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    July - what fantasy books are reading?

    Well...haven't been here for a while... Just got back into reading during the school break. Am a little way through The Hero and the crown by Robin McKinley although I'm not enjoying it too much. I picked it up cos it won a Newberry medal and idk other books I read that got that accolade were...
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    The Confession thread

    You're not alone. I don't either :)
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    The Confession thread

    Well...my confessions. First off I don't actually like reading all that much and I haven't read a lot :P So many people think Tolkien is overrated lol. Hehe I love Tolkien. Although I'll admit I liked the Silmarillion and the Children of Hurin and the appendix of ROTK far more than the actual...
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    Heroines

    I'm sort of with you on this. Not that I've read extensively, but I'm still yet to find books with a female protagonist (or even character) who I can really admire. For me they always seem somewhat overdone/perfect, either the badass (often male demeaning) chick or the subservient eyecandy...
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    The Pseudo-Medieval Setting

    I was a little confusing. I meant that I liked fantasy settings which have similarities to the culture of medieval times (not the actual events). Although having a fictional history in itself is good too... I suck at expressing thoughts in general...I'm not sure if anyone understood what I just...
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    The Pseudo-Medieval Setting

    I like history therefore the historical aspect of fantasy books is a major selling point for me. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a fantasy set in modern times. As for the European pseudo-medieval setting, I enjoy it as that part of history is one of my favorites (along with Chinese history)...
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    March 2013: What Fantasy Book Are You Reading?

    ^Ditto I didn't like it because the end was really stretched. Like in AA and AQ it ended in about like 50 pages then you get to FF and it takes the final fifth of the book to end... For me it's not Fitz's happy ending that irks me about the end (yes, he finally redeemed himself in my view in...
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    March 2013: What Fantasy Book Are You Reading?

    Just finished the Tawny Man trilogy. It was quite good. The events were quite interesting, but I felt the characters were not as endearing as in the Farseer trilogy. I didn't really like the ending of Fool's Fate either. Nonetheless it was an interesting extension to the Farseer trilogy...
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    February 2013: What Fantasy book are you reading?

    Just finished the Farseer trilogy with Assassin's Quest. To be honest, I didn't like it. The first book was great, second good, but I found this one to be too long and boring. Most of it was just traveling...Fitz really, really irked me at the start of the book, but fortunately he began to grow...
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    February 2013: What Fantasy book are you reading?

    Hmm...well I guess the coming of age didn't come too soon in Assassin's Apprentice. I just finished the next book, Royal Assassin where Fitz really starts to get angsty and I found myself quite distanced from his character. As a result, I didn't find the next book as good (characters I like such...
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    Favorite Fantasy creation/character race/whatever...

    Like: Being specific I'd say the Noldor race of elves by Tolkien (don't like the Vanya, they're too much of asskissers and the Teleri are just eh...) The Noldor, on the other hand, are so much more badass. Dwarves are also pretty cool. Dragons, providing they aren't from Eragon. Dislike...
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    Your favourite animal character in fantasy literature?

    Huan the hound of Valinor I see many people have put up Nighteyes...I've just finished Assassin's Apprentice and Nosy was really likeable in that so I'm looking forward to reading more of the Farseer/Tawny Man, who knows I may end up liking him too...
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    February 2013: What Fantasy book are you reading?

    I'm not generally a fan of coming of age stories (especially with a teenage protagonist) and I thought it would be like a guy going into an academy and having to cope with other students etc. (which I dislike). But hey, I guess I liked this one :)
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    February 2013: What Fantasy book are you reading?

    Just read Assassin's Apprentice and I enjoyed it much more than I expected. The characters were likeable and the best thing about it was the pace. It was quite leisurely, but I found myself interested throughout the book and enjoying each of the words as they brought the scenes to life. To the...
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    February 2013: What Fantasy book are you reading?

    Just finished Bridge of Birds and The Black Company. Bridge of Birds was okay, quite an entertaining and lighthearted read...although it kind of changed Chinese history/mythology which made me a little confused. The Black Company was okay too, although I found it quite hard to understand...