Joe Abercrombie - A Red Country
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:37 AM
What the heck were you doing to it? I've read that book three times and loaned it to my brother, and the binding is fine. Totally undamaged, to all appearances.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:03 AM
It's not just the binding though, there's a lot of print and text errors in there. And I found the cover art pretty crappy too in this instance. And in general it's not as good as Lies of Lockes Lamora. Still love Scott Lynch though.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:23 AM
Honestly, nothing. I was as careful with it as with all my books. I think I just had the bad luck to get a real shoddy copy. However, it did royally piss me off, not to mention really turning me off UK hardcovers.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:13 AM
1. Any way you can make that dude immortal?
2. Is it October yet?
Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:53 AM
I'd like to see more of the Old Empire. The description in the books felt a bit off to me, as there were armies fighting across it as though it were normal, settled country, but aside from the Magus I don't think the group ever saw another living thing, as though the land were completely depopulated. But if that were the case, where did the armies come from and what were they fighting over?
Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:45 PM
My head is spinning somehow. I'm trying to remember the orientation of everything. Wasn't somehow the main country from First Law (which I am totally drawing a blank on) somehow an island surrounded by a giant landmass or something?
Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:54 PM
To the south is ... The South, which is a seperate very large continent.
To the north is .... The North. This is connected in the West to Starikland and then further West/South of that to the Old Empire. It makes some sort of arc cause the Old Empire is West and the North is north.
To the East is Styria and then Suljuk (?) and a few other smaller islands I think.
Edited by Shryke, 25 July 2012 - 01:55 PM.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:26 PM
Still, on that map I thought I remembered the Old Empire being a separate continent.
Also the other issue I mentioned is still bugging me
Posted 26 July 2012 - 03:08 PM
Thanks REG. I assume that was fan-made at some point and it seems to have been rendered outdated by this latest map. That one seems to show Starikland more to the north while the Red Country jacket displays it to the east of the Old Empire.
Its always so hard for me to visualize where everything falls. I'm glad Joe has relented on his "No Maps" stance.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:30 PM
Oh man, I can't freaking wait.