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    Dawn of Wonder (The Wakening #1)

    I found this book on Audible and bought it because of previous good experience with the narrator and the glowing reviews on Goodreads. It has a 4.41/5 average rating on goodreads (n=2754) retrived 7.5.2015. My rating: 1,5/5
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    Golden Son - Pierce Brown

    Golden Son: 10/10 This is one of my all time favorites and my subjective definition of a (nearly) perfect book. Can't get much better!
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    I like *this* so recommend me.....

    Hi Aliphera, I think my taste in fantasy might be similiar to yours. So here is some books I recommend for you: The shadow of itself - James Islington The author was inspired by Sanderson and Rothfuss and started writing his own series. It's a great first debut which is as good as Blood Song...
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    The shadow of what was lost - James Islington

    I listened to the audiobook version as I can't get hold of paperprints here in Finland, and Michael Kreamer never dissapoints!
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    The shadow of what was lost - James Islington

    Yes it's cheap since he is apparently self published (debut novel). I wouldn't normally recommend anything self published, but this will grow Huge in a year or so, when people will start reading it. And I have no doubt publishers will compete to get him. Last time I recommended a self published...
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    The shadow of what was lost - James Islington

    I just stumbled on this book and read it. It's good, very good. So I thought I would make a post of it to recommend it to other fellow readers here while I update my list in the listverse. FYI, michael kreamer (narrator of Jordan and Sanderson books) has narrated the Audiobook version for those...
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    Tower Lord; Yay or Nay?

    Thanks for your input to the discussion Darwin! Whilst I think The Wise Man's Fear was certainly plagued by the sequel syndrome, it was not a bad book (in my opinion). The story was abit random at times but most of the characters felt genuine and ringed true! Whilst being a filler, I don't think...
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    Tower Lord; Yay or Nay?

    Perhaps, but there is a big difference this time, I think. The one-star campaign against Name of the Wind, was mostly Stanek and his Puppet army, after Rothfuss had insulted Stanek publicly and called out his fraud behavior. In fact, some of the threads Stankek created are still visible on the...
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    Tower Lord; Yay or Nay?

    Frentis and *ahem* surely was offered some pretty intense action :D (darn, now it sounds all so wrong :D:D) Is it possible to objectively rate a book? Just a interesting question I think. For me probably not, since it's all a result of my feelings towards the book.
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    Tower Lord; Yay or Nay?

    That was interesting sneakyburrito! I tried to google "buy amazon reviews", turns up there are plenty of fish in the sea, when it comes to commercial fake reviews!
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    Tower Lord; Yay or Nay?

    Yes, I have a growing suspicion that the publishers had a hand in changing the style of the book to match the current fantasy trend!
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    Tower Lord; Yay or Nay?

    Sorry to disappoint :P However, I'd really recommend starting the series in any case! I honestly think Blood Song (the first book) is one of the best tales the fantasy genre has to offer, comparable with the way of kings and the name of wind! While it's true that I was disappointed by the second...
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    Who is the greatest swordsman in fantasy series?

    How about Vaelin al'Sorna?
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    Tower Lord; Yay or Nay?

    Indeed the comparison to Fitz is just what I was expecting too! To enjoy a single strong pov, sucking into the page turning tale with a few minor pow perspectives from chronicler, ehem i mean verniers account (that's how it sounds in my ears listening to the audio-book, no idea of his real name...
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    Tower Lord; Yay or Nay?

    For those who have started or completed Tower Lord, surely got suprised by the change of style and overall direction of the book. Thoughts? Interesting side note: I found a "Stanek Style" puppet army, about 70% of all 5-star reviews on amazon.com are written by first time reviewers writing a...