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Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by Rogue...Jedi, Jul 5, 2009.

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  1. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Third Round!

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    J.R.R. Tolkien Division

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye_of_the_World]The Eye of the World[/link] by Robert Jordan vs [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Towers]The Two Towers[/link] by JRR Tolkien

    Robert Jordan Division

    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Locke-Lamora-Scott-Lynch/dp/0553804677]The Lies of Locke Lamora[/link] by Scott Lynch vs [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistborn:_The_Well_of_Ascension]The Well of Ascension[/link] by Brandon Sanderson
     
  2. Havac

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    The Two Towers and The Lies of Locke Lamora.
     
  3. NYCitygurl

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    J.R.R. Tolkien Division

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye_of_the_World]The Eye of the World[/link] by Robert Jordan - my favorite of the series

    Robert Jordan Division

    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Locke-Lamora-Scott-Lynch/dp/0553804677]The Lies of Locke Lamora[/link] by Scott Lynch - not a choice I was happy making, especially since I'm such a Sanderson fan, but Well was my least favorite in the trilogy, and I really liked Locke.
     
  4. Point Given

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    The Two Towers
    Abstain
     
  5. Garth Maul

    Garth Maul Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Two Towers

    Abcrunches
     
  6. tjace

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    The Two Towers
    Well of Ascension
     
  7. Rogue...Jedi

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    Garth... Abcrunches? :confused:
     
  8. Garth Maul

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    Ab-crunches instead of abstain?

    ab crunches? Like sit-ups?
     
  9. DRHJ9

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    :eek: ;)


    J.R.R. Tolkien Division

    The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien

    Robert Jordan Division

    The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
     
  10. Point Given

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    Switching the abstain to Lies of Locke Lamora
     
  11. NYCitygurl

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    You read it?
     
  12. Point Given

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    I'd read both, but didn't really think one was significantly better than the other until a certain fellow poster in this thread convinced me otherwise;)
     
  13. Rogue...Jedi

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    It's not. Well of Ascension is an excellent book; LoLL is pretty average :p
     
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    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Tough, but I'm going to go with Eye of the World. Love them both, though.

    Well of Ascension, and this one isn't even remotely close :p Unfortunately, my vote would force a tie and thus gets discounted :(
     
  16. Rogue...Jedi

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    Science Fiction League

    J.R.R. Tolkien Division

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eye_of_the_World]The Eye of the World[/link] by Robert Jordan 2, [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Towers]The Two Towers[/link] by JRR Tolkien 5

    Robert Jordan Division

    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Lies-Locke-Lamora-Scott-Lynch/dp/0553804677]The Lies of Locke Lamora[/link] by Scott Lynch 3, [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistborn:_The_Well_of_Ascension]The Well of Ascension[/link] by Brandon Sanderson 2
     
  17. Rogue...Jedi

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    Isaac Asimov Division

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_of_the_King]Return of the King[/link] by J.R.R. Tolkien vs [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Children_of_Hurin]The Children of Hurin[/link] by JRR Tolkien

    Frank Herbert Division

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_Rising]The Shadow Rising[/link] by Robert Jordan vs [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silmarillion]The Silmarillion[/link] by J.R.R. Tolkien
     
  18. Havac

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    The first one's a real toughie. I guess I've got to go with The Return of the King. And The Silmarillion, naturally.
     
  19. Point Given

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    Return of the King
    The Silmarillion
     
  20. DRHJ9

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    Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
     
  21. tjace

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    Return of the King
    The Silmarillion

    It's pretty unfortunate that my favorite WoT books either weren't in the tourney to start with or got matched against Tolkien.
     
  22. NYCitygurl

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    Wow, lots of Tolkien 8-}

    Pretty easy for me, though - RotK and The Shadow Rising, the only two I've read.
     
  23. Garth Maul

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    ROTK
    Shadow Rising
     
  24. Sauntaero

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    RotK and Silmarillion, though they don't really need another vote.
     
  25. Point Given

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