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  1. Well I for one enjoy the updates even if I'm not doing the re-read actively.
  2. I didn't mean that the whole Dogman's crew was influenced by Bayaz, rather that their adventure was setup by Bayaz influencing Logen / Bloody Nine one time, which set off things in motion that made Bethod wage more wars, which in turn ... And so on and so forth.
  3. Aside from obligatory jokes of actually finishing the work you started, I liked both, Name of the Wind and everything Abercrombie wrote. Completely different feels when reading either, but enjoyable altogether. If I'm going to call myself a fan, I'd say that I'm Abercrombie's fan though.
  4. That makes a lot of sense actually. You get a sense that Logen and crew were plucky independent gang, fighting it's own fight in the North. It is more likely like you state, Bethods wars and later Union's wars were prolonged through Bayaz's will and his manipulation of first Logen, then Jezal, then Shivers (at least in the Heroes). It's an amusing thought, but perhaps not grounded in text: as Monza and Benna were brought up by Cosca, it seems almost like Benna turned out exactly like Cosca (especially in Red Country) while Monza turned out like Cosca imagined himself to be (or was, before alcohol and greed and other inner demons took over).
  5. He seems like a type of person who would belittle anything and everything that is beyond his control or knowledge or simply better than him at anything.
  6. When is this said? Is it by Logen when he picks a weapon when Bayaz lets him choose from his arsenal? I think I mentioned this before somewhere on here, it seems to me that Logen might be a demon actually, I seem to remember his wording suggesting something similar to what Fenrig said, how he was a part of ancient battles. I may have misremembered but at one point Logen mentions demons as part of him, but the way he phrased it can be understood in different ways.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    She looks vaguely similar to how I imagined Lady. I hope they make it and after that I hope they make a bit more... true to the original, for lack of a better word, than HBO made Game of Thrones. I also wish they don't sugar coat it and leave the Company as black and vicious as brutal as they were in the books. Based on recent TV shows, I can't see them making the good guys do that carnage like The Company did in Beryl, when they slaughtered their enemies while they were asleep.
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    Glen Cooks The Black Company series

    They hold up very well, at least the first 3 did for me. I skipped the rest and re-read the last few chapters of the last book of The Books of the Glittering Stone. I just can't suffer another re-read of the book where Murgen is the Annalist. I just don't know how I went through it the first time. It's dense, difficult to read and yet in the middle of all that madness are throw-away lines which explain a lot later on. It bothers me that no one can actually write like this. It's as if someone transferred his train of thought directly to paper. Sitting down and writing a sentence takes knowing what are you going to write. For example a lot of times he just throws in "Wait, what was that?" and the chapter ends or he continues almost without a pause. It conveys how mad he has become, , but I'd see it much more easier to comprehend if someone else was the Annalist and had the duty to write down everything Murgen utters. Regarding the death count.
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    References and Homages

    and well oberyn being called the viper and all that.