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The Power of Six
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The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
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"Considering that this is a series for teenagers, I rather enjoyed reading this book. Granted, it's simplistic & not that well-written, but it's pr...more "
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
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The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett
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I feel like this series could be so much more. Every time it seems like something huge & exciting is about to happen, it doesn't. It just seems like there were a lot of lost opportunities for the story to really come alive.
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Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
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The Lost Island by Douglas Preston
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Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
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I have read a lot of fantasy, and I have to say that The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance are two of the best I've read. I can't think of anything bad to say about these books. The characters are engaging and dynamic, the plot speeds right along, t...more
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Steven Erikson
“There is something profoundly cynical, my friends, in the notion of paradise after death. The lure is evasion. The promise is excusative. One need not accept responsibility for the world as it is, and by extension, one need do nothing about it. To strive for change, for true goodness in this mortal world, one must acknowledge and accept, within one's own soul, that this mortal reality has purpose in itself, that its greatest value is not for us, but for our children and their children. To view life as but a quick passage alone a foul, tortured path – made foul and tortured by our own indifference – is to excuse all manner of misery and depravity, and to exact cruel punishment upon the innocent lives to come.

I defy this notion of paradise beyond the gates of bone. If the soul truly survives the passage, then it behooves us – each of us, my friends – to nurture a faith in similitude: what awaits us is a reflection of what we leave behind, and in the squandering of our mortal existence, we surrender the opportunity to learn the ways of goodness, the practice of sympathy, empathy, compassion and healing – all passed by in our rush to arrive at a place of glory and beauty, a place we did not earn, and most certainly do not deserve.”
Steven Erikson, The Bonehunters

Dan Simmons
“The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance.”
Dan Simmons, Endymion

Dan Simmons
“Any allegiance to a deity or concept or universal principal which put obedience above decent behavior toward an innocent human being evil. ”
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Roald Amundsen
“Adventure is just bad planning.”
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Dan Simmons
“Evolution brings human beings. Human beings, through a long and painful process, bring humanity.”
Dan Simmons, Hyperion

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