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  1. A ferro logan hookup in some remote region would be sweet.. And no, I don't think we have seen the last of the bloody nine, think he is going to die on screen..
  2. Count me as one who thought Clover was Craw also.. I think the close relationship with Wonderful threw me off..
  3. did a re-reading of every single JA book in the series, in preparation for this book, which i quite enjoyed. Shame this one left me feeling so very meh. Maybe the glut did it Over sated
  4. I want to know about the Shanka's ability with flesh and metal and Cauribs resurrection, elements of magic and technology I assume..
  5. I had a thought about Orso and Rikke too, she is well on her way to being the King in the North she and Orso getting to getting together would make the Union immeasurably stronger, but that might be too tidy a resolution for our Joe. The first two installments of this trilogy has been pretty self contained, story arcs concluding satisfactorily, however I can't see the whole story concluding in one more book though.. I have read this book twice now.. that's a record..
  6. I hope we learn more about the Shanka's ability to bring back ppl from the dead though..
  7. Whoever said Stour Downfall up thread big up yourself. I was pissed at Joe for that last Clover Wonderful scene in A Little Hatred and the taking down of Stour has partly made amends.. lovely book, probably the best one yet, Joe is at the heights of his story telling powers. I have no nits to pick, everything worked for me Rikke is my new favorite character and Vick and Joppo.. u see where this is leading....
  8. Yeah Dune rocks, fear is the mind killer is i think the first quote from a sci/fi novel to make it into popular lexicon.. I had previously thought Herbert had lifted it from somewhere else..
  9. Yup, this is purely authorial indulgence as i am not sure this phrase from the book would have been in popular culture at the time..
  10. I really enjoyed this book and found it hard to put down, i am unsure of where the story goes from here but am looking forward to it.. I lol when the FBI guy called Cora a Sweet Summer Child..
  11. I liked Ashes, its a curious mix of YA and adult fantasy, didn't catch the star wars vibes as not a huge fan but in retrospect the haken is obviously modeled after a light sabre, its a familiar fantasy trope of ancient civilization leaving behind technology that is barely understood by the current inhabitants, but it was handled well and had two interesting lead characters, the brother/sister was an unusual twist.. I look forward to the second installment.
  12. Like many here i thought the Windies had snatched defeat again.. Pleasantly surprised by the fight shown.. We have a good crop of players.. Hopefully they can grow together to be competitive in the top echelon again..
  13. Icarium vs the seguleh 1st
  14. I read a book as a kid that was way too advanced for me and for decades I have been trying to find out the name and author, anyways it was about the prohibition, basically some rich dude planned it from start to finish and had control over numerous mobsters and politicians, in later years I keep thinking it's a twist on some real persons life but I can't make the connection..
  15. I reread Curse and Paladin every couple years and it's like the first time, have been reading LMB books for over 30 years and these are probably the best and thats saying a lot as Miles Vorkosigan is just below Fitzchivalry Farseer as my favorite fantasy/scifi character..
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