C.J. Watterson

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Ciarán is a native Limerick City, turned Kerryman and still has a slight Northern twang. In 2010 he graduated with first class honours in Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick. He now spends most of his time writing yards of code for an international chip manufacturer.

His writing career really began when he realised that essay titles such as "What I did last summer" could be twisted to become any story. Stories played with Lego became the basis for knocking out troublesome homework. One summer, ironically after suffering a broken wrist, he started to write a prologue. That expanded into book, and the book became the first part of a series.

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“The planet circles the faint dwarf star LHS 1140 in the constellation Cetus”

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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
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What can I say? There are some aspects that seemed quite derivative - or perhaps homage. There are many things that just whisper in your ear "Lord of the Rings". Definitely a shakey start to the series. It does improve as it goes on, just enough that ...more
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Unfortunately I got through the whole thing before I realised I'd missed the previous book in the series!
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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
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Liked the Biochromatic breath 'magic' system and plenty of likeable characters with a reasonable number of plot twists, puzzles and reveals. The system is not gimicky as you might expect, it really adds to the richness of the narrative without being ...more
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Words of Radiance, Part 2 by Brandon Sanderson
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This Epic Fantasy doesn't lose any bit of momentum and keeps you entralled right to the end. Sadly, it's not the end (or goodly?). Need the next book! The only criticisms I have is that everything is on the leeward side - which kind of makes sense ...more
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“The point is not that this world is too sad to love or too glad not to love; the point is that when you do love a thing, its gladness is a reason for loving it, and its sadness a reason for loving it more.”
G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

“Good. Society as a whole cannot respect the individual. The ‘greater good’ of society, says there should be no place for the useless, the cripple who cannot work, the lazy, the mentally unstable, the genetically weak – the man who does not aid its running, or its ability to survive. It says the dead weight must be removed, or made to be useful. But if you say keep those alive, what you are saying is the survival of one, is more important than the ‘good’ of society – hence we don’t remove the useless, because most of society obviously does not know what’s ‘good’ for it... So, if we respect the individual, then one cannot abide by that theory of right and wrong.”
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“Not all thoughts were shared. They concealed his lack of ability, but in any society no secret lasts forever – more so in a society of telepaths.”
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