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  1. I actually really enjoyed Iron Gold. I think some people just don’t like multiple p.ov.s and cant get past this new way of telling the story. I love the Minotaur of Mars and need more of him in the story. I actually enjoy Iron Gold more than Red Rising and Dark age more than Golden Sun. So far, for me at least, the new trilogy is better in my opinion.
  2. @HentientLove the Red Rising series! I wasn’t the biggest fan of Dark Age on my first read because it is very dark and doesn’t seem to have the lighter moments the rest of them have. But the more I thought about it the more I loved it and I read it again and now it might be my favorite one. Can’t wait to see what happens next!
  3. You definitely missed it. It’s in chapter 14 Of Beleriad and its Realms. It’s a common mistake though. Most Tolkien fans end up skipping that chapter because it’s very, very boring.
  4. Sorry for further derailing this thread, but just wanted to add my two cents on Lightbringer. I’m actually a big fan of the series and think the third one is my favorite and actually think The Burning White to be the second best one. I believe the “Deus ex Machina” was set up in the third one and really enjoyed the authors thoughts on God and faith. My personal beliefs and experiences factor into this because what the author talks a lot about reflects my own convictions. It is how to see God despite the ugliness of the world and I found it powerful and moving. Even though I really enjoyed it I understand why others do not. As long as the ending makes sense I am happy with it and I believe the author left plenty of breadcrumbs to get to the ending. Sorry I don’t want to argue with those who believed differently upthread but wanted to give a alternate opinion.
  5. Yes, it’s perhaps more wishful thinking on my part than for the authors own welfare. I also think his books (while all very good) have gotten a little weaker with each one that follows.
  6. An anthology Fearsome Journeys edited by Strahan. Pretty good so far. Scott Lynch has a contribution and it is outstanding. He needs to give up on writing books (evidently can’t figure out how to finish them and gets stuck writing) and stick to short stories. All of them have been fantastic. In this one it’s The Effigy Engine but has also published, in other anthologies, In the Stacks, A Year and a Day in Old Theradane, The Smoke of Gold is Glory, and The Fall and Rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril. I believe he always has the best short story in each anthology he appears in.
  7. My favorite is a toss up between 2,4 or 14. My least favorite (and can anyone argue against it?) is, of course, Crossroads of Twilight.
  8. Only the ones that are roadkill and not of my doing.
  9. You keep telling dead squirrels “Fallen Rope” but are disappointed when nothing happens.
  10. Nothing is untouched by Melkor. Fixed it!
  11. Almost 60 dollars per book! Wow!
  12. Most fans consider 1-4 to be Jordan’s best works. I’m talking about overall quality because his books that come afterwards have great moments, but a lot of slogging to get there. The fact that you are struggling with Eye does not bode well...
  13. The Best Day Many people consider the day the aliens invaded to be the end. I knew us humans have made a real mess of things and new leadership was required. I was one of the first to bend the knee to our new overlords and have been well rewarded. I consider it the best day.
  14. The Labyrinth Everyone knows the stories of The Minotaur were only used to frighten children. That’s why she felt confident to enter the the labyrinth. So engrossed in the task that she almost missed the hot breath upon her neck and the gigantic figure that now loomed over.
  15. My favorite episode is when Aang knows the Fire Lord has to go and everyone expects him to kill him so he consults with several of his pasts lives and asks for advice. I think the Ember Island spoof on all of their adventures was hilarious. Also one of the coolest parts of the Avatars abilities is talking to their past selves. But I found Korra series to be a pale imitation of the original. It lacks focus, direction, and has several pacing issues. It was worth it to watch once but I’ll probably not watch it again. Also wasn’t a fan of their attempt at Steampunk which the world transformed into over just one generation.