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  1. If you could get any unpublished books for Christmas what would it be.. And no... Not from GRRM.. For me it would be another Goblin book from Katherine Addison and JV Jones next installment in the Sword of Shadows series..
  2. JV Jones Sword of Shadows series is very wintery.. it breathes cold..
  3. Loved it.. thought it was very cinematic.. expect to see it on Netflix soon...
  4. Loved Shards, second book not so much.. hopefully he sticks the landing..
  5. Enjoyed this much more than Red Knight which was the only other Cameron book that I read ...
  6. The Jade trilogy was excellent, I hope they turned into a high level TV series or movie soon..
  7. Been on a Tchaikovsky binge recently Read Elder Race Ogre and The Doors of Eden, Ogre was underwhelming but both Doors of Eden and Elder Race were well done, I have noticed a political slant to the writing though which is a bit heavy handed at times, but as it generally aligns with my leanings I don't mind it so much, others might find it jarring though..
  8. You are partially describing Bakkers magic system with the use of precise language both spoken and thought to conjure a thing, with the gnosis going further by conjuring the essence of the thing itself.. classic example instead of a dragon breathing fire you get fire in it's pure form.. Bakkers calls it utteral and inutteral, with a more advanced form using a second inutteral to teleport.. fascinating...
  9. Interesting, what grabs me though is the mention of Andats, which to me is the most imaginative take on magic I think I have ever come across.
  10. Cavern is definitely the weakest imo, I recalled giving up on it back then, glad I persevered.. I would advice judicious skimming since this is a reread...
  11. Within the last two weeks I have read been reading Katherine Addison Goblin Emperor had been on my radar for a while but just got around to it and off i was on this ride, I really liked it, but that's a side issue.. Both Witness for the Dead and Grief of Stones are dry methodical and absolutely cannot be put down, I can honestly say I don't know why I find both these books to be so fascinating but they are, I will think on it and come back to this post, all I can hope is that we have not seen the last of Thera Celehar..
  12. Yup, same here, I am patiently waiting on Endlords, whenever a publication date is announced I will commence a reread... These books has so many made for TV moments, should have gotten optioned years ago..
  13. Just finished Eyes of the Void..book 2 of Tchaikovsky Architects series, it was originally promoted as a duology but is now a trilogy it seems. didn't enjoy it ..lots of bloat and exposition.. disappointed.. quite enjoyed Shards of the Earth..
  14. Re reading Strange Dogs and I have so many questions.. How did cara died and how long after the events surrounding Xan's death..were the dogs existing before the orbitals came online, doubt it else someone would have come across them prior to Cara, what are the dog's purpose... I have read all these stories before, but reading them back to back only highlights the quality.. hard to pick a favorite , Auberon and Butcher weakest to me..the others really excellent...
  15. Read Fonda Lee's Jade Trilogy in a rush and enjoyed them greatly.. For some reason I have had Lois McMaster Bujold on my mind,while I enjoy the Penric stories they are no substitute for old time Bujold, I reread Shards of Honor, which was ok but I had forgotten the Aftermath .. wow... That got me in the feels.... Next up is Barrayar.. Cordelia ..then Miles..
  16. I know various bits of this book exists but I refuse to even check any out . I want it whole and entire..
  17. Jah, this might be sacrilege on this board, but Endlords is my most eagerly awaited book ... Talking about scene in first book ,the one where Raif rescues Ash with just 6 arrows is amazing. I am happy that JV seems to be back on track and an end is in sight.. As for the difference in quality between Words and Sword, it's as if there is a different Author..
  18. Can we petition GRRM to get Adrian Tchaikovsky to finish ASOIAF, man is ridiculously prolific and maintains such a high standard.. Ok Ok joke...
  19. The reappearance of felip would have raised interesting issues for the crew of the Roci, he is a war criminal, he was hands on in the attack on Earth, I can't see Holden and the rest of the Roci crew just turning a blind eye to that while he and his mom worked out their issues, don't think this could have been dealt with in the chapters allocated to Kit and would be a serious distraction at such a crucial juncture, authors should have re introduced him in TW imo, during the time when Naomi was by herself.. it doesn't weaken the book for me, just make for interesting speculation..
  20. It looks like we are kinda unanimous in our desire to see felip again, I wonder why they didn't go his route instead of Kit, there was a focus on Alex here that perhaps explain the Kit decision, but it was a minor bug in an excellent finale, that Amos is the figurative last man standing was a delight, burnished by the fact that cara and xan should be there also to keep him company.
  21. Have been on a bender reading craft sequence this last couple weeks.. reading out of chronological and published order, thus I am now in the middle of Full Fathom Five with only the last book left.. these are well written books with great characters and plot, but full fathom five has pushed this series over the edge into exalted territory for me, funny though that I was aware of the books before now without any interest, Jah know.. shades of Long Price Quartet.. nothing happens before the time ..
  22. I know a writer is skilled when Orsos death keeps lingering in my head and affecting my mood.. that shit hurts.. I will console myself with thoughts of him escaping and hanging out with Jappo..
  23. Nice take, Leo was always a narcissistic asshole and rode other people to his acclaim, not surprised he turned out bitter and ungrateful.. on Rikke's vision, the one where the weaver had some burning jewel/stone, could Bayaz have regained another seed equivalent that will magnify his power?
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