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      Oathbringer is out! Let's make our policy on spoilers clear! 1. You must preface topics with Oathbringer spoilers with the prefix [OB] in the front 2. You are only allowed to post spoilers and spoiler topics in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board, Cosmere Theories, and some select work-related forums. 3. For posts in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board you do not need to use spoiler tags inside a topic marked [OB]. For Cosmere Theories, you also do not need to put spoiler tags inside your topic if the topic has [OB] in the title. However, for Cosmere Theories, if you are adding Oathbringer stuff to an old theory without the [OB] tag, those must go in spoiler tags and you must make it obvious outside the spoiler tag that the spoiler is regarding Oathbringer content. 4. For select things that do require talking about OB spoilers, in Events, Coppermind, and Arcanum forums, those are allowed but keep OB spoilers in spoiler tags 5. Avoid and minimize spoilers in topic titles--even though those two boards will not appear in the Recent Topics ticker, topic titles still appear in Recent Activity and the forum home.  6. You aren't allowed to post Oathbringer spoilers in places other than listed, even with spoiler tags.  It will be nine months and then the Oathbringer board will be re-merged with the Stormlight board and you will not need to tag these spoilers. If you'd like to move something in the Stormlight Archive board to the Oathbringer board, to update it with new Oathbringer information, Report the post and we will happily move it to the Oathbringer spoiler board. Part-by-part Reactions Though the Oathbringer Spoiler Board will be very spoilery, very fast (maybe don't come there until you've read the book, as people do have copies that bookstores sold early), you'll have these five topics for reactions if you want to nerd out: Part 1 Reactions
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Heroes Die by Matthew Stover

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Just finished this masterpiece last night. Holy cow.

So, I knew Stover was an excellent writer from his Star Wars EU stuff (anyone who can make Revenge of the Sith into a fascinating character piece is amazing—and Traitor is maybe the single best EU book), but I'd never checked out his original work. Boy, am I glad I did.

Heroes Die gets pretty graphic and intense at points, no doubt, but I wouldn't classify it as grimdark. It's kind of a cool mix of dystopian SF and low portal fantasy. But wow, the characters, the plot, the twists, the action...whoo boy. Loved it, through and through.

Anyone else read this one? What did you think?

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This book is near perfect, and very hard to put down.  Stover is one of my favorite writers.

I love the sequels too, though they are more uneven.

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"Near perfect" is a great way to describe it. There really aren't many flaws to any aspect of the writing. Plot, pacing, action, character development, prose...it's all excellent. Even the way he uses POV is cleverly done.

I'm very curious to see how he handles the rest of the series (which I understand is ongoing). We're doing Blade of Tyshalle for my book group, starting next week. I'm pumped.

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