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What Are You Reading, Part 2

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13 hours ago, Just a Lifetime said:

Personally I felt the dramatic improvement started with book four, Summer Knight.  If I recall correctly, Butcher was only picked up by an editor after the first three books had already been written, and I think having an editor made a massive difference.  I considered giving up on the series after the third book, but I'm very glad I gave it another chance.

For my part, I am now most of the way through The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin.  Over the weekend I finally found my way to a local independent bookstore (several months after moving to Liverpool), where I picked up this short history book about the period in the '80s when the Trotskyist group Militant controlled the local government, which I expect will be my next read.

Thats actually really good to know, and makes sense it context of what I'm reading.  The book definitely has its issues, and share of things I'd have edited out.

Went to Barnes and Noble and picked up the mass market paperback of Oathbringer today!  Gonna plow through the rest of shadow rising and Storm Front, then do Edgedancer and Oathbringer.  I wanted to put off those two until I made my way further into WoT, but I can't help it.  I want to read them. :D

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\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Just look at my signature

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In an attempt to fill the void after the Stormlight reread, I started Naoki Urasawa's manga Billy Bat. Urasawa is a big one for me, my favorite story-teller ever along with Brandon (not fantasy though, his specialities are grim thrillers), and this was one of the few series that I hadn't read yet. At volume 6 now (of 20) and, despite a somewhat disoriented beginning, it's already amazing.

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Im still busy with Wheel of Time The Great Hunt and i just started re-reading Star Wars Shadows of the Empire.

 

 

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I'm about 350 pages into The Shadow Rising, and 100 into Storm Front.  Making great progress!  

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I finished the Moontide Quartet 4 today, and I am actually satisfied by the ending. It was surprisingly good.

I already have the next one at home, sunsurge Quartet 1, and I hope the author doesn't ruin what he created so far.

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2 hours ago, Sorana said:

I finished the Moontide Quartet 4 today, and I am actually satisfied by the ending. It was surprisingly good.

I already have the next one at home, sunsurge Quartet 1, and I hope the author doesn't ruin what he created so far.

I like the art of your avatar.  Who is it by/what's it from, if you happen to know off-hand? 

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Has anyone read the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks? I've finally finished the Cosmere and looking for my next fantasy fix!

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I am finishing The Hero of Ages and re-reading The Witcher saga by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher is my fifth re-read, as it always belonged to my favourite series.

 

And yes! I love the Lightbringer, it's heavy in number of pages but very easy to follow :)

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2 hours ago, Wander89 said:

Has anyone read the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks? I've finally finished the Cosmere and looking for my next fantasy fix!

Yes it’s good. It’s one of the series/authors most here recommend when someone ask what else to read after finishing Brandon’s books. It’s also going to be a complete series with the 5th book about to come out shortly. 

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4 hours ago, Wander89 said:

Has anyone read the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks? I've finally finished the Cosmere and looking for my next fantasy fix!

Lightbringer’s great!

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2 hours ago, StormingTexan said:

Yes it’s good. It’s one of the series/authors most here recommend when someone ask what else to read after finishing Brandon’s books. It’s also going to be a complete series with the 5th book about to come out shortly. 

I always felt like it should have been 7 books because of the whole color motif.

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So I've finally decided on reading the Lighbringer series by Brent Weeks, any fans??

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2 hours ago, Wander89 said:

So I've finally decided on reading the Lighbringer series by Brent Weeks, any fans??

Yep I like Lightbringer and final book is coming out next month so your just in time. 

I’ve tried his Night Angel series a couple times and can’t get in to it but Lightbtinger is solid and will feel comfortable to a Sanderson fan. 

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6 minutes ago, StormingTexan said:

Yep I like Lightbringer and final book is coming out next month so your just in time. 

I’ve tried his Night Angel series a couple times and can’t get in to it but Lightbtinger is solid and will feel comfortable to a Sanderson fan. 

Awesome, I think I'll give this a shot then. Heard some good things, especially from Sanderson fans, so can only hope!

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I love Gavin from Lightbringer. He is a character that no one can overlook and even if he is so powahful, he is likeable. I read all the released books in one month, even having a lot of work IR. Some of the things in the series may surprise you in real Sanderson way.

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New and last Lightbringer hits next month and I can’t wait. I want those new Night Angel books with his LB exp under his belt. 

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Currently rereading The Blinding Knife to prepare for the last one. The Burning White is supposed to be massive. I think it will be almost a thousand pages. Also we will be getting a new Abercrombie this month so that’s another one to look forward to

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19 minutes ago, Ammanas said:

Currently rereading The Blinding Knife to prepare for the last one. The Burning White is supposed to be massive. I think it will be almost a thousand pages. Also we will be getting a new Abercrombie this month so that’s another one to look forward to

Yeah really looking forward the the last book and how he wraps it all up. Not sure if you've read the first two Licanius Trilogy books but the third and final is coming out in December so lots of good stuff over the next couple months (while we patiently await another cosmere book) 

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Also Starsight and Brian McClellan's Blood of Empire to conclude his trilogy this December.  And we got Pierce Brown's Dark Age recently.  This is the most stacked 6 months or so of fantasy releases that I can remember.

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9 hours ago, Who Sharded? said:

Also Starsight and Brian McClellan's Blood of Empire to conclude his trilogy this December.  

Oh didn’t know Blood of Empire is coming out in December. I almost like the second trilogy more than the first. 

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Not reading it, but earlier today in the mail i got the new Stephen King book The Institute

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Soon I am starting The Way of Kings :D Can't wait to be taken for another adventure.

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