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1/31/13 9:01 PM
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Wow, shit is going down up in Capustan!  

Gruntle is the man.

I cant wait to find out what happens with Toc.

That's my favorite part of the series. Phone Post
2/1/13 3:19 PM
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Just read straight through the all 9 volumes of the Drenai saga. Really is some good heroic fantasy. Some plot devices get repetitive, and some of the characters can be interchangable from book to book, but good stuff none the less. Druss owns all.
2/1/13 4:19 PM
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TTT.  This is a cool thread.

2/8/13 9:39 PM
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Just finished Reaper's Gale.

Oh man, some heavy stuff in that one.


It's also nice that some of mysteries in the plot are starting to come together
2/8/13 9:42 PM
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i just picked up "the blade itself" and plan to start it tomorrow...hope it can hold my interest after a song of ice and fire
2/8/13 9:47 PM
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just passed the part where Rake wishes to "scare them (the Tenescowri) senseless, personally"

 

yipeee!


There is a whole chapter coming up where it's just him brushing his hair in his tent.

then he goes into his Soultaken form and is all mad because it messes it up.

Everybody just laughs and laughs...
2/8/13 10:04 PM
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turducken - i just picked up "the blade itself" and plan to start it tomorrow...hope it can hold my interest after a song of ice and fire

The Blade Itself was fucking awesome. I couldn't finish a song of ice and fire because of the writing.
2/9/13 2:07 AM
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invalid - Apparently Gentlemen Bastard has been optioned into a movie
Lynch said the option has lapsed...

And I wish that fuckwit would get off his butt and publish the next book already! Phone Post
2/9/13 2:27 AM
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MushroomHead - I haven't gotten to Red Country yet. I've heard Ninefingers is in it, and Cosca too. What other recurring characters are there? Phone Post
Nine fingers isn't in it just a reference 2 him coaca is though jezal makes small appearance as well as the wizard with the different color eyes Phone Post

I hope you're not serious when you say the bloody nine isn't in it.  You apparently missed a big part of the book, since he's one of the main characters.  Lamb...

2/9/13 7:03 AM
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turducken - i just picked up "the blade itself" and plan to start it tomorrow...hope it can hold my interest after a song of ice and fire

The Blade Itself was fucking awesome. I couldn't finish a song of ice and fire because of the writing.
I just finished the 2nd book in the trilogy and it's even better. Starting the final book next. Phone Post
2/9/13 10:44 AM
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invalid - Apparently Gentlemen Bastard has been optioned into a movie
Lynch said the option has lapsed...

And I wish that fuckwit would get off his butt and publish the next book already! Phone Post

So what is the deal with this guy? He is a couple years over due for the third book, movie rights to the series sold with him contracted to co-write the screenplay, which somehow lapses.

So instead of writing a book he starts a blog where he will slowly publish chapters, which he doesn't even come close to finishing...

and now the publishing company has a release date for the third book for later this year?
2/9/13 8:40 PM
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Almost done with the final Wheel of Time book, "A Memory of Light."

Sanderson has breathed fresh air into the series and is sewing it up nicely... Yet violently.

I am VERY ready for him to put out his follow up to "Way of Kings".... Which was a GREAT read. Supposed to be a 10 book saga. Phone Post
2/9/13 9:21 PM
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Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but the lightbringer series by Brent Weeks is very good.  Interesting and unique magic system.  His first trilogy was pretty good too, but I like the first two books of lightbringer better.

2/13/13 7:32 PM
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finishing the black company series.  very nice.

2/13/13 8:13 PM
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B17 -  Memories of Ice

What an amazing book Phone Post

Man, I have to say that his books get each time. It would be easy to say it's because you become more invested in the characters, but he almost endlessly adds new people and stories. But he does hit his stride with his style and you get used to his unique vagueness.

Now on book 8 I can see why people read the series multiple times. I am picking up some connections that aren't exactly spelled out for you and know that I'm missing even more.

I can't wait to see how this all ends.
2/13/13 9:12 PM
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Black Company was gorey and great!

Starting Reaper's Gate now for Malazan
2/13/13 9:19 PM
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Just found 2 "Malazan..." hardbacks in a local charity shop, now I'll have to grab the rest and read it, after I finish the complete works of Alistair Maclean.
2/13/13 9:19 PM
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Black Company is absolutely on my list.

I really want to read the Gentlemen Bastard books now that the 3rd book is officially coming out this year

There's too much!
2/14/13 12:11 PM
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Has anyone picked up 'Daylight War' by Peter Brett?

 

I'm still reading Red Country at the moment but will be getting on daylight war asap after.

2/14/13 1:17 PM
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Has anyone picked up 'Daylight War' by Peter Brett?

 

I'm still reading Red Country at the moment but will be getting on daylight war asap after.


I was going to, then I read the reviews on Amazon. Will be skipping or waiting for major price drop. I did not realize this isn't the concluding book, it's actually planned for five.
2/15/13 6:59 AM
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Wow, shit is going down up in Capustan!  

Gruntle is the man.

I cant wait to find out what happens with Toc.

That's my favorite part of the series. Phone Post

Toc's journey is fuckin brutal man!

2/15/13 6:59 AM
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Also, my little brother just started Gardens. Oh, the delights that await!

2/16/13 4:12 AM
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Has anyone picked up 'Daylight War' by Peter Brett?

 

I'm still reading Red Country at the moment but will be getting on daylight war asap after.


I finished it the other day. It's longer than the other books, and really builds the characters associated with the two Deliverers. What sucks the most about it, is we have to wait another 2 years or so before the next one.
2/16/13 10:47 PM
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Has anyone picked up 'Daylight War' by Peter Brett?

 

I'm still reading Red Country at the moment but will be getting on daylight war asap after.


Picked it up yesterday.  So far, meh......really really meh.......

 

 

2/17/13 12:39 AM
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