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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:54 am    Post subject: Wait or start Reply with quote

I have not begun this series yet (I know I'm a bad person since SRD goes out of his way to recommend it). However, I own all the books up to Reaper's Gale and will get Toll the Hounds when it comes out next week, but my question is: since I have not started the series yet and he's close to being done, a couple more books (a few more years I would assume), should I wait until he's done so I can just read them all for the first time from start to finish, or just start reading them now? Any advice would be appreciated!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure I know how those of us who have read all of the series that's been written so far will vote. Laughing And there's two considerations that come to mind:
-If it turn out you hate it right from the beginning, you may as well find out now, and stop buying the books.
-It's very complex, detailed stuff. If you love it, you might end up reading it more than once, to keep it all straight. You could start a reread before the last books come out, and be better prepared for them.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start reading, like the Tool-man said. Good lord, you may find that you hate it. You wouldn't be alone; it takes a while to really get hooked and a lot of people bail 100 pages into GotM.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll plunge into GotM after I finish the book I'm reading now. It sounds great and hey, I could always get hit by a bus next month, might as well make some progress on it now since I really want to read them. Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I"m reading "Memories of Ice' now (no I'm not that slow, I don't read them back to back, one - then other stuff then back)...I think it's frickin' awesome...thanks again for the advice to get started.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yay!!!!! i'm about to finish my second read of Return of the Crimson Guard.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zenlunatic wrote:
I"m reading "Memories of Ice' now (no I'm not that slow, I don't read them back to back, one - then other stuff then back)...I think it's frickin' awesome...thanks again for the advice to get started.

So?? Any comments you'd care to make in the DG thread? Extraordinary book!! The Chain of Dogs!!! Fiddler!!!

And to think, I think that I think MoI is even better!! Both books are mind-numbingly good. Yet, so very, very different from each other, it's like comparing apples and oranges. Still, if a gun was pointed at my head, I'd pick MoI.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, so now I'm in the middle of "House of Chains"...loved the Karsa Orlong story. One question for you guys, just how tall is he? Like the Giants of the Land, or a little smaller?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, it's Michael from Santa Fe! Wave

I've never thought about Karsa's size relative to, say, Foamfollower. I think their builds are fundamentally different. Toblakai strike me as muscle-bound; Giants seem to me to have that ropy-wiry build. I think Giants might be just a smidge taller than Toblakai. But that's just my opinion. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was somewhere between 9 and 12 feet, iirc. Can't remember exactly.
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I've never thought about Karsa's size relative to, say, Foamfollower. I think their builds are fundamentally different. Toblakai strike me as muscle-bound; Giants seem to me to have that ropy-wiry build. I think Giants might be just a smidge taller than Toblakai. But that's just my opinion. Smile


Yeah, that's what I thought, sort of a Giant Dwarf (is that an oxymoron?)...
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OK, due to circumstances in my life, after I finished "Midnight Tides" I was not able to read "The Bonehunters" in a timely fashion...I'm thinking of just starting again (I own all the books, including all those written by ICE up to "Stonebuilder"). I know most of you have read the books multiple times, so should I just start again or read "Bonehunters" even though it's been over a year since I read "Midnight Tides"...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on your memory... but I'd say go with Bonehunters. It's as good a place to start as any Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I think I agree...Reapers Gale will remind you of everything that happened in MT. In more detail than you probably need. Very Happy

And Bonehunters pretty much happens after DHG, which you'll remember vividly. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After House of Chains, you mean.
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I immediately reread the first four before moving on to MT. Yeah, I loved them like very few things I've ever read, and I was very excited to reread them. But there's also just tons and tons of stuff in them, and I wanted a better handle on it all.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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After House of Chains, you mean.


Fair enough...but HoC and DHG also run parallel for a good bit.

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Only the last part of Karsa's story. The rest of the book is a direct sequel, and The Bonehunters is a direct sequel to HoC.
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Doesn't DHG end with Leoman heading for Y'Ghatan (how do you spell that)?

And Bonehunters is about the siege. What am I missing from the end of HoC?

Could it be time for a reread already? Laughing

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