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3/11/13 1:00 PM
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hmmm just finished Use of Weapons. I didn't like it and felt a little betrayed by the twist
3/14/13 7:00 PM
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Anyone read L.E Modesitt jr? I know I read some Recluse books way back. Must not have ade much of an impression. Someone must like him, written a ton of books
3/14/13 7:12 PM
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The Way of Kings on sale (both physical and digital) for $2.99
3/14/13 10:49 PM
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Answered my own question about LE Modesitt.. Tried to read Legacies. Might as well have been reading Little House on the Prarie. Boring as hell.
3/19/13 9:15 AM
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Found a good one.

Low Town by Daniel Polansky

Reviewers call it fantasy noir

PLOT SUMMARY: In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen Lands, you will find Low Town. It is an ugly place, and its cham­ pion is an ugly man. Disgraced intelligence agent. Forgotten war hero. Independent drug dealer. After a fall from grace five years ago, a man known as the Warden leads a life of crime, addicted to cheap violence and expensive drugs. Every day is a constant hustle to find new customers and protect his turf from competition like the low-life Tancred the Harelip and Ling Chi, the dangerous crime lord of the heathens.

The Warden's life of drugged iniquity is shaken by his discovery of a murdered child down a dead-end street . . . setting him on a collision course with the life he left behind. As a former agent with Black House--the secret police--he knows better than anyone that murder in Low Town is an everyday thing, the kind of crime that doesn't get investigated. To protect his home, he will take part in a dangerous game of deception between underworld bosses and the psychotic head of Black House, but the truth is far darker than he imagines. In Low Town, no one can be trusted.
3/25/13 10:01 AM
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Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Was an indie, but Penguin bought it up. Next book will by published by them.

A lot of good customer reviews.

i liked it. good story, though it's been done a million time before. reminded me of Talion Revenant and The Gilded Chain.

http://www.amazon.com/Ravens-Shadow-Book-One-ebook/dp/B0070NSPCU
An epic fantasy exploring themes of conflict, loyalty and religious faith. Vaelin Al Sorna, Brother of the Sixth Order, has been trained from childhood to fight and kill in service to the Faith. He has earned many names and almost as many scars, acquiring an ugly dog and a bad-tempered horse in the process. Ensnared in an unjust war by a king possessed of either madness or genius, Vaelin seeks to answer the question that will decide the fate of the Realm: …who is the one who waits?
3/25/13 12:31 PM
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B17 -  Started Midnight Tides last night. Phone Post

you like?
3/25/13 1:06 PM
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Need help, beach vacation in Mexico in two days. Need reading material for flights and beach time.

Already Read and liked:
Joe Abercrombie -- all of his stuff
Glen Cook-- black company
All of song of ice and fire
All of wheel of time
All of malazan
Patrick rothfus stuff
Peter v bret painted man stuff
Brandon sanderson

Read and meh:
Feist
Robin hobb
Forgotten realms stuff like drizzt and elminster

Read and didn't like
Modesitte
Sword of truth (up to chainfire then gave up)
Dragon lance stuff
Anne McCaffrey stuff
Eragon series.

Basically i like darker stuff. Any recommendations? Phone Post
3/25/13 2:06 PM
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prince of thorns/king of thorns by mark lawrence was pretty dark.

i think the rigante series by gemmell is his best, its dark as well.

heroes die by matt stover is pretty good as well.

blood song is dark too, but there's no hardcover edition, only ebook. only $4.99 though.
3/25/13 2:11 PM
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slam1523 - prince of thorns/king of thorns by mark lawrence was pretty dark.

i think the rigante series by gemmell is his best, its dark as well.

heroes die by matt stover is pretty good as well.

blood song is dark too, but there's no hardcover edition, only ebook. only $4.99 though.

I put down Prince of Thorns after a chapter or two I think. Did I give up too soon?
3/25/13 2:19 PM
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^just my opinion, but i think its not bad. at times, the plot seems too deus ex machina, every fucked up thing the protagonist does seems to work out.

but i like the tone and ideas from that book. very dying earth-like.
3/25/13 2:58 PM
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Oh, I've already read the prince/king of thorns as well. I liked them as well. Phone Post
3/25/13 6:45 PM
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Odd question but does anyone know a sit I can read plot summaries?

I'm going to but daylight war tomorrow but haven't had the time to re-read the previous two, so somewhere I can remind myself of what happened would be helpful. Phone Post
3/25/13 11:13 PM
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Mencken -  Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is good, but i've heard his second book is a huge drop off in terms of quality
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3/25/13 11:32 PM
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More sci-fi than fantasy, but I've really enjoyed Anathem by Neal Stephenson.  Mind blowing...

3/26/13 8:24 AM
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UGCTT_Jay Edz -  Odd question but does anyone know a sit I can read plot summaries?

I'm going to but daylight war tomorrow but haven't had the time to re-read the previous two, so somewhere I can remind myself of what happened would be helpful. Phone Post

Do yourself a.favor and pretend that the series ended after the Desert Spear.
3/26/13 8:07 PM
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UGCTT_Jay Edz -  Odd question but does anyone know a sit I can read plot summaries?

I'm going to but daylight war tomorrow but haven't had the time to re-read the previous two, so somewhere I can remind myself of what happened would be helpful. Phone Post

Do yourself a.favor and pretend that the series ended after the Desert Spear.
I can only abandon a series if I'm not enjoying it so I had to at least give it a try!
I'm reading the prologue now...is this fantasy or gay porn :/ Phone Post
3/27/13 10:18 AM
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B17 -  Started Midnight Tides last night. Phone Post

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Tehol and Bugg have had me LOL numerous times.  Honestly, that is really rare for this genre.


Amazing characters. I can't decide who I like more, Tehol or Kruppe. I want a book that just follows the two of them in some convoluted plot.
3/28/13 9:13 PM
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They are kind of like a nod to Douglas Adams
3/28/13 9:19 PM
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imo that is. Just felt like I was reading fantasy Adams when Tehol and Bugg spoke with each other
4/7/13 8:15 PM
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I was thinking about reading the Elric saga by Michael Moorcock. Anyone have an opinion on them? Phone Post 3.0
4/7/13 10:05 PM
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Billyvee - I was thinking about reading the Elric saga by Michael Moorcock. Anyone have an opinion on them? Phone Post 3.0
I've read them. Not too bad. Phone Post
4/10/13 4:23 AM
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B17 -  Started Midnight Tides last night. Phone Post

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Tehol and Bugg have had me LOL numerous times.  Honestly, that is really rare for this genre.


They feel very Blackadder. That book is amazing.  Ublala is also a lot of fun.

4/17/13 3:28 PM
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Just finished Name of the Wind and REALLY enjoyed it.

And to the person who compared it to Harry Potter, other then the fact that it takes part for a while in a university; I see no comparison whatsoever.

I didn't get in to it right away but by the end I was completely hooked. Phone Post 3.0
4/17/13 4:24 PM
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UGCTT_Jay Edz - Just finished Name of the Wind and REALLY enjoyed it.

And to the person who compared it to Harry Potter, other then the fact that it takes part for a while in a university; I see no comparison whatsoever.

I didn't get in to it right away but by the end I was completely hooked. Phone Post 3.0

I enjoyed it very much also. Nothing like Harry Potter, IMO.

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