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#1 MisterOJ

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

I am interested in reading some of Robert Stanek's fantasy novels.

Which one would be the best to start with.

And also, what is the preferred reading order.

Thank you.

#2 Captain Sheepf*cker

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

Start with The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches books 1 - 4 then In the Service of Dragons 1 - 4, then reread them before continuing on to Dawn of the Ages and Battle for Ruin Mist. Reread all those then continue on to Dawn of the Ages and Battle for Ruin Mist. Then I would suggest a full double reread before continuing on to Rise of the Fallen and Dawn of the Ages. Use the companion guide during the reread (there will be a quiz) and then read everything again.

Edited by Captain Sheepf*cker, 10 September 2013 - 06:19 PM.


#3 MisterOJ

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

Thanks Captain!

It's always nice to know the good servicepeople of the country are here to help!

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:29 AM

Silly question: does anyone know Stanek's view of fanfiction?

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

Start with The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches books 1 - 4 then In the Service of Dragons 1 - 4, then reread them before continuing on to Dawn of the Ages and Battle for Ruin Mist. Reread all those then continue on to Dawn of the Ages and Battle for Ruin Mist. Then I would suggest a full double reread before continuing on to Rise of the Fallen and Dawn of the Ages. Use the companion guide during the reread (there will be a quiz) and then read everything again.


When you say reread do you mean read a different edition of the same book eg the children/adult versions?

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:43 AM

I think it best to read all editions simultaneously while listening to the audiobooks to get maximum pleasure. But that's just how I Stanek.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

My suggestion would be to start with the adult version of the Ruinmist Chronicles and read them in this order: Keeper Martin's Tale, Kingdom Alliance, Fields of Honor, and Mark of the Dragon.

Then read the Dark Path - Elf Queen's Quest, The Elf Queen and King 1, and The Elf Queen and King 2.

And finally, then delve into the prequel graphic novels Daughter of Kings and Deliverance.

You may also want to create your own Stanek adventures with the role playing game, Battle for Ruinmist. (where you can fight the evil Martin fanboys and vanquish the dark minions of Rothfuss).

Edited by prone_to_say_stupid_things, 11 September 2013 - 09:05 AM.


#8 Alytha

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:34 PM

Maybe you could use them to learn a language, if you just get them in several of the 30-something languages they've been translated to?

(seriously, guys, you know this is gonna end badly, right? /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' />)

#9 MisterOJ

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:40 PM

Maybe you could use them to learn a language, if you just get them in several of the 30-something languages they've been translated to?


That's a really good point. I wonder how a person goes about ordering these foreign language texts? I'm sure you can just do it through Barnes & Noble.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:42 PM

That's a really good point. I wonder how a person goes about ordering these foreign language texts? I'm sure you can just do it through Barnes & Noble.


Indonesian seems a nice language.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:55 PM

As monstrously popular as they are, I cannot imagine that it would be difficult to get hold of them in even the most exotic of languages, like, say, Manx. Or Luxembourgish.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:54 PM

No translation is more widely-read than the Welsh.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

These are cool books.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:11 PM

I just think he's awesome for using his kid's drawings as the covers. That's got #1 dad written all over it.



Edit: I've no idea how to post images. Google them..........pure awesome.

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#15 Alytha

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

Yeah, it gives hope to all indie/vanity publishing authors with few photoshop skills. Heads up guys, you can still become unbelievably famous! Even in Indonesia!

#16 MisterOJ

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:31 PM

There's not a lot of folks that know how to speak Indonesian, I don't think.

When I was in college, there was courses for French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, German, Latin and several others. Don't remember a course in Indonesian ever being offered. If I could learn that from one of Stanek's novels, I reckon I would be the coolest cat in my subdivision.

I really need to know how to procure the Indonesian version of this book. I mean, I can't just order it off Barnes and Noble. All their books are in English.

Help me board!

#17 David Selig

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

I don't know about Indonesian, but you can buy a Bulgarian version of one of his books from here - http://www.mobilis.b...in-kniga-i.html

Enjoy!

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 03:48 PM

I don't know about Indonesian, but you can buy a Bulgarian version of one of his books from here - http://www.mobilis.b...in-kniga-i.html

Enjoy!


Hah!

When I use the auto-translation through my web browser to make that page English, the publisher of the book is quite a surprise!

#19 David Selig

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:07 PM

^Why?

#20 Darth Richard

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

I think you guys scared him away.