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CottonWasKing
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I just finished the Lightbringer series and loved it.

I’ve been a bit leery of flintlock fantasy but it was great so I just started powdermage today to dig in a bit deeper. I’m only a couple of chapters into it but so far So good.


Sneaky__Sally
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Oh nice, lightbringer has been on my radar - heard a lot of good things.


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auyushu
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just finished the Lightbringer series and loved it.



It's funny, I don't really think of that one as a flintlock series, though I guess it does have some of that component. I don't think I enjoyed Lightbringer as much as most Weeks fans seem to, but I think that's mainly because I found Kip mildly annoying for most of the series (Gavin is awesome though, and I guess he's basically a co-protagonist along with Teia as well). I also felt like the series peaked in book 3, with the last book being merely okay.

Still, it's a very good series, just not quite as good as the Night Angel trilogy to me (which was excellent).

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I enjoyed the NightAngel, mainly the theme of..

SPOILER



Dorian taking over as Godking as a way to try and change the society. But I had some trouble really identifying with the characters as much. Not really understanding how everything was working together in the world probably made me not enjoy it quite as much as I should have. I really like a series with that much going on to be a bit longer so I am immersed in it.

I'll probably read it again at some point - but it looks like lightbringer is a bit more immersive so I am looking forward to that.


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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
"The Rage of Dragons" by Evan Winter

If you have any interest in magic/dragons sci-fi/fantasy in an African-esque setting/culture, this is a great read.


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auyushu
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probably read it again at some point - but it looks like lightbringer is a bit more immersive so I am looking forward to that.


Yeah, Lightbringer has much better world building, so if that's what you are looking for it will definitely be an improvement in that regard.


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probably read it again at some point - but it looks like lightbringer is a bit more immersive so I am looking forward to that.


Yeah, Lightbringer has much better world building, so if that's what you are looking for it will definitely be an improvement in that regard.



That seems to be what draws me in - at least when really well done. My favorite series are all massive worldbuilding ones - but it still needs the draw of interesting plot / characters that surprise me in some ways to really put it over the top.


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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
I haven’t read through the whole thread to see if it has been mentioned yet, but I just began reading Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke. A good read so far.


CottonWasKing
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Finished book one of Powder Mage and I’m a few chapters into book two.

Honestly book one didn’t do much for me but it kept me interested.

*SPOILERS*




But in book two with Taniel actually showing real effects of addiction both to his chemical of choice and to whatever else he can find to numb the pain has added a whole new element of realism in fantasy and it’s done amazingly.


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Captain Ray
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just finished the Fallen Empire series by Lindsay Buroker. Wondering if any one else read it and what yall thought I enjoyed it and being ebooks they were very reasonable priced. If you look you can get the first 3 books in a set for free from time to tome as they go on sale. Other wise they run from 2.99 to 3.99 each.


Sneaky__Sally
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I don't usually read e-books. Something about reading a screen just makes me not able to do it for very long


Captain Ray
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Sorry for ya then the screen brightness can be adjusted the font size can too, Thanks to my nook I can again enjoy reading the bible with out having to hunt for a pair of readers not only that ebooks have links with in them my bible is full of links to reference material and such many of the sci fi books I read have links to author info and such ya just click and re taken there. Very nice. Finish one book it takes you to more by same author as well as simular books etc. I seldom shop anymore one book takes me to the next in the series or other simular choices. Once you start e reading it will spoil you


auyushu
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Once you start e reading it will spoil you



Yep, I was always the "I prefer the real thing, want to have the feel of the book in my hand" sort of of guy, but once I bought a Kindle the convenience pretty much stopped that. Don't have to worry about storing the books in the house, or packing them if I move. And the three main things, easy to shop, cheaper books, and way easier for travel.


Captain Ray
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I worked on a boat for a living and shipped out for a month or more at a time. In the ole days I would carry a shopping bag full of books they were hard to keep up with. Now my nook has 300 books in it and it fits in my pocket.


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
Ya but I also highlight passages, take notes in mine. Then I can go back and flip through quickly to find whatever passage or narrative device I want to look at again.

I read regular books way faster too. If I try and read an ebook fast I end up scanning and not absorbing.

I've started doing a lot of audiobooks as I drive a lot too


Captain Ray
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my nook highlights and page marks and has instant navigation to any chapter or page also has links in the manuscript that if you click them they take you to reference material author blogs etc. Ya like what ya like but an avid reader is missing a whole world if they dont eread its like listening to the radio and not watching tv


Sneaky__Sally
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Ya but i like flipping through and reviewing my markings and notes. Once i start having trouble finding new books to read in print I'll take a harder look at e-books probably.


Sneaky__Sally
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Finishing up Emperor of Thorns now - had a harder time getting into this one. Something with the way it kept shifting viewpoints or timelines like he has done did not work quite as well in this offering as it did in the previous books.

Got Powdermage lined up next, very excited to get into that.

Also bought the four books in Greatcoat series. Looking forward to those as well.


CottonWasKing
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Got Powdermage lined up next, very excited to get into that.



I’m into the meat of the 3rd book and holy shite I am obsessed with it right now


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