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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    At this point, even if Rothfuss delivers a book (and he won't), the only things that will give me satisfaction are: Learning that the Man-mother theory actually is complete bunk. The Adem are right. Haliax/Lanre/The Chandrian are the actual the hero(es) and have been all along. The Edema Ruh are (1) a kind of swollen ailment and (2) actually are scum of the earth, just as Meluan believes Denna dying repeatedly, and then revealing herself as one of the Chandrian, then killing Kvothe, repeatedly and then dying again. Bast being Felurian in disguise. She continues her mass murder/rapist ways in the "human" world. Rothfuss confirming that the "Adem" and the "Edema Ruh" have _no_ common background whatsoever and their name similarity is simple happenstance. Auri stabbing Elodin repeatedly in the heart and revealing herself as the big bad who has gotten another sucker Jax/Taborlin/Kvothe to do her evil bidding. She too is a Chandrian. In fact, everyone (including Ben) is a Chandrian. The name meaning "7" is a complete coincidence. Meluan is the ultimate hero of the story. She and Alveron send collections after Kvothe and he hangs for his misuse of funds and corruption of the Bursar. Elodin isn't a wise zenlike teacher at all. Instead, he's just mentally ill. We discover he wrote two books of a trilogy and then went insane. Never recovered. They guy with a beard is just a misdirect.
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    November 2017: What was good this year?

    I loved the voice, let's see how I put up with the jokes. Disappointed to hear there isn't a compelling dilemma. And when do we get more murderous fairies? Been waiting...
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    Attempting Wheel of Time series...

    sniff
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    The books coming out in 2018

    How does this go down in conversation: "So, Peadar, what do you do with yourself?" "I write about the utter destruction of Ireland and the hunting and murder of its young folk by crazed wee folk"? Warmly received?
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    Ancillary Sword and Mercy by Ann Leckie

    I hated that the translator was wasted as a secondary character in a meaningless duology about tea. Loved book one. Loved both translators (although Dlique only really got, what, a page on-screen?). I've already pre-ordered the new book which isn't about Breq or Tea. I hope there's a lot of translator in it but I'm pretty sure that won't happen.
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    The books coming out in 2018

    More angry fae?
  7. So you're suggesting that "shucks" comes from the Norman French expression "Salut connard", which through a process of onomasiology became "o sconnarks", and then "aw shucks"?
  8. Nice discussion here: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/41556/why-is-shucks-as-in-aw-shucks-used-with-an-s-ending
  9. Sheepfarmer's Daughter. If you haven't read the trilogy, it's worth it.
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    Will we ever get another series like ASOIAF?

    The Coin and Dagger series (5 books) meets your qualifications pretty much. I don't think it's as good but I think it's quite good. Like GoT, I think it does good villain. Stormlight Archives misses on point 4 and is weak on point 5 and very good on 1 but is a very strong series overall. I won't bring up Kingkiller because the concluding Book 3 is never going to be finished and the main character is contra 2 and weak on 5.
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    What was your favourite book as a child?

    My paperback fell apart. (I always skipped the Halloween chapter though.)
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    What you're reading - July 2017

    I think I need to re-read it. AGAIN. Because you brought it up in conversation and now I'm thinking about how much I love this book. (This, Deviants, Anubis all tie for my fave.)
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    Here's Sanderson's recent update to Stormlight #3

    A nice long Oathbringer and the promise of Rith2 makes me very happy indeed
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    What you're reading - July 2017

    Re-read Jumper (the tech has aged badly, as has all the psychotherapy stuff -- letters and phone booths oh my) and the first two Earthsea (still like Atuan way better than #1, not sure I'll bother with the Farthest Shore).
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