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10 Sep 2020 19:04:26
Hi all, had a ambivalent reading experience last night? Spent the evening reading a very short novel (more a novella really 165 pages)
It was science fiction and I expected a lot from it. The reason being, it was written by George Rr Martin. It was okay. It promised at big secrets and revelations. The revelation did not impress me at all.

And the shame is it was one of two books I got our from the library.

The second, although I only read two chapters erm 3:20am to 5:50am, was brilliant.

It is Forge of Darkness.

It is book one of a Steven Erikson (author of the fabulous Malazan books) trilogy. I understand book two is done but Erikson has started another trilogy before completing this one.

I will tell more as I read and I have to go right now.

Oh great place guy.


1.) 11 Sep 2020 09:34:47
For my sins, I haven’t read anything by erikson. I know he’s a genius- I’ve read the first few pages and knew it was something special. The Mazlan series is top of my pile where it mocks me from its front row seat on the kindle. I’ve put down far too many books unfairly the last two years because I’m only able to read between projects so it’s agony. I feel like a footballer not being allowed to do social media 😂 Poor old grrm. I used to be mad at him for his pace but I can only imagine the pressure of needing to write such a series. So many authors have buckled under expectation and when they do write it’s probably inferior to their better known works imo. That said, a feast for crows was one of the great disappointments in my life.

{Ed001's Note - I have never read any of his books either. I have to admit never even heard of him. As for George RR Martin, I must be the only person in the world that thought GoT was utter dross and just mindless drivel with sex scenes thrown in regularly to keep people watching. What I read of the books, the TV show was better. But me dad loves it all (which pretty much proves my point as he wouldn't have married me ma if he had a mind!!), and has all the books. Now if you don't hear from me again, then you know one of my parents has read this....}

2.) 15 Sep 2020 20:50:34
I have Erikson's Malazan Book of The Fallen, and Malazan Empire series, but for whatever reason, I haven't been able to start.
Joe Abercrombie's The Trouble With Peace is out today though, and Brandon Sanderson's Rythm of War is out in November. Those are the ones I have been looking forward to all year.

3.) 24 Sep 2020 14:52:09
Real, Joe Abercromie is really good! I've nearly finished his first series, the name forgets me now, the First Law Trilogy I think? absolutely brilliant, and I can't wait for Rhythm of War. Have you by any chance read The Red Knight by Miles Cameron? He's a very good author and his stuff is in a similar style to Joe Abercrombie, very dark, deep characters etc.

4.) 28 Sep 2020 05:01:35
RH18, yeah Joe Abercrombie is really good. And the First Law trilogy was just superb. It is better than the Shattered Sea trilogy, which is why I think he went back to The First Law World in The Age of Madness trilogy.
I have not read any of Miles Cameron, but based on your recommendation, he is next on my list once I am done with Riyria Chronicles/ Revelations.

5.) 28 Sep 2020 17:12:28
I cannot stress how much I would love to grab a beer with Joe Abercrombie. It’s a total goal in life. The guy seems like the coolest guy in fantasy ever. Between him and rothfuss, not sure there’s a better fantasy author out there either.

{Ed001's Note - I have heard there is a fella called Rob Power who is cool, but I think it is one of those dodgy internet rumours. Probably just clickbait I reckon ;-)

6.) 29 Sep 2020 10:10:42
Haha don’t believe the hype Ed. I hear that rob lad is a right muppet altogether. Overhyped writer too.

{Ed001's Note - I can believe that. I hear he can't even get his own name right when typing posts online....}




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