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Posted - 09 Aug 2017 :  04:56:11  Show Profile Send Taleras a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finally finished the Sellswords series. Ran into some stretches of little to no reading lately, but I am now started on The Thousand Orcs. Can't believe I'm on book #17 of the Drizzt series...

Edited by - Taleras on 09 Aug 2017 05:01:10
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Posted - 09 Aug 2017 :  07:10:17  Show Profile  Click to see Thelonius's MSN Messenger address Send Thelonius a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished Terry Pratchett's Pyramids. Finally liked it though it took a bit to start enjoying it. Starting to dive into Ready Player One.

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Posted - 09 Aug 2017 :  16:01:18  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Thelonius

Starting to dive into Ready Player One.

That's a personal fave. It's one of the few books I've wanted to reread as soon as I completed it the first time.

His second novel, Armada, is good, but it doesn't knock it out of the park the way Ready Player One did.

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Posted - 10 Aug 2017 :  05:19:17  Show Profile Send CTrunks a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

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

I have to admit, while I can understand preferring it being a true story, I think it works better as being just a rumor or legend that started after Raistlin's death, so nobody could accurately confirm it.

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

When I first read the War of Souls trilogy, I genuinely enjoyed it. But this most recent re-read felt like a bit of a chore, and I think most of it falls onto Mina. I know it's popular to declare most characters a 'Mary Sue', but she really was a Mary Sue. She was apparently a perfect tactician, a perfect warrior, everyone loved her, and she was never wrong for most of the series. And because she was always right, almost everyone else, at least among the new characters, came out looking like they were either incompetent or just plain stupid.

Plus, having everything that happened between Dragons of a Summer Flame and the War of Souls trilogy be Takhisis's fault, only to hit the Grand Reset Button (after ensuring the elves were in a worse place than before, of course, since Krynnish Elves Ruin Everything), felt like a total cop out.

Anyway, in "things I am reading now" news, I've restarted the ASoIaF books, and I'm almost done Game of Thrones.
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