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#21 User is offline   Tarthenal Theloman Toblakai 

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

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View Postworry, on 25 March 2014 - 02:18 AM, said:

You're right, but that might be deliberate, being the co-finale.


Is Assail officially out? I am still reading OST (about 70% done), then there's Blood and Bone left to read



no mate not until July ish (supposed to the 3rd) you have enough time to finish the current books ready for Assail, and possibly read the Bauchelain and Korbal Broach novels to keep your brain warm in between depending on your read speed?! :p
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:00 PM

ICE's announcement might be more novels, but it might also be the loooooong-awaited ENCYCLOPEDIA MALAZ.
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:09 PM

I hope not. I'm barely on G in the Encyclopedia Earth series!!!
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:50 PM

I hope ICE writes more Malazan novels. In one interview from a year or two ago he mentioned possibly doing some books that detail various historical events mentioned in the Malazan saga.

Assail's cover reminds me of the recent Dark Souls 2 cover!

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

View PostAbyss, on 24 March 2014 - 01:59 PM, said:

I like. It has the right 'seasoned veterans looking ahead at something staggeringly awesome without flinching' tone to it.

Needs a ship tho'.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:34 PM

Are all the ICE books linked together?
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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:38 PM

Yes.
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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:43 PM

it's not terrible, no face to criticize, which I suppose is a good thing. It is very Dark Souls isn't it? Well I like Dark Souls so it has that going for it. We've certainly dealt with a lot worse than this. Remember TOR's Deadhouse Gates cover?? Anyway, it's safe, forgettable and not terrible. The most recent better than average cover was Dust of Dreams imo - it's clearly Toc at least - there's some courage. But the best has to be the Subterranean Press GotM cover - love that artist, must have been a madman for them to change artists because everybody loved it right?

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:02 AM

I think they only changed artists because they couldn't afford him any more. Anyway yes this cover is very middling, neither amazing nor shit, but fair.
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:11 PM

Don't know if it's just me but does anyone else think the fur on the bottom of the cape looks wrong somehow?

Zoomed right in on it and still can work out where it's meant to be coming from
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 12:48 PM

View PostWolfdrop, on 06 May 2014 - 12:11 PM, said:

Don't know if it's just me but does anyone else think the fur on the bottom of the cape looks wrong somehow?

Zoomed right in on it and still can work out where it's meant to be coming from


It's a soletaken cape, captured mid-transformation. Is that not obvious?
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:00 PM

Whatever money the artist needs to do covers for Malazan Subterranean Press should be paid, I would gladly pay extra for the books for the greatness of that artwork. That said, I do still really like the artwork for the rest of the books as well still, so I will just sit there and stare at my bookshelf happily whenever I see them B)
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:22 PM

View PostTarthenal Theloman Toblakai, on 07 May 2014 - 04:00 PM, said:

Whatever money the artist needs to do covers for Malazan Subterranean Press should be paid, I would gladly pay extra for the books for the greatness of that artwork. That said, I do still really like the artwork for the rest of the books as well still, so I will just sit there and stare at my bookshelf happily whenever I see them :rolleyes:


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:40 PM

View PostSpoilsport Stonny, on 06 May 2014 - 12:48 PM, said:

View PostWolfdrop, on 06 May 2014 - 12:11 PM, said:

Don't know if it's just me but does anyone else think the fur on the bottom of the cape looks wrong somehow?

Zoomed right in on it and still can work out where it's meant to be coming from


It's a soletaken cape, captured mid-transformation. Is that not obvious?


Don't be silly. It's obviously a Beast-Warren aspected cape mid-shift.


...or just a fur lined cape twisting in the wind gravity light the universe something something.
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Posted 21 May 2014 - 05:58 AM

View PostMessremb, on 20 May 2014 - 07:22 PM, said:

View PostTarthenal Theloman Toblakai, on 07 May 2014 - 04:00 PM, said:

Whatever money the artist needs to do covers for Malazan Subterranean Press should be paid, I would gladly pay extra for the books for the greatness of that artwork. That said, I do still really like the artwork for the rest of the books as well still, so I will just sit there and stare at my bookshelf happily whenever I see them :rolleyes:


Wasn't it more down to Michael Komarck not having the time to do it than not being able to afford him?



In that case we need to club together and do is dishes and laundry to give him the time to work on Malazan art!
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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:08 AM

I think the cover is a bit weak. The synopsis available on Amazon was also really bad. Hoping the book is good, but based on that plot synopsis I'm really not even looking forward to it!
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Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:19 PM

*sigh* Sloppy work with the soldiers. Two cloned pairs with the EXACT SAME POSES and the third's a minor modification of the spearfellow. Overall a small improvement to the jungle warrior, but still...
Edit: a massive version here, the femtuplets more discernible: http://ecx.images-am...916arGJK-iL.jpg

Also, is the landscape supposed to open into a dimension-twisting warren above the clouds? Either those are some giantish birds, or the artist has b0rked the perspective. :p

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 06:22 PM

What's a femtuplet?
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:12 AM

View Postworry, on 29 May 2014 - 06:22 PM, said:

What's a femtuplet?


Swenglish for quintuples. :-D
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 12:50 PM

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