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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 17 May 2017 :  17:06:11  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Taleras

I'm currently reading Servant of the Shard which has been an awesome change of pace as a side story for the Drizzt series. According to a list I was looking at, this was the proper book to read after Spine of the World and before Sea of Swords. So next up will be Sea of Swords and then I think I will finish the Sellswords series after that. Any thoughts from anyone on that order of books?



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Taleras
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Posted - 17 May 2017 :  18:38:23  Show Profile Send Taleras a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri


Your order is correct.



Thank you for confirming!
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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 19 May 2017 :  14:01:29  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Taleras

quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri


Your order is correct.



Thank you for confirming!



Servant of the Shard also serves as the first book in the Sellswords series which focuses on the adventures of Jarlaxle and Entreri.

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Taleras
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Posted - 19 May 2017 :  14:05:28  Show Profile Send Taleras a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Perfect, just about done with Servant of the Shard and Sea of Swords is waiting on my shelf. The next Sellswords books are on their way!

Edited by - Taleras on 19 May 2017 14:05:44
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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 19 May 2017 :  18:29:05  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Taleras

Perfect, just about done with Servant of the Shard and Sea of Swords is waiting on my shelf. The next Sellswords books are on their way!



Enjoy!

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I actually haven't picked up a realms novels since I finished Mel Odom's Rising Tide. By that time I had a large amount of FR Sourcebooks that were being ignored and decided to forgo the novels and catch up.

For the past several months I've been re-reading the Wheel of Time series. (back up to book 7) I originally got as far at book 9 or 10 before catching up to what Jordan had written and never went back till I got the rest.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 23 May 2017 :  02:31:42  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished reading a novel of The Strange called Myth of the Maker. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great -- and there were some editing mistakes that really bugged me.

I'm also reading The Once and Future King. I've only been reading it at lunch at work, and those have been short lunches, as well... So I'm not very far into it. I also wasn't expecting that much of a kids' book. My enthusiasm to complete this one very much knows some bounds.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 23 May 2017 :  02:45:23  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Started The High Druid's Blade by Terry Brooks.

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I'm now reading The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala by Jon Baird and Kevin Costner -- yes, the dude known for his lupine dance partners and for being in a movie that spawned one of the most overplayed songs in the history of noise.

It's interesting, the way it's written. It's set during World War I, and has some of the pulp feel of stories written during that time frame. But what makes it more distinctive is the way the story is told... Part of it is an omniscient narrator, who makes his own comments on the action, here and there. The narrator will describe everything that leads up to a particular scene, and then it becomes a graphic novel, with 4-panel comic pages depicting the scene itself.

There are also a lot of illustrations, scattered throughout the book. I don't think I've read a novel with this many illustrations since I was in grade school!

I just started the book late last night, so I've barely been able to read it for an hour... But I am quite intrigued, thus far, and enjoying this odd approach to storytelling.

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Posted - 25 Jun 2017 :  23:47:01  Show Profile  Visit Rogue Bard's Homepage Send Rogue Bard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've just started reading R. A. Salvatore's "The Orc King". I'm also slogging through George R. R. Martin's "A Clash of Kings". I'm not implying it's bad, I'm just finding it somewhat boring in parts. But that may well be because this is technically the second time I'm reading it. I originally listened to the audiobook version which I found somewhat more enjoyable, but that was a while ago so I wanted to refresh my memory before moving on to "A Storm of Swords".

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CorellonsDevout
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Posted - 26 Jun 2017 :  00:03:43  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Still reading some Pathfinder novels (though they are currently trying to find a new publisher, so their novel line is in a tight spot right now, too *le sigh*), and I've discovered some good m/m romances. Hey, we all have a guilty pleasure.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 26 Jun 2017 :  04:31:21  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished reading the third book of the Warrior Trilogy, set in the Fourth Succession War of the BattleTech universe.

I wasn't even sure if I had those books, when I decided I wanted to read them again... With the exception of the post-Jihad stuff, I had all of the BattleTech novels (including The Sword and the Dagger) before the fire. Since not all of those novels were great, and since the Jihad really destroyed a lot of my enjoyment of the setting, I've not replaced all that many of the books...

But apparently the Warrior trilogy was in that small collection, as well as the Blood of Kerensky books. So I've got some of the best of the BTech stuff.

I'm not sure what's going to be next on my list... I need to look over the stack of recent acquisitions...

Edit: I have decided on a book called The Everything Box. I'd never heard of it, before finding the sequel in the store, recently -- but finding that sequel made me want to find the first book.... Because when you see a book entitled The Wrong Dead Guy, you've got to take a closer look.

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Posted - 27 Jun 2017 :  12:58:10  Show Profile Send CTrunks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been re-reading what Dragonlance novels I have (which is pretty much the 'main' novels), and am currently nearing the end of War of the Twins. Personally, I'm looking forward to when I get to Second Generation, so I can re-read "Raistlin's Daughter" with the knowledge that Margaret Weis apparently regretted the heck out of that particular story.
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Posted - 27 Jun 2017 :  14:38:21  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by CTrunks

I've been re-reading what Dragonlance novels I have (which is pretty much the 'main' novels), and am currently nearing the end of War of the Twins. Personally, I'm looking forward to when I get to Second Generation, so I can re-read "Raistlin's Daughter" with the knowledge that Margaret Weis apparently regretted the heck out of that particular story.



I was always disappointed by the way they set that up and then went the other way with it.

The off-screen deaths at the beginning of the War of Souls trilogy bugged me, too.

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Alisttair
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Posted - 02 Jul 2017 :  02:10:10  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The D&D colouring book. Although it was quck to read and I am mostly spending my time coloring (duh!). I have a 4 year old so we color it together she and I. ;)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 02 Jul 2017 :  02:24:11  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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The D&D colouring book. Although it was quck to read and I am mostly spending my time coloring (duh!). I have a 4 year old so we color it together she and I. ;)



That's awesome. Mayhaps I should get one for my little guy and I to do.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 03 Jul 2017 :  13:56:41  Show Profile  Visit Artemas Entreri's Homepage Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Started The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks.

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Wooly Rupert
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Right now, I'm reading Age of Myth. At this point in the book, we have two races, the Fhrey and the Rhune, who appear to be headed towards war. The Fhrey are far more civilized than the Rhune, live for 3000 years, and the Rhune think of them as gods. The Rhune are not quite Bronze Age tech (one guy was known for not just having a sword, but having a sword made of copper) and kinda have a Scottish feel. Things go south between the two groups when a Rhune kills a Fhrey; the Rhune people are amazed to find out the gods can be slain.

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Currently reading Pathfinder Tales: Worldwound Gambit. While I have enjoyed the PF Tales so far, I am having trouble getting in to this one. The author has a weird writing style. The book is written in present tense, which worked in Hunger Games, but in this instance, it is throwing me off, especially because he is trying to have a dark tone, as well.

I am also reading an m/m romance novel called Midnight, third book in the Dance with the Devil series.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 04 Jul 2017 :  17:45:14  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I finished Age of Myth last night, once more staying up longer than I should have to do so. I quite enjoyed it.

Now I'm reading Sandman Slim. The main character is a magician (actual spells, not "pick a card, any card!") who was betrayed by his associates and drug down to Hell, where his status as the only living person down there lead to a lot of arena combat. And since everyone down there was cheating, he wound up getting some nifty abilities (including regeneration). Now he's back in LA, though, and he's looking to have a not-so-friendly discussion with the folks who sent him below.

It's urban fantasy, but a darker and grittier flavor of such than what I normally read. I'm usually not a fan of the dark and gritty stuff, but I liked Everything Box, which is by the same author, and this one has a lot of positive reviews, so I thought I'd give it a try.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 06 Jul 2017 :  04:36:48  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So Sandman Slim wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. There's a lot that I did enjoy with the story, but the main character siphoned off some of what was good about it. He's badass enough to make Chuck Norris wet himself, but he's got the people skills of week-old roadkill. It's partially understandable from his backstory, but he's also a major jerk. He does have a couple redeeming qualities, but overall, he's a murderous SOB, and he delights in it. That kind of thing obviously works for some readers, but I'm not one of them.

I kind of want to read more of the books in the series, to see if the character becomes more likable, but I'm also reluctant to, because then I'd have to read more about a character I dislike.

There's also the fact that his nickname, Sandman Slim, just kind of comes out of nowhere, and the main character readily adopts it after first being mystified by it. That's another discordant note in the story.

Next up, I'm going to read the Webmage books. It's been a while, and I'm wanting something a bit lighter and more familiar after this last book.

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