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Group Reads Nominations & Polls > Nov./Dec. 2016 - Nominations

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message 1: by Brenno, The OCD guy (new)

Brenno | 121 comments Mod
Nominations are up!


message 2: by Silvana (last edited Oct 15, 2016 10:16PM) (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) Blood Song (Raven's Shadow, #1) by Anthony Ryan Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Sampled this military fantasy a long time ago and came highly recommended by GR users I trusted.


message 3: by Tracey the Lizard Queen, First In, Last Out (new)

Tracey the Lizard Queen | 573 comments Mod
When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner. I met him today, nice bloke!


message 5: by Tracey the Lizard Queen, First In, Last Out (new)

Tracey the Lizard Queen | 573 comments Mod
Perhaps one of you should send out a message to all members inviting them to nominate their favourites?


message 6: by Jonathon (new)

Jonathon Taylor (sevrior) | 3 comments Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover. :)


message 7: by C.T. (new)

C.T. Phipps The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 8: by Andy (new)

Andy | 34 comments I'll second The Steel Remains. Highest up on my TBR among the choices so far.


message 9: by Mark (new)

Mark Lawrence (marklawrence) | 18 comments The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.


message 10: by Joe (new)

Joe Lindley | 3 comments Sword of the North by Luke Scull


message 11: by Sumant (new)

Sumant Silvana wrote: "Blood Song (Raven's Shadow, #1) by Anthony Ryan Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Sampled this military fantasy a long time ago and came highly recommended by GR users I trusted."


I'll second this.


message 12: by MarkSpell (new)

MarkSpell | 1 comments Now you mention it, its easy to agree with....The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan


message 13: by Swagat (last edited Oct 17, 2016 06:43PM) (new)

Swagat | 12 comments Hope and Red by Jon Skovron

I have not read it but a couple of my GR friends have reviewed it very highly here.




Tracey the Lizard Queen wrote: "When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner. I met him today, nice bloke!"

The Chronicle of the Exile series by Marc Turner is a good series. If you like Malazan then you will like his books. Got the 3rd book of the series yesterday.


message 15: by Tracey the Lizard Queen, First In, Last Out (new)

Tracey the Lizard Queen | 573 comments Mod
Keep 'em coming! I'll keep nominations open till Friday and set up a poll on Saturday.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

The Mermaid's Tale. It's a sneaky little book released by a tiny publisher.


message 17: by Dezideriu (new)

Dezideriu Szabo | 3 comments The Great Ordeal - R. Scott Bakker


message 18: by Jake (new)

Jake Scholl (jakeschollwriter) | 2 comments Legend -- David Gemmell. Classic!


message 19: by Tesserakt (new)

Tesserakt | 1 comments The Lies of Locke Lamora !


message 20: by Chris, kingtermite (new)

Chris (kingtermite) | 468 comments Mod
Tesserakt wrote: "The Lies of Locke Lamora !"

Sorry Tesserakt, that was a group read a few months back. You can see past group reads at the bottom of the main page.


message 21: by Tracey the Lizard Queen, First In, Last Out (new)

Tracey the Lizard Queen | 573 comments Mod
Last call for nominations! I'll be closing this thread tomorrow morning (UK time) and setting up the poll immediately after.


message 22: by Scott (new)

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 89 comments Just my two cents on the books brought up by others.


Blood Song - First two books were good not great. I always make the joke I like both types of fantasy grim and dark but these books were too much grim and not enough dark. For me I love that sense of camaraderie in the face of being blown to bits. Still most loved it. I didn't do book three because even those who loved books one and two only marginally liked this one.

When the Heavens Fall has been on my TBR for a while. I would love this one.

All the Barker books mentioned - I really expected to like him but DNF'd the first book at 25%. The names were too hard to remember and the plot plodding.

The Emperor's Blades - The last quarter of this book and the final two books in the series were terrific. The first three quarters of this I struggled. The main problem is the main three characters just aren't endearing. I would have liked them more if I hated them. As some of the other characters get more of a personality they bring it to life.

Legend - Was very good.

Half a King - Loved first law and this is on my TBR.

Hope and Red - Just added it to my TBR.

The Steel Remains - Was disappointing but not awful. I elected to abandon the series.

Heroes Die - On my TBR

Sword of the North - On my TBR


message 23: by Silvana (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) Interesting observations, Scott. Will keep that in mind about Blood Song - to lessen my expectation somewhat. I'll read this whether it is still chosen as group read or not.


message 24: by Tracey the Lizard Queen, First In, Last Out (new)

Tracey the Lizard Queen | 573 comments Mod
I'm having some trouble creating the poll. Every time I try it times out, because GR is taking too long to respond. URGH!


message 25: by Brenno, The OCD guy (new)

Brenno | 121 comments Mod
Let me try here.


message 26: by Brenno, The OCD guy (new)

Brenno | 121 comments Mod
The Poll is open, you can vote here until October 31st!


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