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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening to The Obelisk Gate, the second volume of the Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin. Really liking this series so far.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh sounds nice 👍 Ive not heard of it .. keep us posted re The trilogy.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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White people problems. Laughing


Well, we call them first world problems. Very Happy

Was legit though, has still not arrived, which means I'm on GotM already.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Just arrived. GotM on pause while I read Kellanved's Reach. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently reading The Histories by Herodotus, which was written back in the day when the demarcation between the fantastic and the realistic wasn't all that clear.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow thats fascinating Doc 👌
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, back to GoTM.

Will take comments on Kellanved's Reach to the Erikson forum.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On to Dead House Gates. If I had to choose a favourite, this would be the one. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Memories of Ice.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished Magician:Master by Raymand Feist, and am about to start the final one in the trilogy (can't remember the name). How many of these series are worth reading? Anyone know? There are a lot of them.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So...that's actually just the first book. It was split up at some point.

Riftwar series is: Magician, Silverthorn, and A Darkness At Sethanon.

They're good, I like them, but I prefer the concurrent Empire series with Janny Wurts.

Happens at the same time as the Magician books, on the other side of the rift:

Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire and Mistress of the Empire.

I really like those.

Then, there are the Riftwar Legacy books:

Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, and Krondor: Tear of the Gods

Then 2 set a bit later, Prince of the Blood and The King's Buccaneer.

Then, the Serpent War Saga, also pretty good:

Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King and Shards of a Broken Crown.

I skipped the Legends of the Riftwar trilogy and the Conclave of Shadows trilogy, then read the Darkwar Saga:

Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm and Wrath of a Mad God.

And I haven't read the Demon War Saga, (2 books) or the Chaoswar Saga. (3 books.)

But if I had to recommend just one series out of them all...it would be the Empire trilogy.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

House of Chains, book 4 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So...that's actually just the first book. It was split up at some point.

Riftwar series is: Magician, Silverthorn, and A Darkness At Sethanon.

They're good, I like them, but I prefer the concurrent Empire series with Janny Wurts.

Happens at the same time as the Magician books, on the other side of the rift:

Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire and Mistress of the Empire.

I really like those.

Then, there are the Riftwar Legacy books:

Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, and Krondor: Tear of the Gods

Then 2 set a bit later, Prince of the Blood and The King's Buccaneer.

Then, the Serpent War Saga, also pretty good:

Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King and Shards of a Broken Crown.

I skipped the Legends of the Riftwar trilogy and the Conclave of Shadows trilogy, then read the Darkwar Saga:

Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm and Wrath of a Mad God.

And I haven't read the Demon War Saga, (2 books) or the Chaoswar Saga. (3 books.)

But if I had to recommend just one series out of them all...it would be the Empire trilogy.

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Thanks!!! I guess I may give the Wurts trilogy a shot next. I was a bit worried about that one. It seems weird to me that a guy writes one set of books, and then the next thing he does is write a collaboration in the same world, but if they are good, then I will have to check them out.


I'm getting into Silverthorne. It is solid, but I don't really love any of the characters in these books. They are pretty flat. But the stories are good, and have been surprising (to me, at least). Erikson comes up with more interesting characters in a single chapter than I've read to this point with Feist.
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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's not technically the same world...more like the same universe. Very Happy But definitely worth it. As I think I might have mentioned above, I really enjoy them. Wink I read them more frequently that the others. Actually think he benefited from the collaboration.

Lemme know how you enjoy them. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midnight Tides, Malazan Book 5

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Most people were down on Midnight Tides, but it was one of my favorites from the series. I really loved Seren Pedac.
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One of my least favourite, as I've said elsewhere. True, Seren was also a great character, albeit (like so many) a tragic one.

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Rereading Kingkiller Chronicles and wondering how I could have forgotten how incredibly good the books are. Anticipating #3 in the series coming out in October. Supposedly. Very Happy

When I'm done with it, #2 in the Malazan series is up next.
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Enjoy...DHG is a hell of a ride. Very Happy

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