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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
Ok well ill probably take that one off the list lol


Sneaky__Sally
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Powdermage is reportedly trying to be made into a TV show now as well - loving this, and after Wheel of Time is a major success, we will see more and more series mined for tv content.

From what I can tell, it seems like some people are making a pilot and will try to sell it as a show somewhere - so not a major production but still interesting.

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Sneaky__Sally
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Was listening to Erikson last night talking about how Amber Chronicles was another influence for him.

I'm finishing up something else and then will be reading the full Amber Chronicles. Got the 10 book omnibus edition - about 1,000 pages - so I guess each book was really kind of a 100 page novella length book for the most part


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so I guess each book was really kind of a 100 page novella length book for the most part



Yeah, they are all pretty short. Basically two five books series.



Sneaky__Sally
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Im gonna need to up my reading goal for this year then.

Ia one of those 5 book series better?
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auyushu
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The first five book part is better, but I still enjoyed the the next 5 a great deal. The second 5 have a different main character, which has some folks complain about that set being not as good, but I liked him.



Sneaky__Sally
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Ok cool, sounds like a good stopping point halfway through if I want to break it up and mix in some other books in between


auyushu
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Yeah, it is a good stopping point, both are interconnected but self contained stories for the most part.


hogfly
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Started Powder Mage trilogy. 3/4 through the first book and enjoying it. I hope it doesn't drop off for me. I wasn't a little hesitant, because I ended up abandoning the Shadow Campaigns and was worried that this era fantasy (French Revolution analogous with fantasy) wasn't my cup of tea... but I'm really enjoying this writing much more than Wexler's.


Sneaky__Sally
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How far did you make it in Shadow Campaigns? That is one of my favorite series, but I also really love French Revolution nonfiction books so it sort of scratches my itch.

Powder Mage isn't a direct era comparison like that, but if you weren't a fan of that sort of battle sequence with magic - then you probably won't like the next couple books as much, I think they have a lot of square formations and musket firing, etc.


hogfly
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I made it through the first two books. I'm not sure what I didn't care for about it. I enjoyed the world building, but I didn't love the characters, I guess.

The Jane/Winter relationship really didn't do it for me.


Sneaky__Sally
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Got ya - the pure french revolution thing is limited to that one book so if you enjoy the battle sequences and all in Powder Mage, the last 3 shadow campaigns are pretty much pure military fantasy

I kind of gloss over all of the relationships and I like Winter but hated Jane - I think their relationship is the most annoying in Book 2, don't want to get into spoilers but if you are looking for something to read down the line, don't let that stop you from picking it back up if you are into the military side of it at all.

I loved the Marcus and Janus characters that they pulled me through. Whats her face royal girl didn't really do it for me early but she wasn't too bad by the end.

The thing I didn't really love in the books was the magic, sort of demon / each person having a certain specific ability isn't my favorite type of magic system. But again, that sort of French Revolution shite is right in my lane, probably why I rate the series so high.


Fun Bunch
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
Powder Mage is awesome and at times I liked the sequel trilogy more.

Could be an awesome TV show.


Sneaky__Sally
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Ya, definitely - is the sequel trilogy complete? I need to read that one definitely. I've come to realize I absolutely love gunpowder era fantasy.

I wasn't able to figure out what company was running the Powdermage TV show, I hope it gets enough funding to do it right.


Fun Bunch
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Yes it is complete


Sneaky__Sally
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Nice, I'm excited to get to those two and the rest of the First Law book.

The rest of Riyria as well but that may have to wait until next year, trying to work in some other fiction and all this year.

Still seem to have trouble finding a lot of good current sci fi that I enjoy as much as fantasy.
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Fun Bunch
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
All is relatively quiet on the Wheel of Time front. They released some official concept art a week or two ago.

But still no word on how much filming needs to be completed, when this show will be out, etc. Kind of disconcerting.

I wish they would give us production details instead of concept art.


Sneaky__Sally
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They probably don't know yet - I'm sure it depends on when they can finish filming, which unfortunately may be a little while


Fun Bunch
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re: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Recommendation & Discussion Thread
They are scheduled to go back for some level of filming in April, we do know that.


Sneaky__Sally
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They are scheduled to go back for some level of filming in April, we do know that.


It may just be a wait until that is definitely going to happen kind of thing with all the 2nd wave of COVID stuff. They stopped production in November and we appear to be in a worse situation as of now, hopefully the cast and crew can get vaccinated and back to work on schedule.

If I remember correctly, the youtuber crowd was guessing they still had filming to do for the final two episode. If they can get it done in April, I guess we would be looking at a Fall 2021 release.
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