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  1. On 6.1.2020 at 4:14 AM, Ookla the Prolific said:

    Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan.  I honestly think it is excellent despite a lackluster opening.  Well written, interesting and with a plot structure a bit like Brandon's and a bit like GRRM.  The plot itself is a bit cliche.

    Finished Age of Myth yesterday (started January 1st). A long time I wasn't sure if I really should start it, because of the opening sequence. At least three times I didn't make it to the end of chapter one...

    But now I liked it that much, that I'm starting Age of Swords right away.


  2. My first fantasy read was The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (in German, as I'm from Germany ;) )

    It has a very special place in my heart. I had seen the movie and liked it. Nothing special, until quite a while later. (I'm not sure how many months/heart or how long it's been since then...)
    My cousin was to stay the night and had a book with her: The Neverending Story. An old edition with the two-coloured print and the beautiful illustration at the beginning of every chapter. I borrowed it from her, read it, loved it. And wanted a copy of my own. But it was impossible to get the same edition as it was out of print. And all the other editions didn't have the illustrations or two-colour-print.
    Fast-forward a few years, I stood in the bookstore and was on my way out, not having found anything - until there it was. The Neverending Story. Just a paperback edition, but with the same cover as the old hardcover my cousin had. I picked it up, looked, and there it was: two-colour-print, illustrations, everything I wanted. So I bought it. And all since then it's a treasure to me. Not only being the first Fantasy novel I read, but finally getting it after a kind of nevernending story of it's own ;)


  3. If anyone wants to know: Translation of German title in italics

    Mistborn/The Final Empire: Children of Mist
    The Well of Ascension: Warriors of Fire
    The Hero of Ages: Rulers of Light
    Alloy of Law: Hunters of Power
    Shadows of Self: Shadows over Elantel (Elantel is the German name for Elendel)
    Bands of Mourning: Bands of Mourning 

    Warbreaker: Sounds of Storm

    The Way of Kings: The Way of Kings / The Path of the Winds
    Words of Radiance: The Words of Light / The Storms of Wrath


    Translation of titles in Germany is...complicated. Sometimes they just take the original English title and stick with that. Sometimes they translate it. Or they make something up. 
    That's one reason why I prefer reading in English, so they can't ruin the book because of a bad translation.


  4. I live in Germany, so... I should be able to help out ;)

    Mistborn: It might be hard to get the originial editions, because they are out of print. But there'll be new editions by another publisher, starting in march
    Era 1:
    1. Kinder des Nebels
    2. Krieger des Feuers
    3. Herrscher des Lichts
    Era 2:
    1. Jäger der Macht
    2. Schatten über Elantel (already published by the new publisher)
    3. Bänder der Trauer (already published by the new publisher)

    Elantris: the title stays the same

    Warbreaker: Sturmklänge

    Stormlight Archive: all books were split in two.
    1.1: Der Weg der Könige
    1.2: Der Pfad der Winde
    2.1: Die Worte des Lichts
    2.2: Die Stürme des Zorns

    Oathbringer hasn't been released in German yet.


    And with translating the title... don't try. In most cases it wouldn't help ;)


  5. After finishing The Way of Kings (It was great!) and all of Arcanum Unbound (Edgedancer excluded)...

    I now startet a reread of Die unendliche Geschichte (The neverending story). It was the book that brought me into reading and has a special place in my heart. (Which means a reread every other year)