Game of Thrones

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  1. FWLTLK

    FWLTLK Elite Refuge Member

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    About halfway through the second of five books in the Game of Thrones series. Never have seen the HBO/Showtime-whichever it is adaptation of the books, but have heard they are well done also.
     
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    I've read all the books so far. . .and am eagerly awaiting the last two (supposed to be out next year).

    After I read the first few books I saw the TV series, and its fidelity has been surprising. Both are good, but as always. . . the books are better.:nutz

    I'm a little disappointed at the path Bran's character seems to be taking, but we'll see.
     
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    I watched the first season of it on HBO liked it then read the books. The books are much better, the series is OK but tries to cram to much in a season. Great books fast read.
    I am also waiting for Martin to get on it and write the rest of the books! I think he is to busy basking in the financial glory of his success.
     
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    I read all of his Game of Thrones books to date. I started after season 1 on HBO. Loved the books and can't for the remaining books to come out. On the "review" area of the books at Barnes and Noble, the biggest beef was the length of time between books. I hope I can remember all the story lines when the next book comes out.
     
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    Law of Diminishing Returns applies to this series

    The first book was excellent, and got me hooked. I actually thought the claim of "An American Tolkien" was not far off.

    The second book was solid

    The third book was weak, convoluted, and confusing

    The fourth book was weaker and reaching of point of non-linearity.

    I did not even buy the 5th book, just went and checked it out of the library.

    I will not be reading the remaining books.
     
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    Any word on when the next book will come out?
     
  7. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Looked around a little, and can't find anything.

    On a related note, he has several other series, one of which is the 'Safehold' series. I really like them. Instead of laying the groundwork, I will post the introduction to the first book as listed on Amazon...........

    Humanity pushed its way to the stars - and encountered the Gbaba, a ruthless alien race that nearly wiped us out.

    Earth and her colonies are now smoldering ruins, and the few survivors have fled to distant, Earth-like Safehold, to try to rebuild. But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of an industrial civilization, so the human rulers of Safehold have taken extraordinary measures: with mind control and hidden high technology, they've built a religion in which every Safeholdian believes, a religion designed to keep Safehold society medieval forever.

    800 years pass. In a hidden chamber on Safehold, an android from the far human past awakens. This "rebirth" was set in motion centuries before, by a faction that opposed shackling humanity with a concocted religion. Via automated recordings, "Nimue" - or, rather, the android with the memories of Lieutenant Commander Nimue Alban - is told her fate: she will emerge into Safeholdian society, suitably disguised, and begin the process of provoking the technological progress which the Church of God Awaiting has worked for centuries to prevent.

    Nothing about this will be easy. To better deal with a medieval society, "Nimue" takes a new gender and a new name, "Merlin." His formidable powers and access to caches of hidden high technology will need to be carefully concealed. And he'll need to find a base of operations, a Safeholdian country that's just a little more freewheeling, a little less orthodox, a little more open to the new.

    And thus Merlin comes to Charis, a mid-sized kingdom with a talent for naval warfare. He plans to make the acquaintance of King Haarahld and Crown Prince Cayleb, and maybe, just maybe, kick off a new era of invention. Which is bound to draw the attention of the Church…and, inevitably, lead to war.

    It's going to be a long, long process. And it's going to be the can't-miss SF epic of the decade.


    That book is called 'Off Armageddon Reef'. It is a mix of Sci-Fi, and 18th Century military history.
     
  8. Cooper

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    Enjoyed the books but next time I will check and make sure the whole series is finished before I start. I hate waiting for the ending after that much reading.

    Had a real weird experience related to the story. I started having very realistic dreams with myself involved in the story line. I would wake up chilled but soaked in sweat. Turns out I was having a reaction to a new medication but for a while I really thought that I was loosing it!

    Good reading
    Cooper
     
  9. Native NV Ducker

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    yea, unfinished series. Hate that. I also hate that some of these authors are so old, they might NOT finish them.
     
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