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  1. In Topic: Powder Mage vs. Shadow Campaigns : which one is better and why?

    25 September 2019 - 06:27 PM

    Thank you all for your feedback!
    I guess I will start with PM then.

    Miles Cameron was already in my "have to take a look" file with his Traitor's Son series, but in that case I will also take a look at his new series. So thanks for bringing that up! And feel free to mention other fitting series (especially if you think those are better than the two compared here)!
  2. In Topic: Powder Mage vs. Shadow Campaigns : which one is better and why?

    21 September 2019 - 08:47 PM

    Hey Cause, long time no "see"!
    Good to see some of the old guard are still around ;)

    Care to elaborate a bit? No spoilers, of course. But what did you like with those two series? What did Wexler do better than McClellan? Or is it just the ending that spoiled Powder Mage (no spoilers!) for you?
  3. In Topic: Are there any worthy inheritor(s) to the depth and scope of Malazan?

    08 June 2019 - 06:07 PM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 30 May 2019 - 05:24 PM, said:

    I'm starting this series soon (first book is wining its way to me from Amazon), but not starting with the Sun Sword on...

    So this is interesting, Michelle (Sagara) West (who, coincidentally is a Torontonian, as is GGK) has three series that interweave time periods but all take place in the same universe (with a varying set of reading orders)...the Sacred Hunt Duology (which she wrote first), The Sun Sword Series (6 books), and The House War series (8 books when it's completed in June of this year).

    The reading order (or at least the one I've chosen to follow) is:

    House War 1-3 (Starting with THE HIDDEN CITY)
    Sacred Hunt 1 & 2
    The Sun Sword 1-6
    House War 4-8

    And Abyss, are you sure you're not thinking of her other Series the "Cast In" books which seem like Urban-Yet-Alt-World-Fantasy? Sun Sword, and the others don't seem very YA to me.

    Anyways, I'll chime in once I've started, but I've heard this whole series/world is very in depth, so I can see Karsa recommending it.

    Plus, it's always nice to support a local author.

    This reading order is the in-world timeline. The events in chronological order, more or less.

    BUT...there is something to be said to read series as "the author wrote it"! Just the pure fun of reading House War 1-3 when you already lived with some of those characters through some hard times is...honestly...priceless. YMMV, of course. But I'd recommend to read it like this (aka the publishing order) :

    Sacred Hunt 1 & 2
    Sun Sword 1 - 6
    House War 1 - 8

    And yes, let us know what you think! Although i might not be able to read on if you start spoiling House War because I'm still reading those (I am somewhere around book 3).
  4. In Topic: Game of Thrones Season 8

    14 May 2019 - 02:26 PM

    The question is: who is "we"?

    I'm sure there are some folks who like the series still. And some who think the last eps was fitting. And honestly, i liked eps 5 the best so far (in S08, that is). And "needed to stretch out this season"? It does feel rushed to me, not stretched out.
    Anyway, overall i think we agree...the series is pretty much a huge let down with how they did things and the last eps will veeeery likely not be able to turn that around.

    But then again, a series that had so much hype for it for years...i guess disappointment for a lot of fans is not a surprise...because there were as many expectations and wishes for it as there were fans.

    What it did do for us, though, on a meta-level, is that now we have a golden age of high quality tv series...and that is at least in part thanks to GoT. So I'm still glad i got to "ride that train", so to speak :p
  5. In Topic: Game of Thrones Season 8

    14 May 2019 - 02:04 PM

    View PostTattersail_, on 14 May 2019 - 07:06 AM, said:

    I'm calling it now.

    Half way through this episode I said this to my wife this must all be a dream. There is no way it went down like that. That seemed like utter trash. Too many things didn't seem right especially with character development. I think that is Bran looking into a future and seeing what would happen. He'll tell Jon and a different future will happen where King's Landing is not burned down.

    Oh man, please no! That would be super lame. Way too much American-TV/cinema storytelling...and if you really want to screw it up for good, make it a super happy-end before the end-credits of the last eps . Ugh!

    S07 and S08 really have gone downhill for the whole time. But having said that, the last episode had at least a bit of true Song of Ice and Fire flavor. So "softening it up" with the last eps would be a bad idea, imo.

    They really should have done at least two seasons to end the GoT series. They needed more time to set it up properly (or at least a lot better than they have now). But a super "it was all a dream" twist with the last episode? That'd totally ruin it for me.

    I think the last episode will now be the stand off Jon vs Daeny. Although i admit that this is the obvious choice and maybe they think they need a "surprise ending". But if they do that just to have a surprise...well booooh.

    Here is hope that the spin-offs will be more sensible ^^



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    05 May 2019 - 13:07
    Wow, I only just noticed you've been a member longer than all except the very oldest! But you've kept under the radar - nice.
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