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Old 02-17-2013, 01:42 AM   #1191 (permalink)
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Well the fact that you didn't mention any sort of love interest/triangle/anyone shirtless or angsty pretty much ensured it wouldn't be CW-esque nonsense, but confirmation is good nonetheless.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:51 AM   #1192 (permalink)
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On another note - I picked up "Dark Currents" and am reading it now. So far I am liking it. I will probably go ahead and avoid the rest of Casey's books, however.
I wholeheartedly recommend the first 3 Kushiel's Legacy novels, though. Even if you don't like smut, there's tense plotting and politics and battles and heroics and travelogues through alternate history Europe and wacky alt-history/fantasy theology.

The Banewreaker/Godslayer duology of novels was pretty enjoyable, but totally different in tenor. A Lord of the Rings pastiche, told from the villain's side. I loved it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:52 AM   #1193 (permalink)
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I wholeheartedly recommend the first 3 Kushiel's Legacy novels, though. Even if you don't like smut, there's tense plotting and politics and battles and heroics and travelogues through alternate history Europe and wacky alt-history/fantasy theology.

The Banewreaker/Godslayer duology of novels was pretty enjoyable, but totally different in tenor. A Lord of the Rings pastiche, told from the villain's side. I loved it.
I don't know... all the "soft core porn" accusations are making me leary...
I avoid authors like Laurel K. Hamilton and Eric Jerome Dickey for that very reason, as well as the provacative and tittlating covers. I mean, I pretty much don't care what people think about the books I read, but working in a factory, there is only so much ribbing I am willing to put up with from the guys I work with. That and I have to be able to look at myself and actually get into what I am reading.

But those Banewreaker/Godslayer novels do sound interesting. I am intrigued by books that would offer that kind of perspective. How do they rate as far as romance and sex? I can put up with it, as long as it does not dominate the story in any way.

I remember an author I was really getting into - Richard K. Morgan. He was writing a lot of alternate future type books that showed a darker evolution of human society. Then he wrote a book called "The Steel Remains". Holy freaking crap. If you have never checked that one out, I envy you. Every kind of sex imaginable, including many perversions I could have done without reading about. That and the descriptions. [SHUDDERS] I am not bothered with details about passion, intensity and switching positions. But when you start getting really into detail into things like sounds, smells and tastes, ewwwww. I mean, really, ewwwwwwwww...
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:24 AM   #1194 (permalink)
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Just finished "Dark Currents" by Jacqueline Carey. Not bad at all. Still not sure about her other books, but am willing to give them a try when I have nothing else going on. Speaking of which, I am about to start on "Into the Woods" by Kim Harrison, which is a collection of short stories based on her Hollows novels. Kind of like how "Side Jobs" was for the Dresden Files. Her latest book, "Ever After" just showed up at my library so I'll be picking that up tomorrow. Also have a hold put on Peter V. Brett's new book. Been waiting three years just for that one to get written. Sheesh, Pete, trying to become another Jane Auel? I'm not liking that... And futhermore, I ordered another book from a library that will take me an hour to drive to once it comes in. Yeah, sure, I could have ordered it from Amazon and had it delivered to my door, but the "thrill of the chase" and all that...
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #1195 (permalink)
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just started reading a game of thrones.
hopefully it's as good as what a lot of people are telling me
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:21 AM   #1196 (permalink)
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just started reading a game of thrones.
hopefully it's as good as what a lot of people are telling me

Im sure you will enjoy it. Its a great series, probably my favourite that I've read
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #1197 (permalink)
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^yup, so far so good.
cant wait for season 3 of the show.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #1198 (permalink)
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"Into the Woods" was a fun read. I especially liked the story of Trent and Jenks as they worked together to steal Trent's daughter from her mother. The more I read of Trent, the more I like his character. And Jenks is hilarious. His balls are way too big for his pixy sized body. Keeps calling Trent (the Elf) a "cookie-maker". That's outstanding.

Started on Harrison's new book "Ever After" tonight. Rosewood babies that aren't dying are being stolen, and Nick is at the crime scene? Holy crap.

I wasn't sure about reading the series, but I am glad I did. I originally picked it up only because it was set around Cincinnati, where I live. Plus I love a good Alt-Reality tale and these books are well written and the characters are awesome. I can overlook a little romance and feminine angst, especially when it in no way plays a role in the focus of the story. These are Action/Adventure novels, not love stories. At times I feel like I am getting a sneak peek at how a woman's mind works. It's just too bad I won't benefit from what I've learned, since my wife is so atypical in how her mind works.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #1199 (permalink)
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Just finished the third book of the latest fantasy series by Robin Hobb, she's still a great author but maybe a little too much "love story" in the last two books, not at the "Farseer Trilogy" level but still good, expecially when you have dragons as POVs.
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Now onto the fifth book in Chronicles of Narnia.
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