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Tigger

 

that was the other book I almost got today, but I couldn't figure out if it was part of a series or not.  I don't think it was, but I wasn't quite certain.  How did you like it and?

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If it's a series it's the start. And having finished it it, without giving spoilers, I'm not sure that it could be continued.

 

"Whitechapel Gods" is THE darkest steampunk book I have ever come across. While the begining after chapter one is a little difficult. Stick with it and then at 1/3 mark hold on for dear life, cause it picks up pitch like a rollercoaster. The flavor is a bit like Dickens, Carrol, and Wilde have a love child with Poe. I would love for a few anime directors to get a hold of it, it would be fantastic drawn.

 

If you like hardcore fresh books or steampunk, get it. Well worth the 9 bucks.

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Tig, thanks I'm might go after work and pick it up.
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Sandikal wrote:
I'm reading "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova.  It's about historians looking for Dracula and takes place over several decades.  It's really long and really dense.  Next up is "Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers.
But did you like it?
I read it when it was first published and I thought although it was a bit wordy but wonderful. 

 

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dhaupt wrote:

Sandikal wrote:
I'm reading "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova.  It's about historians looking for Dracula and takes place over several decades.  It's really long and really dense.  Next up is "Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers.
But did you like it?
I read it when it was first published and I thought although it was a bit wordy but wonderful. 

 


 

I loved The Historian. I hope we'll eventually see something else from her.

 

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I'm reading Mistborn and Darth Bane: Rule of Two.
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Currently reading E.E. Knight's Way of the Wolf. Started off a little slow but turns out really good.  I really like this board, after seeing this thread I think I will pick up the Historian.

 

 

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TiggerBear wrote:

If it's a series it's the start. And having finished it it, without giving spoilers, I'm not sure that it could be continued.

 

"Whitechapel Gods" is THE darkest steampunk book I have ever come across. While the begining after chapter one is a little difficult. Stick with it and then at 1/3 mark hold on for dear life, cause it picks up pitch like a rollercoaster. The flavor is a bit like Dickens, Carrol, and Wilde have a love child with Poe. I would love for a few anime directors to get a hold of it, it would be fantastic drawn.

 

If you like hardcore fresh books or steampunk, get it. Well worth the 9 bucks.


Whitechapel Gods rocked! Wasn't that soooo surprisingly good, Tig?

Paul 

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Toni

 

I have a question.  I am rereading  Storm Breaking by Mercedes Lackey right now.  On the back cover it says "If they don't find a way to stop these magical vibrations they will culminate in another Cataclysm - this time destroying their world for good."

 

Now according to my understanding these mage storms are a result of the original Cataclysm being so strong that if all the energy had been released at once the world would have been destroyed.  So the energy was split in half and now the second half is echoing back on itself.  Now I know that if nothing were to be done that the original sights of the two explosions would be destroyed (killing everyone there).  But would the rest of the world experience the same thing they did the first time?  Am I understanding wrong or is the published overstating the situation on the back cover for suspense?

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Florgnayr,

 

No you are not misunderstanding it.  If they don't find something that will break up the energy and more evenly distirbute the magical energy then it will destroy all life because the return waves are stronger then the orginal waves were.  After you finish this book I would suggest you read Owlflight, Owlsight, and Owlknight to give you an idea of how things are after the Storm series.  I hope that I have not spoiled the book for you.

 

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No you didn't spoil it for me I already own and have read all those books too.  I just wasn't sure if the back cover overstated things or if I was misunderstanging it wrong.  Thank you for clearing it up for me.
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paulgoatallen wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

If it's a series it's the start. And having finished it it, without giving spoilers, I'm not sure that it could be continued.

 

"Whitechapel Gods" is THE darkest steampunk book I have ever come across. While the begining after chapter one is a little difficult. Stick with it and then at 1/3 mark hold on for dear life, cause it picks up pitch like a rollercoaster. The flavor is a bit like Dickens, Carrol, and Wilde have a love child with Poe. I would love for a few anime directors to get a hold of it, it would be fantastic drawn.

 

If you like hardcore fresh books or steampunk, get it. Well worth the 9 bucks.


Whitechapel Gods rocked! Wasn't that soooo surprisingly good, Tig?

Paul 


Well in all honesty I was originally suduced by the title and the cover art. Bought it material unkknown figuring that if the book was half as good as the cover it was worth the 9 bucks. 

 

So beyond expectations!!!

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I finished Moonrise by Ben Bova. I give it a 5 out of 10. Loved the science behind the story.

 

I've started Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke. So far it's been easy to slip back into the Inkworld and I'm enjoying my stay. Though is it just me or are there author undertones that she doesn't like fan fiction or fans who claim to know books better than the author? She's done a fantastic job with the character of Orpheus; piling on him many villianous traits along these lines.

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Clippership14 wrote:

I've started Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke. So far it's been easy to slip back into the Inkworld and I'm enjoying my stay. Though is it just me or are there author undertones that she doesn't like fan fiction or fans who claim to know books better than the author? She's done a fantastic job with the character of Orpheus; piling on him many villianous traits along these lines.


I really liked the series and finished Inkdeath about a month ago. When you mention the undertones I have to agree.Orpheus is a very good picture of a fan who loves and uses a book so much he nearly thinks it is his. I don't know if Cornelia Funke has had a similar problem as Fengolio or if it's just a general dislike of fans believing to know books better than the author.

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Did by the way finish A Great and Terrible beauty by Libba Bray (I think) It reminded me slightly of The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein, but only slightly. It was a really good book, and I'll have to look for the next one.
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I liked your quote from The Swarm - I enjoyed the book a lot. Currently reading The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. I've loved the British style of writing ever since Rebirth by John Wyndham. (Day of the Triffids) Looking forward to the Rothfuss series, by the way. Happy reading!!
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I really liked The Swarm as well. The tsunami that hit Norway scared me a bit, it was quite a description of places I know. I've never been sure of what genre it is. Is it science fiction?
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Currently reading "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card.  So far, not very impressed.  Looking forward to getting to "Altered Carbon" by Richard K Morgan,  which is next in my TBR pile.
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Toni wrote--

I finished The Stormcaller and man was that a great read.  I have been reccommending it to people I know.  Even loaning to one of my Nephews to read.

 

 


Hi Toni,

 

 

I found two books with the title, The Stormcaller, who is the author of the book that you read?  Thanks in advance.  :smileyhappy: 

 

 

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I would definitely say science fiction genre for The Swarm. There is a lot of hard science in it. The whole premise of the methane clathrates is real. The bits about the blow-outs and the "light water" are also real. One of the best explanations for the Bermuda Triangle that I've heard.  Not that I'm an expert or anything, BUT (There's my big but again) I do read a lot.
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