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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I finally started Robert Jackson Bennett's City of Blades.


I liked that one.

Currently reading 'Rhetorics of Fantasy', by Farah Mendlesohn. Has anyone hear read it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, never heard of it. Very Happy

Finished The Thousandfold Thought on the weekend, busy with The Judging Eye, the first book of Bakker's Aspect-Emperor series. (and my least favourite of the bunch so far.)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nah, never heard of it. Very Happy

Finished The Thousandfold Thought on the weekend, busy with The Judging Eye, the first book of Bakker's Aspect-Emperor series. (and my least favourite of the bunch so far.)

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It is quite interesting. A taxonomy of fantasy, dividing it in four categories, portal/quest, immersive, intrusive, and liminal fantasy.

Yeah, The Judging Eye was my least favorite as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just finished reading The Obelisk Gate by N K Jemisin. It's very good, but has some of the usual issues of a middle book of a trilogy. This book is about telling us what the main conflict is, and introducing the various players on the various sides, so we're set up ready for the final volume.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah, The Judging Eye was my least favorite as well.


About half-way through. Very Happy Nearly ready for The Great Ordeal. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The White Luck Warrior, book 2 of the Aspect-Emperor.

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The Great Ordeal, the new book in the Aspect-Emperor series.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, despite swearing off Feist after the Serpent War series, I picked up all 3 volumes of his "Darkwar" trilogy since it was a price I couldn't refuse for a matched set...

Just started book 1, Flight of the Nighthawks.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Book 2, Into A Dark Realm

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrath of a Mad God, last of Feist's DarkWar series.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read Nightwise, by R.S. Belcher. I enjoyed it. I don't usually read urban fantasy, so not sure how it stacks up, but I thought it was good.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally finished Morning Star last night, the last book in the Red Rising trilogy. Very fun read.

Now it's time to start my great... GAP CYCLE REREAD

Dun dun dun.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, we'll expect you in the Gap forum anon then shall we? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dancer's Lament, the first book of the new Esselmont trilogy, "The Path To Ascendancy."

Tell you one thing, it'll be easier to read than Kharkanas. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished Sisterland, by Curtis Sittenfeld. I was on a big psionic kick for a while, and still read some now and then. Twin sisters who are psychic. Mainly they see things, via various methods/routes (dreams; spirits; etc) that are going to happen, not often in great detail. Only barely scifi/fantasy, it's set in the real world. Sort of like if the psychic at your local New Age shop was the real thing. First person from one of the sisters. (After I finished, I read the About the Author, and learned that Curtis is a woman. Lol. I had been wondering why a guy wrote about a woman in such ways.) A good read, where you want to see what happens next, whether it's how the psychic visions will turn out, or the emotionally draining soap-opera stuff. There's more of the soap-opera than the psychic, but I didn't know that going in. (Probably would have expected it if I'd known Curtis is a woman. Laughing)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished my grand Gap reread - it is still a standout as far as I'm concerned!

On to The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, a recommendation by Murrin...
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So...finished Dancer's Lament. I actually really enjoyed it. Maybe my favourite Esselmont to date.

Only thing is, it might have kicked off a whole new Malazan re-read.

On Night of Knives now, will see how I feel...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know how you feel. I can't read nearly as fast as you, so I won't be doing an entire reread any time soon. But I'm in the middle of RotCG at the moment.
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