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    It's March 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I wish I'd like that book more as Abraham writes very well and had an interesting premise, but I found nothing as interesting as the prologue and very rapidly wanted to see half the major characters deleted from the book.
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    It's February 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Currently reading A Hero Born - first book of Legend of the Condor Heroes
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    It's February 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Currently reading Garth Nix's Sabriel (among other things). Very charming and straight forwards, with an interesting world and characters. Must try for people who like YA-ish stuff.
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    It's February 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Just finished De Bodard's House of Shattered Wings. I love her writing style and ideas, but her storytelling just doesn't jive right for me; I thought this book opened slow and ended quick. Bit in the middle was magnificent though. Re Recent Conversation - Silvion is mostly right to point at...
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    It's February 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Dipping and diving between De Bodard's House of Shattered Wings which is very intriguing and elegantly done but so slow and Rob Hayes' Where Loyalties Lie, a piratical romp that's fun but lacking a little polish and pace.
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    It's February 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    It holds up for me - if anything it gets better for me - but it is so impossibly broad that I struggle to predict what it will do for anyone else at any given time.
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    It's February 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Two book life is the best life. Took a break for some contemporary fiction/my Invisibles re-read but should be back to the Malazan grind soon.
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    It's January 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Audience innit. Some people like YA, some don't. Incidentally, while Silvion is enjoying himself some Malazan, I am slowly finding there's actually some good story in Forge of Darkness once Erikson gets to the point.
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    It's January 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    As in, how to do worldbuilding? I just finished Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell. Its a slow starter for me, but it really sparks and takes off towards the middle and its a great twisty book... until it decides that how I want to finish a really fun mystery book is with a giant fight that...
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    It's January 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Huh. I much preferred the first book. Just enjoyed Girton's voice a lot more in it. Anyway. I finished City of Brass by SA Chakraborty, which is a fun portal fantasy set in a Middle Eastern style city of Djinn. Upside is good politics, setting and writing. Downside is the pacing is way off...
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Hello sir! May I tell you the good news about David Eddings? ... that cheap shot aside, I guess not reading Prince of Thorns helped me. I don't read Sanderson either, so I've not had too many travelogues recently. That said, I read a bunch of wayfaring quests as a kid, and they never annoyed...
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Read Prince of Fools. Its good, but it only approaches special in terms of the voice; reads like Eddings meets Flashman. Since I'm glancing up the screen, "aimless travel log book" would be a harsh but fair statement regards the book's weaknesses, and I'm not sure the setting is strong enough to...
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Ok, yeah, straight up comic. And thanks, but Matt's explanation was a *lot* better.
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    How is it a comic? As for what its about... it stands with the personification of Dream being captured by Occultists, and Dream dealing with the consequences, but it balloons into a giant dark fantasy about ... everything, I guess. Matticus can probably give a better answer than me.
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Sandman is definitely his best and most epic work. This truth we hold to be self-evident. Tbf, the concept of gods being heavily influenced by belief didn't originate with either, and I'm pretty sure there's parts of Sandman that precede the publication of Small Gods that play with it. Hell...
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Uhm... uhm... American Gods or Neverwhere. I think. Maybe. Well. Assuming that reading Sandman isn't on the table. I might be very wrong though. I've never really heard of or thought of a good starting point for Gaiman and there's nothing in his books that particularly screams "Trad fantasy".
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    Bye for now, BFB.

    Late to this party but am also glumly of the mind that this is a zombie forum and that, while I'll keep dropping by now and again, its all about making sure relationships continue beyond. I'll be posting my Twitter and adding people when I get home this morning. Tbh, more and more forums seem...
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    That sounds pretty cool
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    So I finished The Poppy War after being interested then losing interest then regaining it about 3 or 4 times. The darkest parts of this book are, for once, among the best. Its darkness for a reason and Exhibit A of how Fantasy can be great at tackling real world problems - there's not much...
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    It's December 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Yeah. I remember you once saying you liked your epic fantasy like a casserole with a touch of everything. So do I, but I feel like I'm eating a casserole with lots of pepper and ice cream instead of dumplings. And yet it might just work.