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14-03-2021, 12:28 PM
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Do you read high fantasy?

My apologies if you see this post again as i made a mistake and wanted it to be a new thread rather than a reply.


Well.....here goes...this may seem odd ...or maybe not.

I'm reading currently my the 3rd book in a fantasy series written by Steven Erikson. The series is called Malazan: The Book of the Fallen. There are 10 or more books to this series and the title of the one I'm on now is called "Memories of Ice"

The thing about this particular series is that I think it is unlike any other out there because it focuses more on plot and the implied pieces of a puzzle as you read, whereas most series put strong emphasis on characters. Malazan has characters for sure, but they are not what's driving the story as such. I'm picking up new words from this author all the time.

I love the imagery and the brilliant prose in Erikson's writing. Anyone else reading this or a fantasy series?

The other things I'm reading....Moby Dick -1st time
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14-03-2021, 01:27 PM
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I reread Anne McCaffrey, Terry Pratchett & Alan Dean Foster frequently.
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14-03-2021, 01:44 PM
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I have not read the series. I’ll add it to my list.
I’m currently committed to reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. It’s 11 books in the series and a very complex set of characters.
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14-03-2021, 02:46 PM
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I didn't mention it before but I'm up to the 10th book in WoT Knife of Dreams...but took a detour and I'm now reading New Spring ...it is geared as the book before the 1st one.

I like Moraine. She's intelligent and wise and she can fight when she needs to.
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14-03-2021, 02:47 PM
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Anne Mcafferty.....thst's with the dragon books....meaning to get to that someday
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14-03-2021, 02:50 PM
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What book are you on in WoT?

Do you have favorite scene so far?
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14-03-2021, 02:54 PM
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About Anne McCaffrey sorry spelling before

I have the whole list of her books.....there are a lot.

She was an earlier writer I think before this current fantasy genre got so big.

But they all sound good.
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14-03-2021, 03:00 PM
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By the way Minx....

It has taken quite a long time 2 years plus to get to the 10 book of WoT as I read this simultaneously with Malazan ....I know crazy....

Truth is I got to the 9th book of Malazan and I decided to start over from the beginning because I was reading the series way to fast and missed a whole lot....so when I went back last year in Oct it was like I was reading it for the 1st time.

Do you read books by tablet /kindle or literal physical pages?

Do you read more than one book at the same time?
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14-03-2021, 03:04 PM
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Excuse my ignorance Spincycle, but what is the difference (if any) between Fantasy, and High Fantasy?
I have never heard that expression before.
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14-03-2021, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by spincycle42 ->
About Anne McCaffrey sorry spelling before

I have the whole list of her books.....there are a lot.

She was an earlier writer I think before this current fantasy genre got so big.

But they all sound good.
She was good. If you are going to start reading Anne McCaffrey, start with Dragon Flight.
 
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