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  • Birthday 06/13/1978

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  1. FIVE more Osten Ard novels... geez. Um... I'm not sad to hear this, just a bit surprised.
  2. That seems the most obvious choice... also considering Morgan got a glimpse of him/it in his little climbing escapade in tWC. I guess of all the options, I like that one the least. I want Pyrates to be dead. Ded dead. Dead as Ned dead.
  3. Good question, and I'm with you on the wasted pages if nothing comes of it, and agree on the bolded above. Sometimes I wonder if he lost his memory (like Camaris in the originals) and is out there scrubbing floors babbling nonsense. Or got sucked into the dream world or wherever the souls of those like Ineluki et al went to... Back to Da'ai Chikiza... so coverged there we have: The Pure, Tanahaya (presumed dead), Morgan, Nezeru, Norns, the 2 Trolls, Tinuke'daya and all their various forms, Adelin and his group. Lots of witnesses to whatever is about to happen. Wasn't there mention that one of the master witnesses used to be there? Also in the vicinity we have the Ogre of Misty Valley who has to show up again later... Chekhov's Gun and all. I really thought the book was going to end with that event... and instead seems it will be the beginning of the next book.
  4. I am convinced she's not dead (yet anyway). Remember Joshua in the original trilogy when everyone thought he was dead for so long? I just can't see her going out like that. She gave the ring to the girl so she would be believed when she delivered Miri's message, then she ended up dead and everyone thinks it's Miri when Miri's really still hiking through the bush somewhere. Classic Tad. Anyway, yes I have always held that the Garden was on a different planet, or perhaps in a different dimension or plane of existence, what have you... and Ruyan teleported them to Osten Ard with his magicks. Doesn't explain how the dragons came along for the ride, however. That has always been the burr in my thinking, because the dragons also were created before unbeing took the Garden. I have no explanation for how they also ended up in Osten Ard.
  5. I finished EoG a few days back, so I finally came here to the spoiler thread, only to find there were no spoilers! Despite the misleading thread title, I came to discuss the story... I really enjoyed the book... although the ending it felt kind of like an odd stopping point. The events in Da'ai Chikiza are unresolved and unless I missed it, we still don't know what is going on there (nevertheless why). Lots of characters converging there only to end the book just before whatever big event is going to happen with the Tinuke'daya (I'm assuming related to the events in Naglimund). Miri's cliffhanger (of course she's still alive)... I'm still most disappointed in Pasavellas... I really liked him before it turned out to just be the traitorous servant unraveling the kingdom trope... maybe I'll be surprised in the end, but I felt something.... more.... could have been done with that plot line. Who is the red thing underneath the Hayholt? Pyrate's ghost? Cadrach? I keep trying to remember from tGAT, the blind guy who heard the voices down there that Rachel would feed... could it be him as I don't remember what happened to him? Maybe I'm in the wrong forum for this
  6. Opinions will differ... I didn't really enjoy TWC as much but it was because the story was not what I expected... although it was what I expected from Williams as a volume to set the table, and my issues with the Hikedaya culture which I've gotten used to over time. I'm really enjoying the 2nd book as I've stated above, Others feel differently of course. When I first read MST as a teenager, when it was first released, I thought it was the best thing since LotR... on a reread 25 years later... I find it decent and enjoyable, but not the upper echelons of modern fantasy... yet Williams was one who paved the way for so many other great writers in the decades since, and for that I think it's an important series. If anyone likes MST, I think it unlikely you'd regret reading these.
  7. I'm about 250 pages in now. Thoroughly enjoying this book and I think this is some of Williams' best work. I have lots of questions I want to discuss, but a fear of spoilers leaves me to rafo
  8. I'm still only about 10% in... haven't had much reading time lately but next week I'm going on vacation and plan to devour it. Liking what I've read so far. I def find Pasevalles to be the character I want to read about more. (Edit: not sure what's going on with the formatting here)
  9. I want to clickety click those spoilers, but I'm only a couple chapters in.
  10. I've had it pre-ordered for awhile. Looking forward to it.
  11. Ded As Ned

    College Basketball: 2019 Bracket Edition

    No, the Gods are Good!
  12. Ded As Ned

    College Basketball: 2019 Bracket Edition

    Thank goodness @Ramsay B. pulled it out and saved me $50! And Manhole for not picking in time and saving me from finishing in last place! Next year will be my year!
  13. Ded As Ned

    College Basketball: 2019 Bracket Edition

    Not yet. There's lots of game left for me to make a comeback. To pique his interest in it I did tell him there is a $50 prize for winning the group... so I do need somebody to knock him out by the end lol
  14. Ded As Ned

    College Basketball: 2019 Bracket Edition

    My 9 year old is leading the contest. So far he's perfect on the first half of the Elite 8... (that Texas Tech over Duke pick might get him in the end, but crazier things have happened).