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  1. rudyjuly2

    Are Book Readers more Critical of Movies?

    We all know book adaptations tend to be weaker when moved to TV or movies. But in general do you, as a person who reads more than the average person, find yourself more critical of movies? I grew up on Star Wars and loved comic books. But these latest Star Wars movies have been bad to mediocre...
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    Emperor's Blades TV Show

    I really liked this trilogy. The final book saw the sister Adare really annoy me but overall this is exciting news for fans of fantasy that want more TV shows and movies. "Legion M plans to develop The Emperor’s Bladesas a multi-pronged brand with merchandise and comic books in the same vein as...
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    What do you miss from Old School Epic Fantasy

    I was just thinking about the Wheel of Time and some old school epic fantasies. So many people loved the Lord of the Rings movies and yet new books tend to be trendy, crazy magic systems and less epic. I’m not saying that stuff is bad as variety is good but it seems old school is gone. THINGS I...
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    It's December 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Well I finished The Burning White by Brent Weeks, final book of a 5 part series. Overall I was disappointed in it. At no point was I so entranced that I needed to keep reading. Most of the time I would read for 10-20 minutes and then quit. I think the time off between books 4 and 5 hurt me...
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    It's July 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I just finished the 4th book of the Dagger and Coin. On to book 5. This last book was better than book 3 which was the worst in the series. Overall the series has been a little too slow. I wouldn’t have minded the speed if I cared about more of the characters. Some characters’ plot just don’t...
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    It's May 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Monthly thread. I'm actually reading 2 books at once. Never done this before and may never do it again. While waiting for the 3rd book of the Dagger and Coin - Tyrant's Law (i think) I started re-reading the Name of the Wind. So much good in NOTW. Try to alternate a bit but more Rothfuss...
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    It's March 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    New month, new thread. I'm still reading Vengeful, sequel to Vicious and it's mediocre imo. I'm probably 2/3 finished and this book didn't need to be written. The first book was fine on it's own. After an initially good opening the book really slows down and it takes awhile to pick up. We are...
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    It’s July 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    About 200 pages into the first book of Hobbs Liveship Traders and I have no idea where the story is going. Just characters living out lives right now. I am intrigued but the pirate captain is a douschebag. Happy Canada Day!
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    It's June 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Just finished the first Fareer Trilogy book, Assassin's Apprentice. Overall I give it 4/5 stars. It was pretty slow in the beginning through the first half. At no time should this book be considered fast paced or action packed. But the second half did have quite a few memorable moments...
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    NEW Lord of the Rings Book "Fall of Gondolin" (and TV Show)

    A new LOTR book releasing in August. I get the feeling that everyone is trying to cash in on GOT - TV and book wise and I wonder how the LOTR stuff will do. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/10/the-fall-of-gondolin-new-jrr-tolkien-book-to-be-published-in-2018 Not only a new book but...
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    It’s April 2018: What Fantasy book are you reading?

    It’s April. I just finished the second book of the Lightbringer series in like 8 days. Having kids between sports and a small break has helped. Really enjoyed the book and characters. The series is constantly moving forward and interesting without filler. My only complaint remains that the...
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    Wheel of Time Math

    I thought this article was interesting. It breaks down word count, men vs women counts, nationalities, length of chapters, etc along with many graphs. The series has 4.4 million words! Biggest epic fantasy series ever. The one thing that stood out to me was that while the first book was...
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    Would you like character sketches?

    I had started reading the GOT books after I watched a few seasons. I found it much easier to keep track of characters that way when I already had a face attached to a character. I also kind of cheated when I read the Wheeel of Time series in that I had stumbled across an IMDB thread where...
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    How many of you can ride a horse?

    Given the fantasy genre, horses are the main form of transportation. Yet I have never truly ridden a horse. Pony rides as a kid don't count. There may be a dude ranch where I could pay to ride (and learn to ride) a horse around here but I don't even know. Funny thing is my cousin had a horse...
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    For Honor

    For Honor is a pretty cool online sword fighting game. I played the alpha and it had a really epic feel. The beta is open today through Sunday Night (North American time). The beta is closed but try to get a code and check it out if you are interested. I was wary of it, especially since I...
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    The Axe and the Throne by M.D. Ireman

    I thought this was a really solid fantasy book. (no spoilers ahead) This appears to be the first book of an epic trilogy (will it be more?). There are many characters and I liked how the chapters started with a character's name AND sketch of them. The sketches are cartoonish and allow for the...