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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:59 pm    Post subject: I'm having a hard time getting through this book :( Reply with quote

I'm up to page 140 or so and I'm really having issues with time travel and swear words. Does anyone else have these issues with the really bad language and time travel?

I have put down the book for now and will pick it up at another time. It's not like book three is right around the corner.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the foci of the 1st Chronicles. The breaking of the will. Depair. Foul failed.

Foci of the second book.. Earthpower corruption.
Foul failed.

Seems the foci of this chronicles is TIME. or the assault of it.
Foul strikes out!

It isn't about the chronicles, it about how we are traveling the experience.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you keep reading you will understand the reason for the "swear" words.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: Re: I'm having a hard time getting through this book :( Reply with quote

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I'm up to page 140 or so and I'm really having issues with time travel and swear words. Does anyone else have these issues with the really bad language and time travel?


If I remember correctly, the swearing dies down a lot. I had an issue with the time travel in Runes, but not in this book.

Keep going. It gets better and better. And better.

Seriously, it's awesome. I'm sure you'll warm up to it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The swear words didn't bother me; most people I know (Americans and Canadians) talk like that every once in a while. Especially in stressful situations.

And the time travel: in any other author's hands in would be cheesy and predictable. SRD has made it more realistic and thoughtful.

IMHO

Another thing: KEEP READING!! I swear you won't be disappointed. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to read Runes again before I read the second book. Like I said earlier I have plenty of time until book three. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: I'm having a hard time getting through this book :( Reply with quote

Earthpower wrote:
I'm up to page 140 or so and I'm really having issues with time travel and swear words. Does anyone else have these issues with the really bad language and time travel?

I have put down the book for now and will pick it up at another time. It's not like book three is right around the corner.


FASCINATING...both things Objectionable you have found,,are major clues to the mystery of what is going on. The author is giving you clues. This is his Art, his Craft. his use of words tha have meaning and import on many levels and " work" for so many different perceptions. My goodness, your wont to put it down is unfortunate but beautiful at the same time. You are experiencing a " Linden"....beauty..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stick with it Earthpower, I promise you it's well worth it. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, keep reading. I like FR less than... well, anyone else here. But I still recommend you read on. Lots of stuff you don't want to miss!! Very Happy

And, as a rule, I hate time-travel stories. Not being able to check with scientific facts, all versions of it are "intuitive." Each author gets to make up their own version of it. So, naturally, I disagree with most all other versions. Still, in this case, it leads to some stuff that's really good!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was shocked as well by the language, it was very much out of place considering the previous books. But, then, when the source of this language is revealed, all will be forgiven.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree on the language and the time travel both. The cursing was a dead giveaway that it wasn't Covenant, but I kind of cringed nonetheless. It's just me, I guess. The time travel is too complicated. There are a zillion "why didn't they" questions and a zillion more "they could have's." You could go insane trying to figure it out. If Linden can call up a caesure, and control where it goes (and she did, so we know it's possible), she could go way back to when Covenant was alive, etc., etc., etc. And she could go back to the time of their first translation to the Land, and all that junk. It just makes me crazy. I suppose we just have to read what's there and not try to figure it out. I don't have the mental nads to handle it, homies.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, there is a built-in limiter because if she messes with time, then the arch will be destroyed.

i think that limits her potential interference to things that have already happened, or that will not be recorded. ie, if she 'changes' the past, that change has to already be in the timestream (the theomach telling berek about white gold and the 7 words) or a chance that no one will know about (and perhaps was also already part of the timestream, though i don't think srd is playing that version of time travel [a la the original terminator, and the gargoyles cartoon])
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