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  1. Keelan

    Anyone heard of Dreamwalker?

    Ok, so I want to play this safe after that Paolini bullshit. Has anyone heard of Dreamwalker, by J D Oswald? I've got four of them in a series, and they look cool. I basically need some good dragon fiction to plug the hole. Problem is, these books are a virual ghost on the internet. They've got...
  2. Keelan

    Obsession

    I've got an issue at the minute. The issue is I'm reading Eragon, and I can't keep away from it. I only started reading it a couple days ago, and I'm over halfway through (I'm a very slow reader, so this is a ridiculous speed for me). But the thing is, I used to be a hater of this series, and...
  3. Keelan

    Cultural fantasy (?)

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could hook me up with some recommendations for exotic fantasy books. I mean books with russian, chinese, japanese or indian flavour etc (kind of like the empire trilogy I guess???). Having lots of dragons is always a plus, although not required. Thank you...
  4. Keelan

    Amusing Typos

    As my signature shows I'm reading Rhinegold at the moment, a retelling of the Sigurð cycle. Just encountered an amusing typo, where a spae-woman (a witch) was called a space-woman at one point. Also a cracker, not from a fantasy novel, but from the Daily Mail (of course): "Xabi Alonso...
  5. Keelan

    Bits and Pieces

    I'll get right to the point. I used to read fantasy series one after the other, not starting one until my current one was finished. Now I've found that I read different parts from different series, eventually finishing them in their entirety. It's due to the fact that I have so many books now...
  6. Keelan

    Robin Hobb Realm of the Elderlings Reading Order Help

    I'm currently deciding what book to read now I've finished Lonefire, and I'm considering going for Robin Hobb. While I know which order to read the Realm of the Elderlings novels in, I'm about as completionist as you can get and am going to read the short stories too. Thing is, I don't know...
  7. Keelan

    Spec Ops: The Line... wow!

    "Do you feel like a hero yet?" Just completed this game yesterday, brilliant look at modern shooters and how detached from reality they can be. Highly recommended. Any else here played it?
  8. Keelan

    Rereading

    So, I've finally finished Pern after 4 to 5 years, and suffering from some major book hangover at the minute. In any case, I know I'll be reading it again at some point. I've always reread books, usually a lot more than twice. However, I know a few people (my grandma, for instance) who don't...
  9. Keelan

    The Slow Reader

    So, normally I'm a pretty fast reader, except when I read novels. My reading slows down to a crawl, to the point where it once took me 2 months to finish the Hobbit. I just don't like finishing books, and feel like I'm cheating myself if I don't pore over them as much as possible, often reading...
  10. Keelan

    Humanising the Monsters

    So, it's been a while since I was last on here, but there you go. Found an article lately by Stephen Deas, an author I'm a fan of. Was wondering what you all thought of it. Web address...
  11. Keelan

    Where to get fantasy books?

    So, I live in the UK, and currently get most of my books trawling charity shops weekly, going to Waterstones, or ordering from Abe Books or Amazon. Does anyone know any particularly good book websites to order from for a good price, and maybe specialise in fantasy? I'm finding some books hard to...
  12. Keelan

    What got you into fantasy?

    I've had a love of fantasy for a while now. My reading history kind of goes like this: Completely illiterate-- just played video games, apart from one time in primary school-- we had a silent reading session, except that I read all the way through the session, then through break afterwards...
  13. Keelan

    Read Stephen Deas

    Having just finished The Silver Kings, I've started a thread to tell people to read Stephen Deas' books, namely the Memory of Flames series. Here's the reading order that I recommend (i.e. split into series that make up the entire Memory of Flames series): The Adamantine Palace ] The King of...
  14. Keelan

    Small thread about Pern

    I was wondering if anyone here had read Skies of Pern and could help with a question I had about it: How exactly does Golanth use timing in Skies of Pern to save F'lessan and Binness? It looked to me like a normal teleport. Quoting from the book:"He saw the cliff looming up: if the tsunami...