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Eric Cartman

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  1. Book 2's climax was a mindf*ck and I really need to read that again closer to release of Alecto!
  2. Black Stone Heart by Mike Fletcher. MC wakes up with amnesia and realizes his past character is ingrained into him despite his attempts to be a good person. Utterly fascinating!
  3. I think we all can agree that Gideon is by far a better character than Harrow. Let's see how Alecto fares.
  4. I found Harrow to be a book of two parts. Part One (which is nearly 60% of the book) is a bit tedious to read as Tamsyn got a bit carried away with her own prose (esp in second person narrative). There's only so much of Harrow's misery monologue that I could take before it gets frustrating. Part Two is where the plot actually progresses rapidly. It feels a bit rushed as events cascade right on top of each other and revelations unveiled at every other page. Leaves you hanging in a nice place waiting for book 3. I liked this slightly lesser that earlier book as Gideon was a far better character than Harrow. Still a good read.
  5. It's surprising to me that Cold Days is rated that highly. For me the top 3 are 1. Changes - Probably the best of all finale's. And the book which shifts the series altogether. Blends the epicness and human side brilliantly. 2. Turn Coat - That intro and lots of game changing events, a demon of a book ;-/ 3. Dead Beat - Can't beat a book with a t-Rex in it! I'll probably have Proven Guilty and Summer Knight to complete Top 5.
  6. I didn't like the way JB changed the character dynamics, just to further the plot. It's like the behavior of the characters and their relationship have changed completely in Peace Talks. Plus the first 3/4th of the book is essentially a filler for the last 1/4th.
  7. Have you all read Lost Horizon by James Hilton. A airplane crash lands a bunch of people at mysterious Shangri-La where they get extra long life...if they stay there. And that their arrival may not be a accident. One of my first and still best remembered books.
  8. Not sure how you calculate that. Molly became Winter Lady in Cold Days. Peace Talks is set 2 years after Cold Days...and that how long she's been his boss for.
  9. https://www.jim-butcher.com/timeline Per Jim Butcher timelines, Molly is 17 at Proven Guilty (Harry is 32) (give or take a year) when she tries to act on her crush to Harry. She's probably right at age of consent or a year younger at best. Harry shuts it down and calls her padawan which establishes the relationship, which is proper thing to do considering their background.
  10. Harry/Molly is very Woody Allen'esque. Karrin is a much better partner. They may have started as friends, but JB has done a good job of their change in feelings. From the excerpt looks like the peace conference will be between Fomors vs Wizards maybe. I need to go back to the novellas to refresh my memory of Fomors.
  11. Nothing special on that. I used to discuss Fantasy Books with Revanchist on another forum and he recommended the Literature forum as a great place to have general fantasy book related discussions. I was also impressed that you have a multi page thread on Nemesis Games and so decided to give this a try. I really don't have any criticism on GRRM's books. I recall reading the first 4 books back in mid 2000's before all the TV hype and liked it. At that time I was really into books on traditional magic and fantasy elements and felt that GRRM is more of a political docudrama than a classic fantasy. I just wanted more magic, more dragons and more of fantasy, so drifted off to other series, I suppose. I may come back to this if we ever get the next book.
  12. I've a big list of favourite characters. Sticking with same username is boring! Ever site I'm on has a different favourite character of mine. And the caf username was not my own. Given to me by Dwyane, I think.
  13. Hello to all! Glad to be here. Voracious reader of fantasy and fiction books. Just finished Nemesis Games and currently underway through the 2nd book of Tales from Ketty Jay series. I'll incur the wrath of the dragons by admitting that I'm not a big fan of asoiaf. I've read all the books years before the TV series started and though good, not exactly my type. If and when the next book comes, I've not decided on whether I'd read it or not. Probably will. The Literature forum comes highly recommended by @TheRevanchist (EAP here) and I hope to have great discussions there.
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