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Re: The Children of Hurin!! Possible spoilers!!

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carmen22 wrote:

Paul,

 

 

  I have finished The Children of Hurin and I must say absolutely mesmerizing!! My over all thoughts--- First and foremost Morgoth put one prodigious curse on Hurin and his family. This curse never failed to stay on the heels of The Children of Hurin, most of all Turin. Turin was proud and a mighty hero, though every where he went death was at his side never failing to take what he had or loved. He went through trial after trial and never fully coming out on top. He lost lovers, friends and family, was betrayed and loved by many.  He always had pity in his heart for others and through all the devastation bestowed upon him he would not falter to protect. He slain the mightiest of Dragons Glaurung and still he was met with desolation. One of the most chilling endings I have come across and probably will come across, absolutely spellbinding!!!  And lets not forget the most awe-inspiring ART by Alan Lee!!!

 

Tolkien is Marvelous!!! Loved it!!!



Carmen:

I am so psyched that liked it. To me, when I first read Children of Hurin, it was like this amazing, unexpected gift – I never thought that I would ever revisit Middle-earth again in any new storylines and this was just a read that I absolutely cherished. Glad it affected you the same way...

 

I'm really curious about this new release, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun – I know it's not a 

 Middle-earth story but I'm still cautiously optimistic that it'll have the same "magic" that Children of Hurin did... I read that it was written before The Hobbit and LOTR.

Paul 

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Wilshire wrote:
I have just started Rides a Dread Legion.  It seems exciting.  It is the first Feist book I have read, so I do not know what to expect.  I guess I will see.

Chris:

Feist is a master. In my opinion, his Midkemia novels are better than Jordan's Wheel of Time, Goodkind's Sword of Truth, GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire, etc.  If I had to name the most under-appreciated fantasy author out there, it would have to be Raymond Feist.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

I must know is Feist as good as Salvator?
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Chris,

 

I think he is as good as Salvatore.  I have read all books by both of them.  They have different writing styles but both write really good books.  I am still waiting for the new one Salavtore wrote with his soon to get off the hot check out list at the library so I can finally read it.  Our local libraries get huge waiting lists long before the books are released.

 

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Toni,

 

That was a good book.  It was a bit different, but good.  I cannot wait until the next one comes out.  There are supposed to be two Salvatore coming out around October - the second in that set and the third book in the Transitions Trilogy.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

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paulgoatallen wrote:

carmen22 wrote:

Paul,

 

 

  I have finished The Children of Hurin and I must say absolutely mesmerizing!! My over all thoughts--- First and foremost Morgoth put one prodigious curse on Hurin and his family. This curse never failed to stay on the heels of The Children of Hurin, most of all Turin. Turin was proud and a mighty hero, though every where he went death was at his side never failing to take what he had or loved. He went through trial after trial and never fully coming out on top. He lost lovers, friends and family, was betrayed and loved by many.  He always had pity in his heart for others and through all the devastation bestowed upon him he would not falter to protect. He slain the mightiest of Dragons Glaurung and still he was met with desolation. One of the most chilling endings I have come across and probably will come across, absolutely spellbinding!!!  And lets not forget the most awe-inspiring ART by Alan Lee!!!

 

Tolkien is Marvelous!!! Loved it!!!



Carmen:

I am so psyched that liked it. To me, when I first read Children of Hurin, it was like this amazing, unexpected gift – I never thought that I would ever revisit Middle-earth again in any new storylines and this was just a read that I absolutely cherished. Glad it affected you the same way...

 

I'm really curious about this new release, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun – I know it's not a 

 Middle-earth story but I'm still cautiously optimistic that it'll have the same "magic" that Children of Hurin did... I read that it was written before The Hobbit and LOTR.

Paul 

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Paul,

 

Yeah, when I saw you had it for a feature I was a little curious  and was thinking about checking it out. When/if you get it let us know how you like it!!

 

Carmen

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Wilshire wrote:
I must know is Feist as good as Salvator?

It's tough to rank one ahead of theother since they do write different types of fantasy. I love them both – I think Feist is a master at the fantasy epic, that is a saga featuring a much-historied realm, multiple storylines, incredibly well developed characters, etc. while Salvatore, I view, as adventure fantasy. Yes, he is an incredible realm-builder and offers up some intricate storylines but his novels are more fast-paced and generally have less developed characters. I do love them both though...

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I'm now onto the fourth Fablehaven book--they're a nice place to turn if you're on a Harry Potter high and want something along that vein, yet different. I liked Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve so I'm going to see how the rest of the Hungry City Chronicles evolves. Also picked up the last couple of Redwall books. After reading some of the other posts I have to chime in that I loved Children of Hurin--haunting story. I think I might look into Feist too, he sounds intriguing. One book at a time.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Clippership,

 

If  you are going to start reading Raymond E. Feist's books please start with Magician you may find it as a single volume but most paperback editions have it split into two books, Magician:Apprentice and Magician:Master.  That is how I first read it but when it finally wore out I got the hardback because it was on the bargin book table.  I also listed the chronolgical order that the author lists on the Feist thread or you can read them in publication order.

 

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Right now I'm reading Queen Of The Amazons by Judith Tarr while I'm waiting for the library to get there copy of In The Court Of The Sun that is one of next months reads.

 

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Based off recommendations I picked up a couple new books today.

 

EON

The Name of the Wind

 

Once I finish the Wishsong of Shannara I will be digging into one of these.

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I'll be starting A Canticle for Leibowitz as well as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies  over the weekend!!   

 

 

 

 

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Thanks, Toni. It helps to have a definite direction to go in. I'll see what my library has (or can get) tomorrow.
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I'm currently reading Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing while I wait for my next Steven Brust book to come in.  I've just picked it up so I don't know to much about it yet.  I hope it's good.  Which I'm sure it will be.

 

I'm alway on the look out for the next great read....So if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.  :smileyvery-happy:  My favorite genre is Sci/Fi Fantasy.

 

 

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SoCalMom wrote:

I'm currently reading Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing while I wait for my next Steven Brust book to come in.  I've just picked it up so I don't know to much about it yet.  I hope it's good.  Which I'm sure it will be.

 

I'm alway on the look out for the next great read....So if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.  :smileyvery-happy:  My favorite genre is Sci/Fi Fantasy.

 

 


 

Welcome, and by all means, find and read The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. It is really a wonderful read. Also Lamentation by Ken Scholes. They are both well worth your time.
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pagemaven wrote:

SoCalMom wrote:

I'm currently reading Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing while I wait for my next Steven Brust book to come in.  I've just picked it up so I don't know to much about it yet.  I hope it's good.  Which I'm sure it will be.

 

I'm alway on the look out for the next great read....So if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.  :smileyvery-happy:  My favorite genre is Sci/Fi Fantasy.

 

 


 

Welcome, and by all means, find and read The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. It is really a wonderful read. Also Lamentation by Ken Scholes. They are both well worth your time.

 

  I second that, excellent reads!! Two of my favorites!!!

 

Hi by the way and welcome to the club SoCalMom!!

 

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paulgoatallen wrote:

Wilshire wrote:
I have just started Rides a Dread Legion.  It seems exciting.  It is the first Feist book I have read, so I do not know what to expect.  I guess I will see.

Chris:

Feist is a master. In my opinion, his Midkemia novels are better than Jordan's Wheel of Time, Goodkind's Sword of Truth, GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire, etc.  If I had to name the most under-appreciated fantasy author out there, it would have to be Raymond Feist.

Paul 


 

Speaking of. ... I'm working on "Wrath of a Mad God". I'm almost caught up. I started reading these with the first book and had to wait for the next to come out. I agree with Paul, very under-appreciated. Perhaps because this series is all he really does, but if it's not broke why fix it?

 

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Bradina

Perhaps because this series is all [Feist] really does, but if it's not broke why fix it?

 

Brad


Brad:

Exactly. And since he has literally hundreds of characters to work with and centuries of history, there is really no chance of getting that rehashed, repetitive  stuff that comes when an author has gone to the well one to many times...

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That Fablehaven looks pretty tight thanks for interducing it to me.
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pagemaven wrote:

SoCalMom wrote:

I'm currently reading Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing while I wait for my next Steven Brust book to come in.  I've just picked it up so I don't know to much about it yet.  I hope it's good.  Which I'm sure it will be.

 

I'm alway on the look out for the next great read....So if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.  :smileyvery-happy:  My favorite genre is Sci/Fi Fantasy.

 

 


 

Welcome, and by all means, find and read The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. It is really a wonderful read. Also Lamentation by Ken Scholes. They are both well worth your time.

Fantastic!  I'll check both of those out.  Thanks for the recomendation.

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