Soldier Son Trilogy....

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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    I just bought these three books a few hours ago, so....

    Any pointers on what they're like? I also got the last three of four of the Song of Ice and Fire series, but that's for another thread in another area.
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    The first book is all right, the second book is a bit tragic, and the third book moves at a rather slow pace. I do enjoy the soldier boy trilogy, though.
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    Well, I'll have to take a look anyway. Thank you.
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    s.gal83 Summed it up fairly well (without spoilers too :) )
    The first does have a little more energy to it - the second had some fire to it but gets a little bogged down (seems to be a pattern with Hobb that the middle book is a little thick to read) and the last spends a lot of the time quite slow, but the ending picksup speed and the twist at the end is good!
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    I'll be trusting your judgment, OR. Thanks, man. I'll get to reading it today sometime.

    I also had the pleasure of picking up most of the Song of Ice and Fire Series as I stated earlier, but as I didn't find A Game of Thrones, that'll be left later.
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    A Song of Ice and Fire is certainly one of the best reads out at the moment - fantastic scope - and I myself like the fact that there is no invincible lead characters (even if we have to lose some favourites along the way :( )
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

    Karn Maeshalanadae Why?

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    Hell, treachery and loss is the name of the game.

    But that's for Martin's forum, whenever I'll be able to pick up Game of Thrones. I DID get the other three, though-and tried to find some stuff of TE's, but alas, Madeline Howard was not on the shelves of the store I visited. :(
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    I find Amazon about the best place for books - esp once you move off the mainstream in fantasy.
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    Thing is, I have only cash on me at the moment, so I had to hit the bookstore.

    Actually got a fairly good deal....books only came out to be around $5.50 apiece, U.S. dollars. Normally they'd have been eight.
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    Not bad :) Always nice when the bookshop is doing deals on books
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    Yes. I think the clerk said they might get Game of Thrones in soon, so I'll have to stop by again sometime.

    Otherwise, just sit and read Hobb's. Still disappointed that I didn't see Rune of Unmaking around anywhere though, it sounds like an interesting series.
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    Hobb will keep you well entertained :)
    And if you can get a hold of her Farseer trillogy - its one of the best she has written and the second series after that was also very strong (though make sure to slip in the Liveships between the two)
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    I'll have to take a look.

    Actually, I saw Assassin's Apprentice there, but there weren't the others, so I didn't bother to pick it up.
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    Yah I'm sort of similar - I don't like getting one book at a time - because next time you go back books 3 and 1 are there but book 2 has vanished! Though with new authors am more like to just get the one book and see how it goes first
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    I wouldn't have picked up either Hobb OR Martin except for the good stuff I've heard about both on this site.....I trust your guys' judgment on these matters, so I'll give some a try. And to keep an eye out for TE's work, of course.
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    hmm I think I only picked Hobb up because there was a Dragon on the front of Liveships!
    Oh and a bit of wolf stuff in Farseer
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    It's still depressing that Eddings is dead, and I don't know how I'll react when old diabetic Piers Anthony will pass....


    But perhaps I can keep my stuff going by branching off.
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    It is indeed a sad thing when an author passes away - and heck we all selfishly wish they had finished things before they leave us ;).
    All you can do is remember that there are new authors out there just as good, if not better = one just has to find them tis all
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    Karn Maeshalanadae

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    I only wish I was as good an author. I can't really write freehand for a long period of time, and with my laptop's AC down and out, well, I haven't practiced much. :(


    But, I try to improve all the time I can....
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    The general consesus seems to be that the soldier son trilogy is a little more uneven than her six dutchies series but having said I think most of the people who have posted here read six dutchies first then soldier son, there's definitely some similarities and a 'style' to Hobbs writing (like with most authors) imo. So maybe that'll change things, I appear to be in the minority and enjoyed the second half of the series more than the first and I also really liked that it was just a 3 book series and not the life long commitment that most fantasy authors ask of us now days :).

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