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Also did some googling and his next set of books, like red sister, grey sister, etc. looks intriguing to me, have you read it?


Yeah, that trilogy is very solid too and has an interesting magic premise, though I prefer his first two trilogies.

He's also got a sci fi series out (Impossible times, the last book of the series comes out in Nov I think) that is very cool as well (and very quick reads).

He's just a great author and a really good dude.

He basically is a stay at home dad who takes care of his special needs daughter in addition to writing, and spends a bunch of his time promoting self published authors who may not ordinarily get noticed.


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Just finished the part showing how the red queen got her name. I love that kind of stuff in fantasy, this book also seems to have magic coming into a larger role, definitely sold on Lawrence now.
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Really enjoyed Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsk. It's hard Sci Fi but has some great concepts regarding space travel.


Sneaky__Sally
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Onto the third book of The Red Queen's War - also now have the first 3 Shadow Campaigns books already ordered to pick up when i finish these.


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Onto the third book of The Red Queen's War

I plan on getting this once I get some more credits. I ran through the Broken Empire trilogy really quickly. Some good books.


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It was very good, bought the peter brett demon cycle books to put in the rotation coming up


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Murderbot Diaries Series by Martha Wells.

Series of 4 books. Each one is about 160 pages.

Very quick and good read. Hugo and Nebula winner for best novella.


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The Greatcoats series (4 books) by Sebastian de Castell is really good. If you like Michael Sullivan's Riyria or Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastards you'll like these.


Sneaky__Sally
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I've seen a few different people mention that in this thread, i'll definitely check it out.


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Finished Dark Age (Red Rising book 5) today. Read it in a week, it was damn good. Definitely the darkest of the series.. and not sure how to end it all in book 6. Highly recommended to anyone who read the first three and maybe hesitant after the 4th.


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Halfway through The Thousand Names / Shadow Campaigns Book 1 and its been great. Not a ton of magic just yet, but the a couple interesting characters and the way he wrote the first big battle was really cool - Napoleon era / muskets and cannonball type technology.

I read the forward / dedication and he said that a lot of his inspiration came from a book called Campaigns of Napoleon by David G. Chandler.


auyushu
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Yeah, wexler does a really good job with the battles, and Winter and Janus are really cool characters.

If you dig that series you definitely need to read the powder mage series, it's even better IMO.


Sneaky__Sally
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haha I know, wanted to read those but Powdermage but they weren't stocked at my Barnes & Noble and seemed to be like $15 each for a paperback. I found a deal for the 1st 3 Shadow Campaigns books for about the same.

I don't use Kindle so have been trying to save money on books where I can. Found this site for used books a few days ago though that I think I'll be hitting up some.

LINK

I like to try and buy at the bookstore so it will stay open, I like browsing there, but $15 per book is a little steep for my budget if you are buying a lot of books



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If you read actual books, look at your local library and ebay.


Sneaky__Sally
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Ya I do, I like to own books (mainly cause I usually end up reading again the good ones) and want to help support the authors financially. So I try to buy where I can but have been looking more and more at used books these days.


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Sneaky__Sally
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Yeah, wexler does a really good job with the battles, and Winter and Janus are really cool characters.

If you dig that series you definitely need to read the powder mage series, it's even better IMO.


I'm on to Book 3, Book 2 / Shadow Throne was awesome - loved the whole populist revolution theme


YumYum Sauce
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Got Dune knocked out for the first time. Was a quick read. Not exactly sure what I think about it yet. I loved the setting and characters, just feels like it skipped over things that happened quite a bit. What are yalls thoughts on the rest of the series? Messiah is next unless you guys say to stop after the first.


I didnt love or hate it. I felt the rising actions were lacking throughout. It was almost like I was reading cliffsnotes of a much larger book at times. Will discuss further if anyone has any interest.


auyushu
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What are yalls thoughts on the rest of the series?


If you didn't like the first all that much you are unlikely to love the others, first book is by far the best. I gave my opinions on the rest of the series on the last page of this thread if you are interested. Sally and I were discussing the series there a while back.


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Good stuff


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Sneaky__Sally
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I only read the first so cant recommend further, I am curious what you mean by cliffsnotes to a larger book?

As in, you were more interested in the other side of the story as opposed to paul and his whole prophecy deal?


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