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Aug 18, 2010 02:34AM

10915 My Night Angel trilogy came in the mail yesterday. All three books in one volume = one very fat book! LOL
Aug 16, 2010 02:02PM

10915 I ordered the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks from the Science Fiction Bookclub. Can't wait!
Aug 13, 2010 10:26AM

10915 It's easy, Palle. When you're writing a post, look at the very top. There's an add book/author link that will bring up a search screen. You search for the book or author you want, then click add.

It took me some time before I noticed that, myself. :)
Aug 07, 2010 05:18PM

10915 I sort of went crazy this August with fantasy reading so far. Right now I'm reading Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk, The Dragonbone Chair, and rereading The Name of the Wind.
10915 Just my opinion, but I felt that the third book of the Farseer trilogy was the best one. It was had the most action and character struggle out of all three books.
10915 The Farseer trilogy is indeed sad, as I found myself feeling depressed for Fritz many, many times. But I never cried. That's just me, though. :p

Joe Abercrombie's series is not really sad at all. Like Pamela said above, the series is vicious and brutal. But I found myself cringing or laughing much more than wanting to cry....

But then, The Farseer trilogy failed at making me cry. Perhaps I have no heart?

10915 I read it late last year. Loved it so much I finished the series earlier this year.
Jun 10, 2009 02:13PM

10915 Shannon wrote: "Jason wrote: "I'm also reading "Crown of Swords" by Robert Jordan. I'm trying to catch myself up for the release of the 12th and final installment..."

Just a quick note for Jason: The installment..."

Are you serious?

That's insane! I should read Sanderson's blog a little more often...lol.

Thank you for the heads up!

10915 I'd like to second Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. Sanderson is an awesome writer, as I'm sure much of you are aware, and Warbreaker just sounds it'll be a great read.
Jun 09, 2009 02:29PM

10915 I'm also reading "The Last Argument of Kings" by Joe Abercrombie. I'm just past the halfway mark, and so far it is the bloodiest, most gritty one of the series, IMO. Nasty stuff! But it's also very emotional. I think Abercrombie will become a new favorite of mine.

I'm also reading "Crown of Swords" by Robert Jordan. I'm trying to catch myself up for the release of the 12th and final installment.

David: That is indeed an impressive list of books to be reading at one time!
Jun 06, 2009 09:27PM

10915 I certainly hope that some of my favorite characters will prevail, too. The only problem is, over half of them are dead. LOL.

And Matt, I agree. It makes me want to keep reading as well, because I want to know not only what's going to happen next, but who is going to survive and who will not. And thanks for the recommendation. You're not the first to suggest Brent Week's work. I'm always looking for something new. Have you read Joe Abercrombie's First Law series? It has some main characters die, but it's more Abercrombie's use of brutality in war and battle that reminds me of Martin's work.
Jun 04, 2009 02:47PM


First let me say that I love this series, and like many of you, I cannot wait until DwD comes out. But I do have one question. Does anyone here think that the death of both main and secondary characters gets out of hand sometimes? Especially in the third volume, A Storm of Swords?

It seems to me that Martin kills off a character just to keep his readers interested, when most readers don't need it. Either that, or he really believes in the old saying, "Only the good die young." LOL
Jun 04, 2009 02:35PM

10915 I have faith in Rothfuss and his editors. I believe that, in the end, he will deliver the goods.

What I liked most about this first installment was how complete the world feels. Like Jordan's and Martin's worlds, the world inside The Name of the Wind felt very much like a real place to me.

What I didn't like was how sentimental it was sometimes.

Overall, a very impressive debut. It didn't feel like an author's first novel at all.

Jun 02, 2009 02:28PM

10915 Hi. I'm from a small town in Ontario, Canada. I read many genres, but fantasy is definitately one of my favorites. I like to write short fiction and have some stories published on the Internet. I'm currently hoping to break into actual print.

My favorite fantasy authors are:

George R.R. Martin
Joe Abercrombie
Robin Hobb
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Brandon Sanderson
Ursula K. Le Guin
Neil Gaiman
China Mieville
Patrick Rothfuss
Raymond E. Feist
Robert Jordan

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