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I've just realised, I've been so busy discovering other genres during the past years that I've let my favorite down. I've fallen behind on reading high fantasy! How could I? That's never happened before. I couldn't recommend anybody a newer series to save my life.

5 books to go before I may start a new series. Excuse me. I really need to get some reading time today. No surprise I'm so bored these days, the lighter stuff isn't doing it anymore. I need more complex new worlds and magical adventures to experience. :dragon:



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I've just realised, I've been so busy discovering other genres during the past years that I've let my favorite down. I've fallen behind on reading high fantasy! How could I? That's never happened before. I couldn't recommend anybody a newer series to save my life.

5 books to go before I may start a new series. Excuse me. I really need to get some reading time today. No surprise I'm so bored these days, the lighter stuff isn't doing it anymore. I need more complex new worlds and magical adventures to experience. :dragon:

If you have an Amazon Kindle (or the app) and have signed up for Kindle Unlimited you can read this one for free:

 

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It has a "Planescape" thing going. I'm not a big fan of fantasy writing because with a few notable exceptions it's so unoriginal. This one does not really buck that trend but it's better than most I've tried to choke down. And it is free, so there's that.



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I've just realised, I've been so busy discovering other genres during the past years that I've let my favorite down. I've fallen behind on reading high fantasy! How could I? That's never happened before. I couldn't recommend anybody a newer series to save my life.

5 books to go before I may start a new series. Excuse me. I really need to get some reading time today. No surprise I'm so bored these days, the lighter stuff isn't doing it anymore. I need more complex new worlds and magical adventures to experience. :dragon:

If you have an Amazon Kindle (or the app) and have signed up for Kindle Unlimited you can read this one for free:

 

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It has a "Planescape" thing going. I'm not a big fan of fantasy writing because with a few notable exceptions it's so unoriginal. This one does not really buck that trend but it's better than most I've tried to choke down. And it is free, so there's that.

 

 

Sometimes there is a joy to a fun cliche / stereotype full story. That's one of the useful things about Kindle Unlimited, there might be a lot of garbage to wade through but there can be some gems found.  Although I'll admit, I do have a bit of a weakness for some of those "cheesily bad / mary sue-ish" stories that are both badly written but have a few interesting ideas.



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Now reading The Drawing of the Three, the second book.  Does King use LSD? This whole story seems like an acid trip. I still haven't decided if I like it or not. 

 

Well he sure did use drugs so much that he ended up not knowing what he wrote sometimes but according to his own words he used Bolivian marching powder, not acid. :)



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Now reading The Drawing of the Three, the second book. Does King use LSD? This whole story seems like an acid trip. I still haven't decided if I like it or not.


Well he sure did use drugs so much that he ended up not knowing what he wrote sometimes but according to his own words he used Bolivian marching powder, not acid. :)

True story, Frank Herbert used amphetamines which is why his books got less and less coherent over the course of his life.

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Thank you, Raithe, but I don't have a kindle. I've chosen another brand of e-reader, so I'm not bound to one store.



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True story, Frank Herbert used amphetamines which is why his books got less and less coherent over the course of his life.


I didn't know that. Aside, I just Googled pictures of Frank Herbert "young" and "old" and he doesn't seems to have suffered the "Meth, not even once" body decay at all. I wonder what gives?

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Shame his son was on The Bad Stuff then

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True story, Frank Herbert used amphetamines which is why his books got less and less coherent over the course of his life.

I didn't know that. Aside, I just Googled pictures of Frank Herbert "young" and "old" and he doesn't seems to have suffered the "Meth, not even once" body decay at all. I wonder what gives?

Amphetamines and methamphetamines are two different things (amphetamine use is rampant in the MLB). Some authors believe that using drugs helps them write better.
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Wouldn't know about better but amphetamines probably help them write a lot of stuff in a short time. Someone give GRRM some ADHD medication plx. =)


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Heh, Baen have put out a flow chart to help people get into the Honor Harrington series.

 

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Milking that. Hm reminds me to check up on Kloos even if the series is getting more boring (yay for the badass grizzled MoH winning NCO...)

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I was about to say that my favorite David Webber books are the Hammer's Slammers series, but that's David Drake.



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I've been looking for this book for a long time. Amazon kept saying they had sellers with used copies, I'd order it then get the "We're sorry but..." email. But I found it on ebay. You gotta love ebay.

 

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It covers the story of the Panthers from expansion to the '96 Stanley Cup. Fortunately it stops there because it was all downhill after that!

 

Also reading:

 

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This one has been on my to-do list for a long time.


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Slowly reading through my backlog on Humble Bundle. Currently at "City of the Saints" by DJ Butler. Looks like steampunk/western.

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Also reading:

 

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This one has been on my to-do list for a long time.

 

 

Is it as bad as everyone says?



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Slowly reading through my backlog on Humble Bundle. Currently at "City of the Saints" by DJ Butler. Looks like steampunk/western.
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DJ Butler's awesome. I love his Rock Band Fights Evil series.

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Also reading:

 

This one has been on my to-do list for a long time.

Is it as bad as everyone says?

 

In my experience popular things being "as bad as they say" is more often than not directly related to the amount of levels one has put into edgelord. Some people here are high level epic edgelords already. ;)



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Also reading:

 

 

 

 

Is it as bad as everyone says?

 

 

It wasn't that great. It was like a love letter to old school video games I guess. I'm glad I didn't pay for it.



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Well I'm oficcialy soured on fantasy & Sci-Fi again after two total time wasters. So how about some historical fiction & sports. I just ordered these two on my Kindle:

 

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