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MSTiger33
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Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
I was disappointed in Peace Talks from top to bottom. The story plodded along, Marsters’ narration was way off and the editing was done by someone who must of had a car walking across his computer keyboard at times.

That being said Battle Ground was amazing. Marsters did a great job and the editing was superb.

I wouldn’t mind a spoilerish conversation. Let me know and I will edit the title
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auyushu
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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
Yeah, I'd say change it to a spoilers topic.

I'd agree with you all around, I was extremely disappointed with Peace Talks, but Battle Ground was fantastic, one of the best books in the series.


MSTiger33
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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
Switched it


auyushu
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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
Those battle scenes were freaking amazing, Harry leading the charge by using his Winter leadership powers was interesting.

A couple things played out as expected with Justine being infected and responsible for Thomas doing what he did, and Murphy dying and becoming a Valkyrie. Though Randolph being the one that killed her was surprising, screw that scumbag.

Marcone taking a coin was a pretty big surprise at the end to me, I was figuring he would have some sort of artifact to allow him to recover from death, but didn't expect him to have turn into Thorned Namshiel. That team up with him and Harry was great, and it turns Marcone into one of the most dangerous people in the Dresdenverse.

The White Council being such gigantic douchebags making Michael start throwing F bombs was pretty good too.

Be interesting to see how the Harry and Lara forced team up winds up working.


MSTiger33
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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
My only complaint is that the human military response was a little exaggerated. I think you would have boots on the ground and planes in the air within an hour if some big bronze chick is wreck a major city with a red beam


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auyushu
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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
I think all of Battleground went down in just a few hours though, and you have to factor in that the initial attack was basically a huge magic surge that knocked out all communication and power. That would have caused a big delay in reaction time by itself.

He might have undersold the reaction time of the military by a little bit, but I don't think it was too bad given the circumstances.


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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
Battle Ground was fantastic and it retroactively elevated Peace Talks. After reading both, they should have just released 1 900 plus page book instead of chopping it in two.


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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
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they should have just released 1 900 plus page book instead of chopping it in two.



Butcher says this was done to prevent selling one book at $50. I'm not sure how that is possible though, because we see 1000+ page books releases often for normal prices. This sounds like a cheap money grab by TOR to me with this terrible spin on it.

I haven't read this yet. I am currently reading Asimov's
"The End of Eternity," and I am in que for BG in my Libby app. Basically whichever pops first will be which I use. Since I don't have much time for reading in life right now, I think it will be the audiobook...


auyushu
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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
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This sounds like a cheap money grab by TOR to me with this terrible spin on it.



Pretty much, Brandon Sanderson still producing 1000 page books on the regular shows how much BS that is. Rhythm of War is going to be over 1200 pages when it comes out in November, and it's 28 bucks on Amazon.


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MSTiger33
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re: Have we discussed Battle Ground yet? (Spoilers)
I was surprised that Butcher didn’t write a fight scene for Lea.


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