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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first two Kingkiller books were great, but I think I'm done with authors who can't publish on a schedule. There are just far too many good ones out there who can to waste any more of my time on the Martins and Rothfusses of the world.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Bonehunters, book 6 of the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midnight Tides, book 7 of the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midnight Tides is book 5?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading "Outcasts of Order," by L.E. Modessitt and "Lilith" by George MacDonald b/c why not have 2 books going at once?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read Lilith by Tanith Lee sexy vampires .. was ok.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished the Riftwar trilogy last week. It was really good, and improved with each books (particularly the characters). I thought about plowing on with Feist, but decided I wanted a break, so I'm reading the first Word and Void book by Terry Brooks. I'm about halfway through, and I'm loving this book.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm Murrin wrote:
Midnight Tides is book 5?


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I finished the Riftwar trilogy last week. It was really good, and improved with each books (particularly the characters). I thought about plowing on with Feist, but decided I wanted a break, so I'm reading the first Word and Void book by Terry Brooks. I'm about halfway through, and I'm loving this book.


Do the Janny Wurts / Feist "Empire" trilogy. Can't recommend enough. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading The Belgariad again - haven't picked it up since it was published, just started the first one last night, will probably hate the series but it was pretty much my first Fantasy (that along with some Piers Anthony) and I loved it back then.
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Been working my way through the Iron Druid saga by Kevin Hearne. Enjoyable but it makes me want to get an Irish Wolfhound.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm reading The Belgariad again - haven't picked it up since it was published, just started the first one last night, will probably hate the series but it was pretty much my first Fantasy (that along with some Piers Anthony) and I loved it back then.


I never made it through the whole thing, even back then. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm Murrin wrote:
Midnight Tides is book 5?


Oops, sorry, Reaper's Gale. Very Happy

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I finished the Riftwar trilogy last week. It was really good, and improved with each books (particularly the characters). I thought about plowing on with Feist, but decided I wanted a break, so I'm reading the first Word and Void book by Terry Brooks. I'm about halfway through, and I'm loving this book.


Do the Janny Wurts / Feist "Empire" trilogy. Can't recommend enough. Very Happy

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I just finished the Word and Void trilogy. I really liked it, so I bought Armageddon's Children by Brooks, which I guess is a follow-up. I also bought the first Wurts/Feist book. I'll get to those soon, but I am buying what Terry Brooks is selling right now, lol.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you were behind the Terry Brooks Hack Team? LOL Razz

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Skyweir wrote:
Ooh sounds nice 👍 Ive not heard of it .. keep us posted re The trilogy.


I finished The Broken Earth a while back and didn't make my way back to post comments. So here I am.

It's really very good. Not at all like Donaldson's work in themes or in tone, but still a weighty, meaty series. Interesting - sometimes confusing - ideas, strong characters, and solid world-building.

I won't spoil too much, but the central "magic" mechanic is something I haven't seen before, and is pretty intriguing.

Additionally, I think there are some weighty allegorical aspects afoot that went right over my head, mostly. But they are not heavy handed or preachy, and the book can be enjoyed as "just a story".
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Farm Ur-Ted wrote:
The first two Kingkiller books were great, but I think I'm done with authors who can't publish on a schedule. There are just far too many good ones out there who can to waste any more of my time on the Martins and Rothfusses of the world.


I'm holding off until book 3 is done and dusted. It's supposed to be out any year now. So I'll ready other things until then.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm reading The Belgariad again - haven't picked it up since it was published, just started the first one last night, will probably hate the series but it was pretty much my first Fantasy (that along with some Piers Anthony) and I loved it back then.


Yikes! The Belgariad, that takes me back. And the Malloreon too.

Eddings is a terrible writer, but his actual storylines and characters are interesting at times. But yeah, awful writing.

13-year old me read this:

-1st: Some Forgotten Realms novels.
-2nd: Weis & Hickman Dragonlance.
-3rd: Eddings
-4th: Kay (Fionavar)
-5th: SRD (Lord Foul's Bane).

It was an interesting year, that's for sure. Talk about expanding your horizons!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

13-year-old me had similar tastes if you add Heinlein and Moorcock to that list.

39-year-old me is currently reading Port of Shadows by Glen Cook. Which has gotten fairly terrible reviews, so we'll see. I was really excited to see a new Black Company book after almost 20 years. Oh well. I'll reserve judgement until I finish it. I've gotten seriously annoyed at his writing style at least a couple times in the past, yet I always manage to forgive him.
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I still love me some Heinlein. Smile

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The War Within by SRD (it seems that not many people are reading, or have read it according to the "ruinous" sales...)
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