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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the TV series (as much as I have enjoyed it) has been a big part of the problem, at least when it started seriously deviating from the book canon. I imagine there are things he wishes he had done differently from the beginning, and that will influence the written series as well.

I don't know how much his involvement with the TV series cuts into his writing time, but at least with the final season on the horizon he'll have one less excuse. Twisted Evil

Fire & Blood is 736 pages, and part one of two. Winter is coming, but it's taking the scenic route.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I recently bought the first of that Sullivan series. It was one of the Kindle daily deals. I might give it a go soon.


I'd love to hear your thoughts on it if you do. I enjoyed book 1 and book 2, I like when an author can take very old and cliched fantasy tropes and somehow make them fresh. Sullivan is good at that.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorus wrote:

Fire & Blood is 736 pages, and part one of two...


See, this is what I mean. Very Happy And yeah, since the series started I've been concerned about how it might influence things...is he just going to go "meh" and write whatever happened in the series as the last books?

Anyway, I'm reading Ender's Shadow now. Will do the Shadow books chronologically, then back to Exile, Speaker, etc.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that Orson Scott Card?

The "Ender" made me think that .. never got into Enders Game .. though I know many who love it. Its the author that leaves me cold... I know .. arguably not the best way to start an appreciation of a book

Meh Razz

Im reading Robin Hobb, the Farseer trilogy. Am enjoying it .. and no I havent read it before, though my husband insists I have lol Laughing its entirely new to my reading memory LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Card. I like his books, even if I'm not a big fan of him... Very Happy

Shadow of the Hegemon now.

It's a series that starts parallel to Enders Game, and then becomes a sequel series that plays out while Ender is still travelling to his colony.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw the Enders Game movie .. and wasnt particularly good so it has made me a feel ok at skipping the series 😉

I acknowledge movies are poor facsimiles of the original stories, as penned .. but 🤷‍♀️ meh

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this case, very poor. Enders Game is great, and the books that follow it, (Speaker For The Dead, Xenocide and Children Of The Mind) are probably even better.

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Well maybe one day Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Shadow Puppets, Bk 3 of the Shadow Saga.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fist and Faith wrote:
I recently bought the first of that Sullivan series. It was one of the Kindle daily deals. I might give it a go soon.


I'd love to hear your thoughts on it if you do. I enjoyed book 1 and book 2, I like when an author can take very old and cliched fantasy tropes and somehow make them fresh. Sullivan is good at that.
I enjoyed it! A lot of fun. Many good things about it. Good characters. A couple of good twists. My favorite thing was Suri reading signs. Very well done. Now I need the other books to be Daily Deals. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadow of the Giant, last of the Shadow series.

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I enjoyed it! A lot of fun. Many good things about it. Good characters. A couple of good twists. My favorite thing was Suri reading signs. Very well done. Now I need the other books to be Daily Deals. Laughing


I just picked up Age of War as a Christmas present for myself. I put it away until then. Very Happy
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Heh. Good luck. I'd last an hour, maybe.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read Ender In Exile and Speaker For The Dead over the weekend.

Busy on Xenocide now.

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I got a free audible credit, so I've been listening to Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of Time.
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Finished Children of the Mind this weekend, the end of the Ender saga.

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