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UncleButcher1980

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  1. No, it's been confirmed. And it's the saddest death in the whole series bar none. Okay, bar a few. But it's still rather sad.
  2. Probably not until the summer if the last two books are anything to go by.
  3. Is that 50% for AMOL or all three? I haven't heard that mentioned before.
  4. Oh man, how good would that have been. A huge opportunity missed by Team Jordan.
  5. I would love to get my hands on those notes. More words than the whole series, that's amazing.
  6. Yes, Terez does have that effect on people! Anyway here's the thread. http://www.dragonmount.com/forums/topic/59043-light-vs-dark-a-draw/?hl=%2Blight+%2Bdark
  7. Hey Suttree, it's interesting you should post that because I was only just reading back through a thread I started last year about the Dragon Soul/Champion of Light and you argued quite strongly that they may not always be the same person. And I'm wondering now whether you still feel that way? Perhaps I should revive that thread rather then derail this one.
  8. My Christmas wishlist is for Luckers to post his Chapter 1 review.
  9. Hmmm, that is a strange one to see. To my mind he is the greatest fantasy author out right now and the series was met with a ton of critical praise. The odd part from your take is thinking it's not engaging and is uninspiring? If anything it goes far deeper than your average fantasy story, has a fully fleshed out world and incorporates philosophical musings that hold up even outside of genre(Bakker has a PHD in philosophy). Out of curiosity what are some of your favorite series? I know, all the praise I saw (including Luckers' excellent review) I was convinced I would enjoy it but it just did nothing for me. Perhaps I didn't do it justice in giving up so early but I found it so lifeless I wasn't interested in finding out more of the world or the characters. I found it quite frustrating as well to read. I'm not that good at explaining myself but there's something about the writing style that I found...not sure of the word. Arduous? Rigid, maybe? I'm not sure. But I couldn't read more than a page without feeling metaphorically worn out, whereas other books I've gone through chapters and chapters at a time with the story flowing along. As for favourites series, I'd put Malazan Book of the Fallen up there, although only part way through so far. I'm absolutely loving The Wise Man's Fear, now that, in my opinion, is how to write a book. Amazing. Hmmm, what else. I really enjoyed N K Jemisin's Inheritance trilogy. Shadowmarch and Nights of Villjamur were two very enjoyable recent reads. I tend to jump around from series to series.The Earthsea books have been a long time favourite, they're a bit YA I know, but still I always loved the story. The Coldfire trilogy was a great one. Oh, and the Wheel of Time of course...
  10. Bakker - The Darkness That Comes Before. Got about 3/4 through and just couldn't bare to read anymore, such an unengaging and wholly uninspiring read. Quite dreadful. Tad Williams - The Dragonbone Chair. I really enjoyed Shadowmarch, but this one just didn't get going for me. Well written but didn't draw me in enough to want to continue.
  11. The Wise Man's Fear, Patrick Rothfuss. What an amazing story teller, I can't remember the last time I was so engrossed in a book.
  12. No evidence of that at all in the books. On the other hand, we are told that the image showing giraffes (extinct in Rand's time), the Mercedes-Benz hood ornmanet and the tales of the Soyuz and Apollo space missions and the Cold War all come from the 'age before the Age of Legends'. So our age is definitely the First Age. There's four full ages between the Last Battle and the return of our age and the loss of channelling strikes me as a larger-than-usual cataclysm, one which might cause the extinction of humanity and the resetting of the Wheel. You mean I was right? Hooray! Nice avatar by the way.
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