[TUC SPOILERS] Walter and Redeagl on TUC...

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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 04:20:52 pm »
Stephen R Donaldson's books are some of my favorite, and I'd never turn down a Joe Abercrombie (although, really I think he's gone downhill since The First Law).  I enjoyed some of the earlier Malazan books, but ultimately fell out of love with the series.  I read the Wheel of Time and dug it, actually thought Sanderson's stuff at the end was an improvement over Robert Jordan's later work.  I like Sanderson's current series, but never could get into his superhero stuff.

In general, I'm generally a sucker for dark fantasy stuff.

Thank you.

SRD is one of my faves as well. Haven't read Joe Abercr, or the Wheel of Time (no interest after reading the prologue). Have read Gardens of the Moon, and part 2 is on my list.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 06:41:32 pm »
Alright, overall thoughts: [non spoilery for anything specific in book, but any discussion of pacing, etc. will yield pseudo spoilers if you read into em.  Read at own risk]

1: Stylistically this is most similar to TTT.  We are finally getting to the fireworks factory.
2: It is RSB at his Bakker-est, if that makes any sense.  If you dug the other books in spite of the Bakkerisms, this will be rough for you.  If you dug them FOR his particular quirks, then this is right up your alley.
3: This is now my favorite Bakker book, previously TWP was the one I liked most.
4: Be careful about spoilers.  There are a lot of twists and turns in the plot that are amazing when they happen with no warnings.

I'll take a small bite: what would you define as a 'Bakkerism'? Could you give a (non-TUC) example or two?
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2017, 09:26:54 pm »
Stephen R Donaldson's books are some of my favorite, and I'd never turn down a Joe Abercrombie (although, really I think he's gone downhill since The First Law).  I enjoyed some of the earlier Malazan books, but ultimately fell out of love with the series.  I read the Wheel of Time and dug it, actually thought Sanderson's stuff at the end was an improvement over Robert Jordan's later work.  I like Sanderson's current series, but never could get into his superhero stuff.

In general, I'm generally a sucker for dark fantasy stuff.

Thank you.

SRD is one of my faves as well. Haven't read Joe Abercr, or the Wheel of Time (no interest after reading the prologue). Have read Gardens of the Moon, and part 2 is on my list.

Hiro, Malazan is really good if your in for the long haul. Also, Abercrombie is probably the funniest fantasy author I've read.

ETA: Also Esselmonts Dancer trilogy, 1st on Dancer's Lament came out last year is really good. Tell how the Malazan Empirre came into being.
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2017, 06:22:30 pm »
Stephen R Donaldson's books are some of my favorite, and I'd never turn down a Joe Abercrombie (although, really I think he's gone downhill since The First Law).  I enjoyed some of the earlier Malazan books, but ultimately fell out of love with the series.  I read the Wheel of Time and dug it, actually thought Sanderson's stuff at the end was an improvement over Robert Jordan's later work.  I like Sanderson's current series, but never could get into his superhero stuff.

In general, I'm generally a sucker for dark fantasy stuff.

Thank you.

SRD is one of my faves as well. Haven't read Joe Abercr, or the Wheel of Time (no interest after reading the prologue). Have read Gardens of the Moon, and part 2 is on my list.

Hiro, Malazan is really good if your in for the long haul. Also, Abercrombie is probably the funniest fantasy author I've read.

ETA: Also Esselmonts Dancer trilogy, 1st on Dancer's Lament came out last year is really good. Tell how the Malazan Empirre came into being.

Thanks for the further feedback, MSJ. I'll dip my toe further into the Malazan pool, curious about book 2 and 3. After TUC, though, and there are many other books waiting as well fantasy and non-fantasy.
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2017, 06:20:47 pm »
Does TUC clarify the path where the 3rd series might take us...?

No need to specify.
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2017, 06:24:35 pm »
Does TUC clarify the path where the 3rd series might take us...?

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Yes, it did.
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2017, 06:25:42 pm »
Yeah, you won't be in doubt about where the third series might go to.

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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2017, 06:27:00 pm »
Yeah, you won't be in doubt about where the third series might go to.

Thanks guys. That will be interesting after soooo much mystery!
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2017, 06:27:32 pm »
Does TUC clarify the path where the 3rd series might take us...?

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Yes, it did.

Red, so what is your rating and verdict, having finished TUC?
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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2017, 11:12:24 pm »
I'm loving it so far just about to start chapter 9.

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« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2017, 12:21:47 pm »
Glad to hear you are liking it!

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« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2017, 01:27:01 pm »
Had to stop before i moved on to chapter 19 as was getting too tired. Just about to resume.

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« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2017, 01:57:02 pm »
Had to stop before i moved on to chapter 19 as was getting too tired. Just about to resume.

Chapter 19, holymoly, you did just almost read through it in one night?!?!
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2017, 02:10:34 pm »
Waits... eleven years for the finale of the second series. Reads it in a night ;).

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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2017, 02:36:56 pm »
Waits... eleven years for the finale of the second series. Reads it in a night ;).

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