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  1. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    23 January 2021 - 03:14 PM

    View PostQuickTidal, on 21 January 2021 - 02:19 PM, said:

    View PostYllana, on 21 January 2021 - 01:51 PM, said:

    I wonder if there are any recent fantasy books of similar scope to Malazan. I feel they either go down the Grimdark route too much or they are older, more "innocent" books like WoT or something. The last series with really interesting world building I read was Red Rising, but where is that 6th book....
    Thanks for the info on Unhewn Throne, I think I'll just give the first book a shot.

    UNHEWN is good and I enjoyed it. Definitely has an Asian flavour to it, so that's refreshing in high fantasy. The last book is divisive, but I liked it.

    I would also check out John Gwynne's Faithful & The Fallen series if you've not yet. I read book 1 only so far but quite enjoyed it. It's kind of like Joe Abercrombie without the bleakness and much higher fantasy elements.

    I got the first trilogy on my TBR pile. Right now I'm rereading a bunch of David Gemmell novels and Nicholas Boyle's Goethe biography. Two massive doorstoppers of it. :D I think it takes someone interested in the Weimar Classicism to get through those monsters; they are no recreational read.
  2. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    23 January 2021 - 02:48 PM

    View PostAptorian, on 22 January 2021 - 08:02 PM, said:

    I'm about two thirds through the Never Ending Story and I think I now know why the movie was only based on the first half of the book. It's because The Never Ending Story reads like two books, with a good ending in the middle and a sequel that's not as fun as the second part.

    I'm having to force myself to read an hour and then go do something else to get through the second half.

    Stick to it. The end is less specatacular than the movie, but more emotionally satisfying and more realistic. imho.
  3. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    23 January 2021 - 02:45 PM

    View PostAptorian, on 21 January 2021 - 12:25 PM, said:

    Hundred and twenty pages or so into The Never Ending story. This book is delightful. It's a children's book so the language isn't to heavy or flowery and the locations and characters are colorful and fairytale like. And the whole world is full of boundless creativity. This is basically everything I want out of a fantasy book.

    Did you know Atreju actually has green skin and blue hair? Also the luck dragon is decidedly more chinese and less hairy dog-like.

    The book is so much better than the movie.
  4. In Topic: Rhythm of War Stormlight book 4

    23 January 2021 - 02:38 PM

    View PostSkywalker, on 27 December 2020 - 04:28 AM, said:

    2) The Cosmere hints - oh man. I have nowhere near the time I would need to invest to re-read Mistborn or Warbreaker or the million novellas I need to so I can understand all the references, but this is clearly the lore-heaviest Cosmere book yet? Almost feels like BS is getting ready to launch into the Cosmere core narrative (Dragon something?) pretty soon. Not sure how I feel about it - I would rather not have to spend hours on a wiki before I can read and enjoy that fully. It's the old MCU problem of "you really need to watch 21 movies to enjoy that reference in Endgame", I get that, but I'd rather he put in one or two hints and easter eggs in each book, not like (checks notes)... (realizes there are no notes because he had no time) SO MANY

    Sanderson is going to lose me with this Cosmere stuff. I read Elantris ages ago and don't remember it; couldn't get into Warbreaker after three attempts; read the fist Mistborn but haven't tackled the sequels yet since more interesting books keep pushing them down the TBR pile, ditto for Wax and Wayne. Someone said it helps to have read Mistborn - Secret History to understand Rhythm of War, so I did that, but that didn't help me. I may read book 5, but after that I'll be done with Sanderson. Some epic moments in Way of Kings and Words of Radiance don't make up for slogging through books I don't want to read in order to follow all those Cosmere hints. Also, Navani's scenes were boring for that reason.


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