Steven Erikson (The 3.5 million word journey?)

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« Reply #165 on: October 25, 2017, 11:37:56 am »
My favorite series to this day, not just in fantasy but among all literature. I've read all of them outside  of the Broach and Bauchelain novellas.

I'm not sure either Forge or Dancer's Lament really work as entry points into the world, since they rely on a lot of elements from the Book of the Fallen series.

I enjoyed both Kharkanas books, though they do tend to grind too much for their own good. Prazek and Dathenar would sometimes really get on my nerves

When it comes to the philosophy, I think it's a mixed bag. There are a lot of great discussions that do take place, but Erikson tends to go for the verbose approach, where he will muse upon anything that crosses his mind, regardless of whether it fits into the narrative. I prefer Bakker's more economical approach with an emphasis on tackling specific points, even if it is of a smaller scope.

Either ways, an excellent universe, well worth the time needed to soak it all in.

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« Reply #166 on: November 01, 2017, 06:50:07 am »
Kharkanas has been put on hold.

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« Reply #167 on: November 04, 2017, 03:56:35 pm »
Erikson's foray into author outreach is going well. Excited to see what else comes from that new portion of his network.
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« Reply #168 on: November 16, 2017, 02:03:59 am »
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“No. I am your end. Before your eyes I will put your seed to the knife. I will quarter your carcass and feed it to the dogs. Your bones I will grind to dust and cast to the winds. I will strike down those who speak your name or the name of your fathers, until ‘Yursalka’ becomes as meaningless as infant babble. I will blot you out, hunt down your every trace! The track of your life has come to me,

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« Reply #169 on: November 16, 2017, 11:37:01 am »
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MSJ. The "S" stands for "spoiler" :P.
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“The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”

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« Reply #170 on: November 16, 2017, 01:11:28 pm »
Oh, that's not even a spoiler, geez Louise! You want some real ones?
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« Reply #171 on: November 16, 2017, 06:12:27 pm »
Oh, that's not even a spoiler, geez Louise! You want some real ones?
I know it's not a spoiler, just messing with you ;)
“The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”

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« Reply #172 on: November 16, 2017, 06:14:45 pm »
lol :)
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« Reply #173 on: November 18, 2017, 04:52:28 pm »
Well... arguably, even though I know pretty much everything that happens in general, I technically didn't know that that character would survive Erikson's ten books.

Just sayin' ;). Not that I personally care.
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