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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #150 on: January 13, 2016, 08:56:12 am »

So, forgot to post here after I finished it, but I finished Heroes (and Red Country) a while ago. Red Country was excellent. One thing I particularly liked was that you could actually see an evil side to Logan in this one (you never really saw Logan being evil in the first trilogy until he killed Tul Duru).
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #151 on: January 13, 2016, 10:07:48 am »

Yeah Red Country was great.

Starting reading Worm (a web serial). Absolutely amazing imo
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #152 on: January 13, 2016, 10:20:20 am »

Awesome, when you're done with that i've sent you the Broken Empire ombnibus
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #153 on: January 13, 2016, 10:39:55 am »

Yeah Red Country was great.

Starting reading Worm (a web serial). Absolutely amazing imo

Oh I've heard of worm. It's really that good then?
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #154 on: January 13, 2016, 11:43:48 am »

Oh I've heard of worm. It's really that good then?
yeah its really good. Not Black Company level, but it's addicting. Bug (I refuse to call her by her official name) is amazing. The rest if the cast are phenomenal as well. The story is really well crafted, great foreshadowing, and each time a threat appears, it feel threatening without lessining the impact of the other threats. Great read. Wanna finish it tonight.

Awesome, when you're done with that i've sent you the Broken Empire ombnibus
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #155 on: January 15, 2016, 11:33:27 am »

Read Prince of thorns and got halfway through king of thorns yesterday and today. You can blame the books for me not updating.

The protagonist is the most unlikable, pure evil unredeemable shit you've ever read, and that's probably the biggest downfall of the series. The writing in the first book is also a little vague and confusing. Second book helps quite a bit though, and the whole thing seems made to make the main character much more likeable.

The whole thing is unecessarily gritty and meandering (it's cheap dark fiction, where something like the Black Company was rich in comparison) but it's better than most nonetheless. Very engaging once you get into it, moreso than the first law series I'd say.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #156 on: January 16, 2016, 10:18:21 am »

Also, a loooooot of comically stupid stuff in the books. Funniest unlikely thing would have to have been the necromantress' attempted forced wedding in the marsh.

Author also clearly has a hard on for his protagonist.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #157 on: January 18, 2016, 05:00:23 pm »

Finished worm. Really good. Finale wasnt the best, but was pretty great. Epilogue was ehhh, aside from Defiant's final peice, which was amazing. Beyond amazing.

Gonna start pact.

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Gonna read your books when I'm on the cruise next week, since I wont have interwebs
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #158 on: January 18, 2016, 10:20:26 pm »

Another Cruise? You decadent bastard haha!  :D
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #159 on: January 18, 2016, 11:12:00 pm »

Finished worm. Really good. Finale wasnt the best, but was pretty great. Epilogue was ehhh, aside from Defiant's final peice, which was amazing. Beyond amazing.

Gonna start pact.

@Drak
Gonna read your books when I'm on the cruise next week, since I wont have interwebs

How many Farking cruises do you people go on?
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« Reply #160 on: January 19, 2016, 02:55:32 am »

Another Cruise? You decadent bastard haha!  :D
Booyah motherfarkers. Its just that Operation A.P.E got tan and I raring for another one, ha ha.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #161 on: January 19, 2016, 06:40:40 am »

Try not to shoot anyone on this one though...  ;D
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #162 on: January 19, 2016, 07:44:16 am »

Try not to shoot anyone on this one though...  ;D
Probably gonna release a deadly disease instead, ha ha.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #163 on: January 19, 2016, 08:06:25 am »

Well, as long as it's for the 'greater good' I suppose it's OK.  :D
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #164 on: January 19, 2016, 05:32:55 pm »

Just finished emperor of thorns.

All I have to say is that this guy knows how to end a story (his afterthought wasn't half bad either). Very nice.

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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #165 on: January 19, 2016, 05:37:36 pm »

Oh, and Aman, i'll send you three more books (the first three of the malazan book of the fallen series) - the authors are huge fans of the Black Company and while the first is widely considered to be confusing and doesn't give you much information, the second is said to be very much like Glen Cook's work and a much better continuation. I read the first a long time ago and i'll be re-reading it now.

Mentioning it because i'm pretty sure you'll finish Prince/King/Emperor of thorns in two or three days.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #166 on: January 20, 2016, 06:19:42 am »

Oh, and Aman, i'll send you three more books (the first three of the malazan book of the fallen series) - the authors are huge fans of the Black Company and while the first is widely considered to be confusing and doesn't give you much information, the second is said to be very much like Glen Cook's work and a much better continuation. I read the first a long time ago and i'll be re-reading it now.

Mentioning it because i'm pretty sure you'll finish Prince/King/Emperor of thorns in two or three days.
Sweeeeet
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #167 on: January 20, 2016, 07:37:56 am »

Dammit, meant to post those last two in what drak's been reading
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #168 on: January 20, 2016, 08:14:05 am »

Moved it~
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #169 on: February 02, 2016, 07:35:07 pm »

Finished Thorns. Eh, not your best pick, but def better then some of the first law books.

Best character was easily Maliana.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #170 on: July 04, 2016, 01:55:53 pm »

Never read the Malazan trilogy. First book is absolute shyte, couldnt finish it.

Anyone got any other good dark fantasy books? Got a flight soon and Ill need the distractions
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #171 on: July 04, 2016, 02:50:11 pm »

What's "dark?"

Rivers of London series; memory sorrow and thorn series by tad Williams; The Scar by China mièville (Drak might like that one too)
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« Reply #172 on: July 04, 2016, 04:20:59 pm »

Never read the Malazan trilogy. First book is absolute shyte, couldnt finish it.

Anyone got any other good dark fantasy books? Got a flight soon and Ill need the distractions

It's actually a ten book series (Malazan Book of the Fallen), with various associated works, including the Crimson Guard, a series written by Stevenson's friend and roleplaying partner Ian Cameron Esslemont, and a prequel set several hundred thousand years in the past.

The first book is, indeed, hard to get through, but the book really picks up about halfway through Gardens of the Moon, and the series itself starts to sink its claws into you somewhere in between Deadhouse Gates (Second Book) and Memories of Ice (third Book). It can be pretentious (extremely so) at times but it's overshadowed by what I personally think is some truly amazing world building, and there are some great characters. Deadhouse Gates (second Book) also has one of the best characters in the whole series, Duiker the Imperial Historian of the Malazan Empire (he's 100% Croaker, you feel it right away when you start reading him).

You really should give the series a second chance. I read the first book years ago and then gave up (despite the fact that i'd bought the first five books in the series). I gave it another try recently and now i'm on book eight (Toll the Hounds). It can take a while to get through (it's been about 3 months for me to read as far as i've read, but that's including time off i've had to take due to work and school, etc).

Also, Barabus is loosely based on Karsa Orlong, a character whose backstory spans the first several hundred pages of Memories of Ice, and it's one hell of a backstory.

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« Reply #173 on: July 04, 2016, 04:21:30 pm »

What's "dark?"

Rivers of London series; memory sorrow and thorn series by tad Williams; The Scar by China mièville (Drak might like that one too)

Rivers of London is Whitechapel!
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #174 on: April 03, 2017, 10:47:39 pm »

Drak

I think Sharp Ends (book from 2016) has Gotka in it
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« Reply #175 on: April 03, 2017, 10:50:43 pm »

IT DOES

"The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day single-handed when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta.

Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is.

Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is desperate to bring peace to the North. There's only one obstacle left - his own lunatic champion, the most feared man in the North: the Bloody-Nine . ."


There's a ton but I only vaguely remember Curnden Craw, and I swear i've never heard of Shevedieh or Javre before. Colonel Sand Dan Glotka and the Bloody nine are the real prizes.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #176 on: April 03, 2017, 10:53:38 pm »

13 stories, a lot of them related to that thief and Javre, so I think these are new characters. Some are told from the perspectives of characters we've never seen before.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #177 on: April 03, 2017, 10:58:24 pm »

Say did we ever end up reading the Shattered Sea series?
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #178 on: April 03, 2017, 11:00:40 pm »

Say did we ever end up reading the Shattered Sea series?
I dont think so. I'm down Lol
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #179 on: May 07, 2017, 11:06:58 pm »

Fark smeds was a great character
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #180 on: May 07, 2017, 11:25:47 pm »

Farking hell I forgot who Smeds even was.

I need to re-read Chronicles of the Black Company
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #181 on: May 07, 2017, 11:26:00 pm »

Still the best series i've ever read.
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #182 on: May 07, 2017, 11:41:23 pm »

Ive been using it to push off studying for my last exam
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Re: What Drak's been reading
« Reply #183 on: May 07, 2017, 11:41:31 pm »

So good
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