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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 03 Feb 2021 :  02:55:33  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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I'm now a good chunk of the way into Light of the Jedi.



I really enjoyed that one.

Now into Lady Henterman's Wardrobe. I enjoyed the previous book, The Holver Alley Crew enough to buy the other books of the trilogy before finishing the first book.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 03 Feb 2021 :  18:47:52  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Starting Brimstone Angels. I own 4 of the 6 books in the series. Wish the last 2 weren't so hard to find at a reasonable price in massmarket paperback.

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Hemvar
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Posted - 07 Feb 2021 :  18:24:58  Show Profile  Visit Hemvar's Homepage Send Hemvar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Starting Brimstone Angels. I own 4 of the 6 books in the series. Wish the last 2 weren't so hard to find at a reasonable price in massmarket paperback.



I found it is generally the first two harder to find at good price.

I'm currently reading Against the Horde, the first US edition of Legend by David Gemmell as published by New Infinities Productions.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Feb 2021 :  18:29:29  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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I'm now a good chunk of the way into Light of the Jedi.



I really enjoyed that one.

Now into Lady Henterman's Wardrobe. I enjoyed the previous book, The Holver Alley Crew enough to buy the other books of the trilogy before finishing the first book.



About to start the third book, The Fenmere Job.

The author has four trilogies set in this city... I think I'm going to be ordering the next trilogy from Amazon, rather soon.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 13 Feb 2021 :  17:40:39  Show Profile Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished Rhythm of War by Brandan Sanderson. That dude knows how to write an epic scope but still keep you engaged.

Going to start back through Dragonlance chronicles , since the new one is out July of this year

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 16 Feb 2021 :  20:02:39  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished Brimstone Angels. Solid opening to what feels like will be a great series.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 17 Feb 2021 :  15:13:09  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Finished Brimstone Angels. Solid opening to what feels like will be a great series.



... and continuing the story with Brimstone Angels:Lesser Evils.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 26 Mar 2021 :  12:52:39  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished Brimstone Angels:Lesser Evils and continuing the story with The Adversary.

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Kylia Quilor
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Posted - 26 Mar 2021 :  14:14:18  Show Profile Send Kylia Quilor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Alongside the usual glut of fanfiction I read, I'm re-reading the Last Mythal trilogy and about to start reading the Dragonlance Chronicles again because I hear Weis and Hickman are working on a new trilogy. Been ages so I need to refresh my memory.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 26 Mar 2021 :  14:38:20  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Currently reading a slightly older Shadowrun sourcebook, some manga I've not touched in years, and the ebook of Old Man's War.

I've read some BattleTech ebooks, lately, too.

I'm trying to read more gaming material, graphic novels, and manga, this year, rather than let them gather dust whilst I read novels... But I recently discovered that my habit of reading whilst I eat doesn't work well with manga, so I'm currently reading one thing whilst I eat, one thing whilst reading with my son, and another thing whilst in my "reading room."

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The Red Walker
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Just wrapped up Dragonlance Chronicles and the lost chronicles...... I think I’ll see if dark walker on moon shae has a kindle version, and go back to the beginning of the realms novels

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 28 Mar 2021 :  21:04:11  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Finished Brimstone Angels:Lesser Evils and continuing the story with The Adversary.


I'm enjoying this series thus far, but Erin Evans really needs to cut out the generic Realms swear words like hrast and stlarn ... at least I think they are swear words.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 22 Apr 2021 :  17:01:46  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Finished The Adversary and starting The Stowaway. I may have totally missed it, but in The Adversary was it ever explained how Rhand was so easily able to collect all of those potential Chosen in his fortress?

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 05 May 2021 :  23:02:39  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Starting the last book in the Stone of Tymora trilogy, The Sentinels.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 06 May 2021 :  03:15:37  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Finished Brimstone Angels:Lesser Evils and continuing the story with The Adversary.


I'm enjoying this series thus far, but Erin Evans really needs to cut out the generic Realms swear words like hrast and stlarn ... at least I think they are swear words.



Those are swear words, and they're from Ed's pen.

I don't care for them, myself, mainly because they don't flow. Profanity should flow out smoothly.

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sleyvas
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quote:
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Finished Brimstone Angels:Lesser Evils and continuing the story with The Adversary.


I'm enjoying this series thus far, but Erin Evans really needs to cut out the generic Realms swear words like hrast and stlarn ... at least I think they are swear words.



Those are swear words, and they're from Ed's pen.

I don't care for them, myself, mainly because they don't flow. Profanity should flow out smoothly.



This is going to sound a little goofy, but if you actually actively try to say the words out loud (not in your head) some of them actually work. Stlarn for instance is just a minor modification on where your tongue starts in your mouth (just as an experiment, look at something when your alone, think how much you hate it and say "stlarn it" and compare that to saying "darn it"). Sark is an easy replacement (say "sark it all" out loud). Then look at something else and think that you want to tell it to go away and say "sabruin yourself" and then compare it to "f*ck yourself". Hrast and Haularake I still have problems with mind you, but I was surprised that I could make the others work. To note, when I get mad, I already try to use "fracking" from Battlestar Galactica whenever I can make my mind replace it..... and yes, I got into some bad habits of swearing like a sailor as I grew up, such that I don't even realize I'm doing it.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 06 May 2021 :  15:29:16  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Those are swear words, and they're from Ed's pen.

I don't care for them, myself, mainly because they don't flow. Profanity should flow out smoothly.



This is going to sound a little goofy, but if you actually actively try to say the words out loud (not in your head) some of them actually work. Stlarn for instance is just a minor modification on where your tongue starts in your mouth (just as an experiment, look at something when your alone, think how much you hate it and say "stlarn it" and compare that to saying "darn it"). Sark is an easy replacement (say "sark it all" out loud). Then look at something else and think that you want to tell it to go away and say "sabruin yourself" and then compare it to "f*ck yourself". Hrast and Haularake I still have problems with mind you, but I was surprised that I could make the others work. To note, when I get mad, I already try to use "fracking" from Battlestar Galactica whenever I can make my mind replace it..... and yes, I got into some bad habits of swearing like a sailor as I grew up, such that I don't even realize I'm doing it.



I have tried. I've no idea how hrast is said, and the tl combo in stlarn and tluin just doesn't flow.

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Eldacar
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Finished Brimstone Angels:Lesser Evils and continuing the story with The Adversary.


I'm enjoying this series thus far, but Erin Evans really needs to cut out the generic Realms swear words like hrast and stlarn ... at least I think they are swear words.



Those are swear words, and they're from Ed's pen.

I don't care for them, myself, mainly because they don't flow. Profanity should flow out smoothly.


To my ear they would work better as shorter words with less in the way of tongue movement to say them. The sort of blunt, brief profanity that will be blurted out when you stub your toe or step on a child's lego blocks at night (which through some strange oddity of universal law always seem to have the pointiest sides facing up).

So "hast" or "rast" ("rast it" feels like it could over time even merge into just "rastit" like how "damn it" becomes "dammit") instead of "hrast", "starn" instead of "stlarn", or "tuin" instead of "tluin".

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 09 May 2021 :  13:39:37  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Starting The Captive Flame. Only have 14 Realms novels to go, including this one, before I've read them all!

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Captain Grafalcon
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Brazil
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Posted - 15 May 2021 :  13:38:10  Show Profile Send Captain Grafalcon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished The Night Parade (Harper series, book 4). Despite having an interesting protagonist and little discussed topics, such as grief and loss of loved ones, the story was not so good, with confusing plot twists. I hope the next Harper books are as good as the first ones.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 May 2021 :  16:56:16  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished Project Hail Mary. Amazing book. I thought the author's first book, The Martian, was great, but this one was better.

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LukasJP
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Posted - 15 May 2021 :  20:51:53  Show Profile Send LukasJP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished the immortal Cormyr by Ed and Jeff. It was a good read the first thousand times, and still is!

Starting up with the Druidhome trilogy again - been a while since I've read the books, but I remember them as pleasant reads :)

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