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Posted 03 October 2015 - 05:10 PM

My thread... Don't spoil me.Be warned. Spoilers.
Go...
Three chapters in and it appears I've met the three main characters...Gwen... Nothing particularly endearing or original about Gwen at this point, but I enjoyed the twist with her Mom staging the entire fight to ensure she did go join the Spirearch's guard.
Grimm. I really enjoyed this chapter, tho I have a fondness for airships generally. Liked how Butcher wrote the battle and how things went the opposite of good. Grimm him sf, well, nothing original just yet but the uniform had a nice Capt Harlok vibe and I look fwd to more.
Bridget... I did not tear up when Rowl joins her. I did not, THOSE WERE FUCKING ALLERGIES. I can already tell I'm going to enjoy what Butcher does ith the cats.
The setting generally is interesting... Getting a post apocalyptic spire city vat grown meat vibe. All good.
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Posted 03 October 2015 - 05:15 PM

View PostAbyss, on 03 October 2015 - 05:10 PM, said:

My thread... Don't spoil me.Be warned. Spoilers.
Go...
Three chapters in and it appears I've met the three main characters...Gwen... Nothing particularly endearing or original about Gwen at this point, but I enjoyed the twist with her Mom staging the entire fight to ensure she did go join the Spirearch's guard.
Grimm. I really enjoyed this chapter, tho I have a fondness for airships generally. Liked how Butcher wrote the battle and how things went the opposite of good. Grimm him sf, well, nothing original just yet but the uniform had a nice Capt Harlok vibe and I look fwd to more.
Bridget... I did not tear up when Rowl joins her. I did not, THOSE WERE FUCKING ALLERGIES. I can already tell I'm going to enjoy what Butcher does ith the cats.
The setting generally is interesting... Getting a post apocalyptic spire city vat grown meat vibe. All good.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 10:20 PM

I admit it, I like the cats, moreso now that Rowl is getting pov chapters too.
Other authors, mostly in the YA zone, have done the cat pov thing, but Butcher manages to make it less cutesy.
That said there is a YA vibe running thru this so far, at least in all but Grimm's storyline. And even there, while I liked Ferus and Folly and I'm curious what an Etherist does, there is a Lets keep this simple element so far. I'm reminded of the first couple of ALERA books, tho Butcher's writing is far better here.
Air raid sirens just interrupted Bridget and Reggies duel.... This should be good.
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Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:24 AM

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 02:57 PM

Marathon'd the rest of the book... my reactions in more or less chronological order....



Fuck the duel, it's WAR!

Auroran soldiers need to work on their game.

Oooh, standoff.

Grimm you patriotic madman you. I liked how his men were utterly overmatched by the Aururan marines and masically won by being tricky and lucky.

What's that Rowl? Bridget fell down the well???

FOLLOW THAT CAT!!!

Heh... liking the Spirearch. He has this nifty combo of manipulative bastard and honorable noble and scholar going.

Three hour cat grooming competition!!!

I don't know what the Ropes are but that can't be good.

Geez, Nine-claws cats are dicks.

NO! Not the Ropes!

Argh xenomorphs silkweavers!!!!

Go Rowl!!!!

GO FOLLY. Holy fuck.

Wait... where's the big one....?

Cut to the pub... oh hey THERE'S the big one! REALLY BIG.

Benedict is clearly badass but am hoping there's a bit more to him.

Neat fight this. Full points to Gwen for shooting the Big One in the face. About time she did something that didn't involve yelling at people.

Cavendish is nicely creepy and evil and likes tea. Love it. Sark was better on ALIAS.

Oh fuck Bridget and Folly cannot catch a break.

oh it's on. It's SO on.

Liking the whole crystals/skyships thing.

Silkweavers! BIIIIIG silkweaver!!!!

Go verminators!!!!

FUCK MORE SILKWEAVERS

Ouch.... bye verminators.

GO ROWL BATTLE SPURS HIND LEG CHOPPER MOVE OF DOOM GOOOOO!!!!!!

"I saved his kit." "From what?" "Me." ....Rowl gets all the best lines.

The Library... Ben... brother whatsisface... Bridget.... Rowl... FUCK.

Calliope you ASSHOLE.

Save the Predator! Electrocute Gwen if necessary (or not necessary) BUT SAVE THE PREDATOR.

Airship chase! Love!!!!

Did Folly just talk to Predator? She did, FOLLY JUST TALKED TO PREDATOR!!!!

FOLLOW THAT STAR!!!

"I would tear down a spire for you Littlemouse." ROWL GETS ALL THE BEST LINES. ...no i am not crying it's allergies fuckoof.

Oh damn that was a cool airship fight.

THE ITASCA ... FUCK!!!!

COOLEST AIRSHIP BATTLE EVER WRITTEN EVER.



So yeah... i liked it. :rolleyes:

More later.
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Posted 06 October 2015 - 03:25 PM

View PostAbyss, on 06 October 2015 - 02:57 PM, said:

Marathon'd the rest of the book... my reactions in more or less chronological order....



Fuck the duel, it's WAR!

Auroran soldiers need to work on their game.

Oooh, standoff.

Grimm you patriotic madman you. I liked how his men were utterly overmatched by the Aururan marines and masically won by being tricky and lucky.

What's that Rowl? Bridget fell down the well???

FOLLOW THAT CAT!!!

Heh... liking the Spirearch. He has this nifty combo of manipulative bastard and honorable noble and scholar going.

Three hour cat grooming competition!!!

I don't know what the Ropes are but that can't be good.

Geez, Nine-claws cats are dicks.

NO! Not the Ropes!

Argh xenomorphs silkweavers!!!!

Go Rowl!!!!

GO FOLLY. Holy fuck.

Wait... where's the big one....?

Cut to the pub... oh hey THERE'S the big one! REALLY BIG.

Benedict is clearly badass but am hoping there's a bit more to him.

Neat fight this. Full points to Gwen for shooting the Big One in the face. About time she did something that didn't involve yelling at people.

Cavendish is nicely creepy and evil and likes tea. Love it. Sark was better on ALIAS.

Oh fuck Bridget and Folly cannot catch a break.

oh it's on. It's SO on.

Liking the whole crystals/skyships thing.

Silkweavers! BIIIIIG silkweaver!!!!

Go verminators!!!!

FUCK MORE SILKWEAVERS

Ouch.... bye verminators.

GO ROWL BATTLE SPURS HIND LEG CHOPPER MOVE OF DOOM GOOOOO!!!!!!

"I saved his kit." "From what?" "Me." ....Rowl gets all the best lines.

The Library... Ben... brother whatsisface... Bridget.... Rowl... FUCK.

Calliope you ASSHOLE.

Save the Predator! Electrocute Gwen if necessary (or not necessary) BUT SAVE THE PREDATOR.

Airship chase! Love!!!!

Did Folly just talk to Predator? She did, FOLLY JUST TALKED TO PREDATOR!!!!

FOLLOW THAT STAR!!!

"I would tear down a spire for you Littlemouse." ROWL GETS ALL THE BEST LINES. ...no i am not crying it's allergies fuckoof.

Oh damn that was a cool airship fight.

THE ITASCA ... FUCK!!!!

COOLEST AIRSHIP BATTLE EVER WRITTEN EVER.



So yeah... i liked it. :rolleyes:

More later.


I would rep you twice if I could. Amazing how closely our reactions mirror each other!

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 03:57 PM

View PostAndorion, on 06 October 2015 - 03:25 PM, said:

I would rep you twice if I could. Amazing how closely our reactions mirror each other!

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FOLLOW THAT CAT!!!!!
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PUST: *pauses ranting* What does that mean?
ZUMA: It means let's dive in, dude!
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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:17 PM

Anybody else read Cavendish as Michelle Gomez playing Missy in Dr Who?
meh. Link was dead :(
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 02:48 AM

View PostCoco with marshmallows, on 06 October 2015 - 07:17 PM, said:

Anybody else read Cavendish as Michelle Gomez playing Missy in Dr Who?


In my head she was more Eva Green per PENNY DREADFUL playing more campy evil.
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Posted 07 October 2015 - 09:24 AM

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 03:19 AM

Finished this last week. Overall, I loved the book. I like the originality of it. Loved Rowl's POV and the cat behavior overall - so much like real cats - so vain, self-absorbed, ninja, badasses. I'll definitely be following this one.
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 04:24 AM

CATS IS NINJAS!!!!!!
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 05:36 AM

Rowl was the shining light for me when I was stuck not really feeling the book in 1st through middle parts. I ll definitely be reading bk 2 after having my doubts lifted on last half of the book.
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