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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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...)



I am also reading The War Within, StevieG! Reading Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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Reading the first book now!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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...)



I am also reading The War Within, StevieG! Reading Thumbs Up


Ive never heard of it 🤔🤔
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Reading the first book now!


Awesome, lemme know what you think. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



I am also reading The War Within, StevieG! Reading Thumbs Up


Ive never heard of it 🤔🤔



It's the second book of Donaldson's new fantasy trilogy The Great God's War, Sky! (The first book is called Seventh Decimate.) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deadhouse Gates. Why did I subject myself to more Malazan? They're so much work! I had to read Gardens of the Moon twice through just to figure out what on earth it was all about. And yet, I can't put it down. It's exhausting with one horrific battle after another and everyone is half-starved and choking on dust when things are going well. I lose sight of why all this epicness is even happening,what's the big picture? People struggling endlessly through narrow scrapes with banged-up elbows... But dang it, I care about them and can't abandon them to their fates. And so I go on, tormenting myself.

Maybe this belongs in the Anti-revommendations thread, but I am not sure if I want to recommend this hellishness yet or not.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, The War Within is out?? Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and it is well worth the read. Great book!

Once y'all have read it, please come by the discussion forum and share your thoughts.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Deadhouse Gates. Why did I subject myself to more Malazan?


Still my favourite BotF novel. I'm doing a complete re-read myself at the moment, but have been stalled by my new game, so not getting much reading done right now. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Farm Ur-Ted wrote:
Reading the first book now!


Awesome, lemme know what you think. Very Happy

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I finished Daughter of the Empire yesterday. It was really great, although I could do with a little less ritual suicide in my life, lol. Yeesh, not my favorite parts to read. I do really like epic fantasy with a strong female lead, I have found, and Mara is a great character. I'm about to start Servant.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, glad to hear it. I think the frequency of ritual suicide does decrease a little in the rest of the series. Very Happy (I think I shall re-read these once I am done with the Malazans.)

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Deadhouse Gates. Why did I subject myself to more Malazan?


Still my favourite BotF novel. I'm doing a complete re-read myself at the moment, but have been stalled by my new game, so not getting much reading done right now. Very Happy

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Don't get me wrong. They are GREAT books. Very Happy
They do require a quality of attention that is beyond me at this moment in my life, I guess. I'll finish and read some easy something I guess, and come back when it isn't the first few, exhausting weeks of school.
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Yeah, whenever I feel DHG is particularly brutal, I remind myself of the Siege of Capustan in MoI. Very Happy

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I finished Daughter of the Empire yesterday. It was really great, although I could do with a little less ritual suicide in my life, lol. Yeesh, not my favorite parts to read. I do really like epic fantasy with a strong female lead, I have found, and Mara is a great character. I'm about to start Servant.



I need to reread those at some point in the near future. (I had a cat named after Mara.)


Currently rereading Under the Eye of God (David Gerrold). I lost my copy in the Great Flood of Whatever Year that Was, but it was (finally) released as an e-book. Now if they'd just do the same for The War Against the Chtorr. And if he'd also finish the series, that would be nice too. Worse than GRRM. Evil or Very Mad
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Farm Ur-Ted wrote:


I finished Daughter of the Empire yesterday. It was really great, although I could do with a little less ritual suicide in my life, lol. Yeesh, not my favorite parts to read. I do really like epic fantasy with a strong female lead, I have found, and Mara is a great character. I'm about to start Servant.



I need to reread those at some point in the near future. (I had a cat named after Mara.)


Currently rereading Under the Eye of God (David Gerrold). I lost my copy in the Great Flood of Whatever Year that Was, but it was (finally) released as an e-book. Now if they'd just do the same for The War Against the Chtorr. And if he'd also finish the series, that would be nice too. Worse than GRRM. Evil or Very Mad



I'm almost finished Servant. It's a great book, better than the first. These books are long, though. I mostly read on my phone, and have no idea how long a book is when I start one, but I opened it up on my tablet last night and it said I was on page 700 or so and had about 20% left, lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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...)



I am also reading The War Within, StevieG! Reading Thumbs Up


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It's the second book of Donaldson's new fantasy trilogy The Great God's War, Sky! (The first book is called Seventh Decimate.) Very Happy


Yes alas still havent read these ... Ive heard mixed reviews .. clearly yall think theyre good.

Oh Deer I really struggled with GOTM too .. but after reading the positive input here .. I would like to grit my teeth and give it another go.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GotM throws you into the middle of a world (or universe) with no map.

After you've read the first 5-6 books, go back and reread GotM, and I promise you will be amazed. Not that it isn't good the first time around, but there's so much you just don't have context for until later.

Stick with it. It can be a brutal journey (especially in book two), but it's worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed.

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I'm almost finished Servant. It's a great book, better than the first.


I can never decide which one I like best...the first has some sections I don't like, (the whole marriage / husband / etc. thing), but I still tend to think I like it more. (Although, Servant has some really great scenes.)

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The Wild - book 2 of a Requiem for Homo Sapiens by Zindell. Wading my way through the start of it to be honest - I need to get my head back in the world. This one could take months!
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LOL

I really enjoyed that Zindell series.
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