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Discussion in 'Community' started by Chancellor_Ewok, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Honestly, the first few books after WFR are fine. Not as good as WFR, but not bad, either. The problem is that while WFR works as a standalone, none of the others have any closure, practically forcing you into each subsequent book just to get closure on the storyline... and then the last three books are awful.
     
  2. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Lately I've bought a few books that I have been looking for quite awhile. They include Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series and part one of Brandon Sanderson's The way of kings (the UK paperback edition is split into two parts).
     
  3. MightySpork

    MightySpork Jedi Master star 4

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    I recently bought 'The Lost Labrynth' by Will Adams. I'm not certain if it quite fits into the sci-fi/fantasy realm, but it is about finding the golden fleece, so I figured it's close enough. All in all, it wasn't bad. It was fast paced, had a really hateable bad guy, and had archaeology- which is something I'm always interested in. Does anyone know of any other novels about archaeology?
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    If you like Indiana Jones there are some adult novels that came out around the late 1990s. Amazon would be your best shot for these. I've read a few of them and I liked what I read.
     
  5. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    There's also some pretty decent Indiana Jones comics from the '80s that are getting rereleased in omnibus format now. Actually just read the Further Adventures volume 2. :)
     
  6. MightySpork

    MightySpork Jedi Master star 4

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    I love Indiana Jones! In fact, I just watched all the movies and some of the Young Indy series the other week ago. But, I never have read the books or comics. I'll have to check them out, thanks for the info.
     
  7. Garth Maul

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

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    Alright, so I sucked it up and got Way of Kings for the Kindle. You guys convinced me to give Sanderson another chance.

    But I've got Under Heaven to finish and then Mieville's new one Embassytown to read first.
     
  8. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master star 5

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    Finally got Proven Guilty Dresden 8.
     
  9. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  10. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    Well I bought and finished Changes, Dresden book 12...Maybe I'll preorder Ghost Story next?
     
  11. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I got the novelisation of the upcoming Transformers movie today.
     
  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Finally found a copy of Blood Meridian.
     
  13. ImpKnight

    ImpKnight Jedi Master star 3

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    3,4,5, and 6 of Codex Alera. Chapters/Indigo had a buy 3, get 4th free. I really hope I like this series, because I have all six books and I haven't even opened the first.[face_mischief]
     
  14. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master star 5

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    If you dont like them your insane!!!! lol Seriously, that series is prob my top recommendation to new readers. It is absolutely kickass!
     
  15. ImpKnight

    ImpKnight Jedi Master star 3

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    Sounds good JS.

    I bought books 1-7 of the Saga of Recluce and Legend, all for $20. They are all MMPB and have about one read's wear to them.
     
  16. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    NICE!! Have you read Recluse before?
     
  17. ImpKnight

    ImpKnight Jedi Master star 3

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    Nope, but R...J seems to mention it enough that I thought I'd check it out. It'll be a while until I get there though.
     
  18. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's a good series. Can't wait to see what you think!!
     
  19. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Nice haul there, ImpKnight. Excellent choices, all :)
     
  20. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master star 5

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    Bought Dresdens Turn Coat and Changes yesterday. This series is becoming epic...
     
  21. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Pathfinder-Tales-Worldwound-Robin-Laws/dp/1601253273]The Worldwound Gambit[/link]

    These Pathfinder books are good so far.
     
  22. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Picked up some of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant books at a used bookstore a week ago. Might be a little bit before I start reading them, though.
     
  23. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    I just Finished Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey ISBN 978-0-316-12908-4

    thought it was very good.

    Its a space opera bases in the not so near future the solar system has not attained FTL, but have attained cheap commercial interplanetary travel. It uses two points of view that of a down and out cop and an idealistic space ship XO, to solve a mystery in a background of war between the Astroid Belt, Mars and Earth..
     
  24. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm thinking about reading those, so let me know how they are when yu get around to them.
     
  25. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    A Dance with Dragons. Finally. :D