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  1. sonnet

    Whats all the fuss about Joe Abercrombie

    I think the thing about Jezal was that he wasn't supposed to be the usual "boy becomes king" kind of hero who overcame the odds on his own merit to become who he was born to be. The whole point of him was that he was a bit of a bumbling fool that was a pawn. The idea that he had these lofty...
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    House of Chains - Book 4 (House of Chains)

    Just read Gamets chapter towards the very end of the book, who was the dragon helmed warrior? Seems like I was supposed to know. I did wonder if it were Duikers unnamed marine, she had very distinctive eyes too, but ant recall much more about her.
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    July 2015. What fantasy books were we reading?

    Well I'm just about to finish House of Chains (Malazan). I've found it quite hard going actually, after the initial Karsa chaptres.
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    Malazan reading order, when should I read this and how does this compare to that?

    Thanks for the tip...I've edited the reading order I've saved on my phone. :)
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    Coolest Real World Places from Fantasy

    Some lovely pictures here! If we're admiring our local castles I've got Cliff Castle (bottom)which isn't you're classic castle but is about 15 mins from my house, and above that is Skipton Castle which my daughter visited with school last week and is now her favourite place ever (my husband went...
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    Dear book stores,

    I was also on Amazon last night searching to see if such a thing as a Mythical Beasts Encyclopedia existed. I found about 70% of what came up was porn. Front covers with women in their underwear and porn style titles ("Gets Pumped Hard by Mythical Beast"). I think I've lead a sheltered life, I...
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    Coolest Real World Places from Fantasy

    Oh but I have visited Edinburgh and I'm very jealous that you are there because it My favourite city.
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    Coolest Real World Places from Fantasy

    Sadly I live in Bradford, a city writers usually use if they want to write about Prostitution, racial tension or the Yorkshire Ripper. I live around the corner from Howarth, where the Bronte Sisters grew up and the setting for Wuthering Height, a lot of the book took place in locations close to...
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    What Game are you Playing ?

    Res Evil 3 has to be one of my all time favourite games. I was about 14 when I played it, often late into the night in the dark on my own. That part where Nemesis comes for you in the police station scared the crap out of me!
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    What Game are you Playing ?

    Oh and I made an Orc Frost Mage just so I can pretend it's a Jaghut. I think it's actually Malazan that's taken over my life!
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    Bizarre reading habits

    I can't go to sleep without reading some of a book first. I often fall asleep with my face literally buried in a book. My books tend to get pretty battered!
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    July 2015. What fantasy books were we reading?

    Welcome! Deadhouse Gates is one of my absolute favourite books, the Chain of Dogs storyline is AMAZING. Gardens of Moon was nowhere near as good, but don't worry though, Memories of Ice (which runs alongside Deadhouse Gates) is also incredible.
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    July 2015. What fantasy books were we reading?

    Thank you. :) It was Waterstones Leeds. I hadn't actually been before, we have the most beautiful Waterstones built into an old warehouse in Bradford which is my absolute favourite shop. But the Leeds one was MASSIVE and the staff were lovely, will go again.
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    July 2015. What fantasy books were we reading?

    Well I barely spoke two words as I am a super nervous person, but I got my book signed and a picture (excuse my stupid face pulling, I am not photogenic). Lord Grimdark was quite funny and was happy to engage with the readers (those who spoke actual words to him).
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    What Game are you Playing ?

    A lot of the realms are dead. I'm on argent dawn atm but was originally an earthen ring girl
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    What Game are you Playing ?

    It's not as social as it used to be. The dungeon finder and cross-realms have killed that real mmo feel, like when you made actual friends. It's not so bad if you find a good guild. If I didn't play it with my husband I'd probably feel quite lonely on there. Gameplay I'd easier though, the...
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    July 2015. What fantasy books were we reading?

    Oh don't worry, I'll be telling anyone who will listen all about it!
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    July 2015. What fantasy books were we reading?

    Well I've broke one of my reading rules and I'm currently reading TWO books! I'm off to a Joe Abercrombie book signing tomorrow for the Shattered Sea series and felt weird attending without yet starting the trilogy, so yesterday I read the first half of Half A King (pretty gripping). Hope to...
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    Malazan reading order, when should I read this and how does this compare to that?

    Oh I'm glad this topic is back. I've been trying to decide my reading order (on House of Chains currently). After looking on here and researching online I found there is no definitive order but it seemed that, for continuity, this might be best for the main Malazan series: Gardens of the Moon...
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    What Game are you Playing ?

    I've just returned to World of Warcraft. Goodbye life!