Amph David Farland's Runelords series

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  1. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Possibly not, if there's no new info. Would this be a continuation of story 2 or would it be story 3?
  2. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Continuation of story 2, because story 2 definitely doesn't have a conclusion yet :p

    8 (Chaosbound) is very different from 5-7, but only because it leaves the characters we've been following for the previous two books and focuses on someone else the whole time... but in contrast to Goodkind doing this with a random new character, the focus of Chaosbound is on one of the early original characters (I won't say who, but just that its someone you've definitely already met). So it doesn't feel so weird like that book in Sword of Truth (Pillars of Creation, I think it was?).
  3. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Ah, yes, Pillars of Creation. Cue head-desk smiley.

    That's good :) I really hope we get some news soon, though - I can already tell I'll have no patience in waiting for the next book 8-}
  4. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Well, there's some major changes by the time you get to books 6-7 (and 5, to a much lesser extent). I didn't like 6&7 all that much when I first read them... but enjoyed them much more this time around.
  5. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I got about a hundred pages into Wizardborn, got distracted, and forgot about it 8-} The thing with Gaborn is making me really think, and I'm anxious to get back into it now :D Anyone else (besides RJ) reading them?
  6. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    Ive read up to book 5 and really enjoyed them. I have book 6 to read.
  7. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Hmm, I should look and see if there's any news about book 9 out there.

    Also, by the normal pattern, book 8 should be out in paperback now, so I should go get my copy. Haven't seen it, but haven't really looked, either.
  8. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Let me know how you like that too - RJ said he liked it better the second time, IIRC.

    Ooo, yes, please :D I'm afraid to check out his site in fear of being spoiled :p
  9. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    How many books is the second act supposed to be even? Books 5 through what?
  10. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Guess the paperback version of Chaosbound (book 8) just came out... but I can't find anything about the next one. No idea how long this story arc will run - its books 5-8 so far and its definitely not over yet.
  11. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    :( Wasn't Chaosbound released in '08? And now it's technically '11 - I wonder why there hasn't been any word.
  12. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Chaosbound came out (hardback) in October 09, and according to Amazon, the paperback came out at the end of December 10 - a little longer than the normal difference, but not too much so. But most books in the series have only been a year apart, and to not have any word of the next... is surprising, to say the least.
  13. DRHJ9 Force Ghost

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    I have wondered if this series was canceled or something....

    I have looked on Farland's Runelords website, and sites like Fantasticfiction and haven't sen any news about the next novel...

    I want the series to finish, but I don't like the direction he took the story in.
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I didn't like it either at first, but I liked it a lot more last time I read it :)
  15. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Odd. You'd think there would be info on the next book, or at least some sort of word from him.
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    I picked up the first book (again; I read it last summer for the first time) during Christmas, but set it down. I'm sorry, but the characters just weren't working for me. :(
  17. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    That actually kind of surprises me; I remember you saying you weren't really into them.
  18. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    I was trying again. :p Unfortunately, it seems that Runelords has defeated me and I'm going back to my absurdist plays and my Shakespeare. :p

    There's really not much that can be done if I don't click with the characters. I've turned into such a character-focused person (possibly the end result of too much "literary fiction" and too many acting classes ;) ) that if the characters are unsatisfying, the plot will not hold me to the book, no matter how exciting, twisty or cool it may be or how interesting the magic system is.

    Though admittedly, the magic system was a highlight. :) I think I've said that before. :p
  19. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    Yeah its def. a noteworthy system.
  20. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] Sad you didn't like it, though :(
  21. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I'm still just a couple hundred pages into Book 4. I haven't picked it up since June 8-} I just don't like the series much anymore, though I'll probably read the other books (or try to) out of curiosity.

    RJ mentioned in another thread that Book 9 is due out soon-ish and is the last book in the series.
  22. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I was oh-so-close to unlocking and upping this thread yesterday myself, then decided not to bother... and did a double take seeing it unlocked today [face_laugh]

    Book 6 is where it starts to really get weird and different, but rereading it has let me understand it better and really enjoy it much more than I did the first time through. Of course, that said, the original storyline is really just the first 4 books - starting in book 5, the storyline is no longer Gaborn/Iome, but focused on Fallion, their son.

    I'm really surprised that book 9 is going to be the last, because it doesn't seem that close to being complete, but I guess we'll see. Hopefully it'll be a longer book, much like the first ones in the series - it seems like the books have been getting shorter and shorter.
  23. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] Great minds and all :p

    I'm going to try to finish Book 4 soon-ish, but after that, I need another break 8-} After Book 9 comes out, I might finish them. At the moment, I don't like them enough to continue reading without a solid end-date.