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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:17 am    Post subject: The Kings Justice...... Reply with quote

......and the Augers Gambit.

Has anybody read the two new(ish) Donaldson novellas yet who could give them a quick review for me. I'm in two minds whether to spring for them or join the reservation que at the library and wait a further 3 months. I was not a Mordants Need fan and Augers Gambit sounds a bit along those lines to me (not to pre-judge or anything Wink) but the first one does sound intriguing.

Any comments guys that could help me decide.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't read (got) them yet. There's a thread in the Gen SRD forum, but it might be spoilerish.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would wait. They're fine, but you should get a nice block of cheese instead...for I can not get any here!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Auger's Gambit is a little like Mordant's Need...but not that much like it. The King's Justice got a little intense toward the end. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's intriguing Ali. From the eyes I'm guessing it was a little 'not to your taste' intense?

A place without cheese Orlion: as Foamfollower would have asked, how do you survive? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, what a coincidence. I just started reading this today, and then find someone started a thread about it today. Cool. It starts out well. I like the simple prose, pulling you in. I haven't got very far.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Z. Simple prose from Donaldson - what, no long obscure words! Laughing Seriously though, I seem to remember reading one of his 'teaser' trailers from TKJ and being as you say, drawn in pretty fast.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you were reading DT7? Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's intriguing Ali. From the eyes I'm guessing it was a little 'not to your taste' intense?

Nah -- I didn't have a problem with it. But I read some reviews by readers who complained about a key, but quite bloody, scene toward the end. Clearly they hadn't read any of the Malazan books. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's intriguing Ali. From the eyes I'm guessing it was a little 'not to your taste' intense?

A place without cheese Orlion: as Foamfollower would have asked, how do you survive? Wink
Lots of inferior cheese. Lots of it. Shocked

To give you an idea, there was a brief time that I could get Cathedral mature cheddar, and thought "wow, this is some of the best stuff I've ever had!"

I expect that to be depressing to you.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terribly depressing. But then, in general, American's tend to fail to understand either cheese or chocolate. Wink

(There are rare exceptions of course. Very Happy )

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