected. The writer might pull a twist later, tho.

We expected something to be missing/stolen from the warehouse. It's nice that Shara knew something is missing but does not know what. I liked the mistery.

The booby trap. I was not expecting it. Sigrud's outstanding hearing ability saved Shara.

The thing that escaped. I believed it was Kolkan but I'm probably wrong :)
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: City of Stairs:What History tells us- Recreation/ THIRD 20%
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 06:51:04 AM »
The History of the Gods was well done.

isos81 I think you going to love the next section and final section.
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Re: City of Stairs:What History tells us- Recreation/ THIRD 20%
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2019, 06:12:05 PM »
Wow (again!)
So much to wrap my head around! The guard monster thingie, the Seat of the World, the Warehouse, the bomb and the release of something/someone!
Together with history and background and... oh so interesting! Hard to comprehend it all, though, I don't think I remember everything.

I'm loving Shara so much, she's an amazing character!
I feel sorry for her, for everything she had to let fall in her life - values, history, truth, homeland - , having to compromise, more and more each time, until what she wanted initially has vanished in politics... Her aunt is 'political being' first and family a far away second: Shara is so alone...

Mulaghesh is also super, strong and practical, she's a great ally.
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