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  1. Ok so I have a question. I started reading Dresden Files because so many fans of other books I like recommended the series. I have made it to White Night so a little more than half way. I do not really dislike them and they are entertaining enough but not much is convincing me to keep going. They just seem kind of repetitive I guess? Just wondering if there is a payoff coming or maybe the series is just not for me? If you tell me that something really changes in this back half of the series I may be compelled to keep going, If it is pretty similar to what i have already read maybe I should just stop.
  2. Re-reading The Licanius Trilogy. These books remind me a lot of Brandon's book in that they get better after each read as you pick up stuff you miss initially.
  3. Good to hear! It’s actually one of my favorite of Brandon’s books and I feel often underrated. Plus it’s tie-ins to SA. I think you will enjoy OB even more having just read it.
  4. What did you think of Warbreaker? Enjoy OB!
  5. So is everyone else pretty hyped about getting The Book of Boba AND Mandalorian Season 3? I really like where Disney is going with this. Helps restore my faith in them after the last two sequel movies.
  6. Haha yeah I’ve read it a few times now. Yeah it was a deal I made with my daughter we’d both pick out a book for the other to read. I’m hoping it will help convince her to read more sci-fi/fantasy. I doubt it will make me want to read more YA romance though.
  7. Finishing the last book up on a Three Body Problem re-read. Then i have to jump in to my holiday book swap with my daughter and read her choice All the Little Things (YA romance) and my choice The Host (which I am told has just enough romance in it to keep her interested) to hopefully convince her Fantasy/Sci-Fi is good.
  8. After the preview chapters I thought we would finally get to see some more of the other KR orders in action. Especially with the pre-view chapters during the rescue at Hearthstone. I felt like we ended up seeing a lit more Fused in action than KR. Plus Dalinar mentioning all the other orders early on then a few orders going on the Shadesmar mission. It seems like we are pretty far along to only see a few KR orders in action to me. Maybe next book!
  9. Gotcha. As soon as the races start traveling the stars I think it makes sense that you would see all technologically advanced civilizations competing for resources and Investiture seems to be the most important of these resources in the Cosmere. That scene Brandon read seems to imply this pretty heavily. I do agree with you regarding the friction between these two races but also think we may have a skewed view on how honorable the KR as a whole are as we have only seen a few orders in real detail. One of which managed to bond two different Spren even with committing parricide. I also think it is pretty clear from the scene that technologically speaking these two end up on a similar playing fields. We are just seeing different eras of each world. Granted knowing MB era 2 takes place between SA 5 and 6 Scadrial is currently more advanced. They also have maintained their magic where Roshar is just now becoming reawakened. It is interesting that Scadrial had such a technological explosion.
  10. Have you read this yet? Fair warning it contains spoilers for the future Cosmere so read at your own risk but it does show a glimpse of the future pertaining to your post. https://wob.coppermind.net/events/448/#e14408
  11. No real surprises but I did find the audio book stuff interesting especially since that is the main way I digest books. Like many others I am really only interested in LM getting published next and not very excited at all about the Skyward book. The first was ok but the second one was one of only two (Calamity being the second) of Brandon's books I did not like. All that being said I know that is a selfish view and I am glad that Brandon has found a system that helps him be as productive as possible. I just love the Cosmere so much I get really impatient. Especially with BoM ending on such a cliff hanger. On thing that all though not really surprising but was still a revelation to me is SA5 projected to be released in 2023. I know the follows the typical 3 year release and somewhat expected but the conclusion of the first 5 SA books seemed so far off at one point and now it seems to be in reach. I thought the line about reassessing the Cosmere after SA 5 was interesting. I could see Brandon focusing on the main series but allowing others to co-write some of the other stories he wants to get out there. I do not necessarily think this is a bad thing.
  12. Wow.....
  13. Not sure how far you are in RoW but there’s only a couple tie in comments of Dawnshard that I can remember and I believe they happened fairly early on in RoW so you could easily get away with reading it after.
  14. I completely agree I miss the old interludes as well. I liked the random locations and characters much more. I used to look forward to the interludes but in RoW they just felt like extra chapters in the main book instead of the short stories of past books.
  15. Hmm..I do not want to spoil anything but what we learn in RoW does not seem to be compatible with this.