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TheShadowlord
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Friday December 7, 2012 3:17 AM
A book of Poul Anderson stories, which' name escapes me a the moment.
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Monday December 10, 2012 3:56 AM
I just finished "Cold Days" by Jim Butcher
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Thursday December 20, 2012 11:42 PM
Just finished "Jack of Shadows" by Roger Zelazny. Good, but not as good as "Lord of light", whith which it shares a few similarities.
On to "The Lion of Comarrie" by Arthur C Clarke.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Friday January 4, 2013 8:40 PM
Not reading anything right now, but in 4 short days I'll be reading A Memory of Light, the final book in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Going to be bittersweet, but I can't wait. Been reading that series since the mid 90s so it's been a long time coming.

And with it being the last book, now you can start the series SL!
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TheShadowlord
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Monday January 7, 2013 3:55 PM
Oh, I read until book 10 before I gave up. I think Book 7 was the latest at the time I started, so that would put it about 1997.

Read "The Tainted Sword" by D.J. Heinrich yesterday. First book of the Penhalgion trilogy.
It's been a while since I read the old D&D novels, and since I am running a Mystara campaign, I should get reacquainted with the literature.

Book 1 is good. A story of knighthood, honor, betrayal, redemption, love and tragedy, all set to the lovable Known World. I read it several times before finding the last two books. My first impression of the the rest of the series was not good, but it's been years since I have read them, so my tastes might have changed.

On to book 2, "The Dragon's Tomb"
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Friday January 11, 2013 2:33 PM
(minor spoilers)

I enjoyed "The Dragon's Tomb" morethan I did the last time I read it. I still think "THe Tainted Sword" is the better of the two, adn despite my abhorrance of leaving stories unfinished, it actually works well as a standalone story.

Mostly, the two seem to have little in common in theme and content.

Actually, that's not quite true. The story of the trilogy is introduced early on and important elements and hints abound, but these elements work just as well as plot points for TTS only, ignoring the other books.

Anyway, now on "The Fall of Magic". I think what I disliked about the rest of the series is the apocalyptic nature of the story and the rather unhappy ending.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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TheShadowlord
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Sunday January 13, 2013 11:39 PM
(spoiler warnings)

Have finished "The Fall of Magic" and what I didn't like about it was quite simply the apocalyptic story and when I was a bit younger I didn't at all like the idea of people in eternal torment for the sake of the greater good. Once the good guys won, things were supposed to go back to normal. People die, sure, but they aren't put in eternal torment when they win. Plus, the ending was a bit deus ex machina, even if it wasn't out of the blue. That lessens the effort of the heroes.


On to "Dark Knight of Karameikos" by Timothy Brown, another Mystara novel.

I'm so glad I decided to run a Mystara campaign. I've forgotten how much awesomeness there was there. Awesome epic fantasy and awesome cheese.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Tuesday January 15, 2013 2:49 AM
I got the boy hooked on Pratchett. I'm so proud.

Gearing myself up to slog through A Memory of Light. This is going to be painful, I suspect, but also highly satisfying - I have literally grown up around this series. (my older sister read them when I was still a wee sprog)
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TheShadowlord
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Tuesday January 15, 2013 2:00 PM
Good for you. Now just wait for the disappointment and pain when he starts reading TP's latest efforts.

I'm going to wait for the paperback of "A memory of light". I've waited this long, I can wait a bit longer.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Monday January 21, 2013 11:37 PM
"Dark knight of Karameikos" had the same problems it had when I first read it. It started well, then right towards the end got rather silly and had a little too easy ending. It's like the last 20% of the book was a boring cutscene when it should have been playable.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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