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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah thats her ... her stand alone stuff is good. And her work with Feist is excellent.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never read the stand-alone stuff.

Busy on the last book of the Void trilogy, The Naked God.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky, no I haven't read any of those Aussie authors you mentioned. My list is ever growing!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im reading Isobel Carmody right now .. the writings good but shes a slow progressor. Taking forever for the plot, a plot to develop or unfold. 😉🙃😜🧐
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished reading Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew. Beautifully written fairy-tale-inspired fantasy novella. I hope she writes a sequel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hidden Empire, book 1 of the Saga of Seven Suns. (Kevin J Anderson.)

Having ordered the sequel series (due in about a week), I thought I should re-read this one.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok so went to the annual town book fare yesterday .. snapped me up 17 new reads.

Yes Av - got Gardens of the Moon ..

5 Patrick Obrien books, in the vein of Horatio Hornblower which I loved. Very happy with that catch. Its kinda pot luck and Im very happy with my lot. Got 2 Celia Dart Thornton, wanted to read her for a while now. Got a nice couple of WWI books. And other stuff that has escaped my mind.

Feeling very satisfied Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.

If you like ol' Hornblower, have you read Bernard Cornwell? (Have we had this discussion?)

Have fun with GotM, but remember, it's confusing, but everything eventually makes sense after the first few books. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm.. confusing eh? Is that the book you recommended reading another book first? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is, although some people disagree with me.

Personally, I recommend reading Esselmont's Night of Knives first for background.

It's a prequel anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About to start Tales from Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is, although some people disagree with me.

Personally, I recommend reading Esselmont's Night of Knives first for background.

It's a prequel anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha, I like the stuff he writes on his own. I'm not into his co-written stuff. I won't even read the so-called "Dune" books.

The Seven Suns series really is pretty good though. (I liked his Star Wars extended universe books too.)

Just started A Forest Of Stars, book 2. (And my Saga Of Shadows books arrived yesterday, so I better pick it up a bit. Very Happy )

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahahahaha .. you already read at a mighty pace .. *wonders what picking it up* would look like LOL

Ahhh .. well I'll have to get Night of Knives ..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see a problem with Gardens of the Moon first. Difficult to argue with there order they were published in.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they were both written by the same guy, I would agree, but they weren't. Very Happy

Esselmont was just slow.

Anyway, that's purely based off my personal experience that GoTM was confusing as hell when I first read it.

I didn't appreciate it at all until I had read DHG, MOI and HoC, then went back and read it again.

Then I understood it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved GotM within a couple chapters.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I loved GotM within a couple chapters.


Me too.

Kevin J. Anderson's Star Wars stuff was terrible, and his Dune books are a travesty.

Ian Esslemont is the Doiby Dickles to Erikson's Green Lantern.
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Horizon Storm, book 3 of the Saga of Seven Suns. Very Happy

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Scattered Suns, book 4.

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