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Wrath of Empire (Gods of Blood and Powder, #2)
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message 1: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1729 comments Mod
Brian McClellan joins us to talk about his latest book, Wrath of Empire (second book in the Gods of Blood and Powder series). Plus we find out why he may not want to time travel, and what his writing kryptonite is!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/18869432
http://swordandlaser.com/home/2018/5/...
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message 2: by Trike (last edited May 17, 2018 04:13PM) (new)

Trike | 8962 comments Veronica’s Time Travel Song
(To the tune of Everything is Awesome
https://youtu.be/StTqXEQ2l-Y)

Everything is awful
Everyone is dying from some damn disease
Everything is awful
When visiting history

Everyone is sickly from scarlet fever
Side by side in a grave we died at eleven
Let’s lie here forever
Such a shame, you died first, I died too
Don’t forget we were raped a whole lot

Everything is awful
Horrible things are going on in the world
Everything is awful
Don’t give time travel a whirl


message 3: by Rob, Roberator (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rob (robzak) | 6928 comments Mod
It's interesting to learn he completely rewrote Sins of Empire.

I liked his first trilogy, but that book is by far the best he's written so far (pending my completion of Wrath of Empire).


message 4: by Sky (new) - rated it 5 stars

Sky | 665 comments Trike wrote: "Veronica’s Time Travel Song
(To the tune of Everything is Awesome
https://youtu.be/StTqXEQ2l-Y)

Everything is awful
Everyone is dying from some damn disease
Everything is awful
When visiting hist..."


That could be Leonard Cohen if sung slowed down with his deep bass voice.


message 5: by Clyde (new)

Clyde (wishamc) | 437 comments On Veronica's wish to journey back and hang out with the dinosaurs:
Oxygen concentration during the Cretaceous (when the famous big Dinos lived) was a little lower than today but more than sufficient; so, no problems breathing as long as you stay away from the volcanic areas. The CO2 level, however, was about triple present day levels, so dress for warm weather.
(For more info: https://prezi.com/3fjgpr8s1vrt/atmosp...)


message 6: by Mark (new)

Mark (markmtz) | 2591 comments Need to travel back in time to frolic with the dinosaurs? Goodreads has you covered!

Search for Dinosaurs by David Bischoff

This is #2 in a series of Choose Your Own Adventure time machine books


message 7: by Sky (new) - rated it 5 stars

Sky | 665 comments Mark wrote: "This is #2 in a series of Choose Your Own Adventure time machine books "

I was just thinking about the Choose Your Own Adventure series the other day and the slightly more geeky Micro-Adventure series:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/8426...

Did anyone else read the Micro-Adventure series? You'd have to type in computer programs in BASIC to solve puzzles in the book. I still have the entire series in a box somewhere in my basement.
Hours of fun as a kid.


message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (j-boo) | 322 comments When the question about books that made you cry was asked, what jumped to my mind immediately was one of Brian Jacques' Redwall books, Martin the Warrior! Funny that it was one of his answers as well.


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Jessica (j-boo) | 322 comments And speaking of the Redwall books, my 9 year old son has started reading Mossflower :)


Silvana (silvaubrey) | 1678 comments Nice interview, I wish I had seen the question thread on time but boy I am happy he rewrote Sins of Empire since the the result is really wonderful. The new book is even better. Sad to hear that the next one would be his last Powder Mage novel. I think the world has a really cool magic system.


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terpkristin | 4222 comments Maybe the club should read some Redwall sometime... ;)


message 12: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1729 comments Mod
Trike wrote: "Veronica’s Time Travel Song
(To the tune of Everything is Awesome
https://youtu.be/StTqXEQ2l-Y)

Everything is awful
Everyone is dying from some damn disease
Everything is awful
When visiting hist..."


I'm just seeing this now somehow and I'm DYING (not, like, literally).


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