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About to finish rereading The Heroes. Forgot how much this book reminds me of the Battle of Gettysburg. 

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8 hours ago, A True Kaniggit said:

About to finish rereading The Heroes. Forgot how much this book reminds me of the Battle of Gettysburg. 

Are you trying to derail the update debate thread :)

The heroes is the book I'm most looking forward to on my reread. Which I need to start in the new year if the new book is out September ish. 6 books at 2-3 weeks per book (with sanity breaks of other authors in between). I probably should make it a new year's resolution. I think the ones I'm most curious about on the reread are "the blade itself" (which I recall was ok until the end when it became great enough to try the next book) and "red country" which just didn't click as well with me but think I'd maybe appreciate more the second time. Joe's own reread post suggests he really likes some of the characters from red country suggesting he may return to them.

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14 hours ago, red snow said:

Are you trying to derail the update debate thread :)

Absolutely yes.

 

I've just about reached the mind-state where I'm going to make a long post consisting of the similarities I see between the two battles.

Edit:  And now the sidebar of my computer is trying to get me to buy The Blade Itself, the first law trilogy box set, Half a King, and ........

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence? WTF?

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2 hours ago, A True Kaniggit said:

Absolutely yes.

 

I've just about reached the mind-state where I'm going to make a long post consisting of the similarities I see between the two battles.

Edit:  And now the sidebar of my computer is trying to get me to buy The Blade Itself, the first law trilogy box set, Half a King, and ........

Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence? WTF?

Joe has been known to joke about "homages" particularly with the second trilogy. There are obvious ones in BSC and red country so battle of Gettysburg might well be a genuine influence.

Grey sister is pretty good. If you can stand teen protagonists the first book in the series is worth a look

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On ‎5‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 6:35 PM, red snow said:

I think it's also important to recognise there's an ego at play too. So even if there is remorse, there's a "I beat them all" aspect to him to which makes the remorse a little empty.

That's a really good set up for a sequel if Joe ever entertains the thought of returning. Who knows how messy Yarvi could have made things after another generation?

Rather a delay in replying, but, I think a fourth Shattered Sea novel is an absolute necessity.

I think Yarvi would have made himself hated as well as feared, across the Shattered Sea.  

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2 hours ago, SeanF said:

Rather a delay in replying, but, I think a fourth Shattered Sea novel is an absolute necessity.

I think Yarvi would have made himself hated as well as feared, across the Shattered Sea.  

I guess Joe is focussed on the new first law trilogy but it would be interesting if he has any wish to revisit the shattered sea in the future and/or whether sales would allow. I'm guessing it performed well but with the rapid release it's maybe hard to tell.

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