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    The Omen Machine - Anyone here going to read it?

    I just got an email that included a link to some info about the pending release of The Omen Machine. I read a few of this series several years ago but became annoyed by some of the 'preachy', incongruous, monologues from the main character about private enterprise and such. I admit I did not finish the series and so am not in a position to judge the series. For those of you who had the fortitude to get through the series... is The Omen Machine a book you are looking forward to reading?
    Part of the reason I ask is that when I walked away from this series before I next read Game of Thrones, then poured through the next 3 in that series. Then I read Abercombie's Best Served Cold then attacked the First Law series with relish, Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora, Sanderson's Mistborn Series, and a few other things. The transition I made before from Goodkind to Martin, Abercrombie, Sanderson, and Lynch was like a shot of steroids to my desire to read. These books and authors energized me to the genre and I have been ripping through many other authors, series, and stand-alones since. My concern is this... if leaving Goodkind and finding those writers to be so compelling would it be a huge mistake to bounce out of A Dance with Dragons to give Goodkind another try? It could be that those authors I mentioned have energized me to the genre to the point that I would perhaps enjoy Goodkind more than I did before... OR ... they may have spoiled me in a way that will make me dislike Goodkind's story and Richard Rahl even more than I did before. Anyone in a similar situation?
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    If you're anything like me, you'll think about buying it, someone'll put you off (Either with a comment here or a review), and then you'll still think about it. All I'll say is if you're considering it this much, as you must be to write such a post, then hold off until the paperback release or borrow it from a friend or library. That way you won't get stung as much if it turns out to be bad.

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    Corrected that title.

    I was one of the few around here that thought the first few books in the series were OK, and quite enjoyed reading them up to about Book 5 when it jumped the shark and I never went back.

    I still have a copy of The Law of Nines which I bought for 1 around somewhere: it was a weak moment. Read the first couple of pages out of interest but then never went back to read further. Actually I've got copies of most of the other books too - but it's not looking like I'll get to them any time soon.

    Think I'd agree with Loerwyn here: might be worth borrowing or trying it out before purchasing. I'm sure there'll be samples around as we get nearer to the release date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    Corrected that title.
    Haha, that was driving me crazy.

    I was one of the few around here that thought the first few books in the series were OK, and quite enjoyed reading them up to about Book 5 when it jumped the shark and I never went back.

    I still have a copy of The Law of Nines which I bought for £1 around somewhere: it was a weak moment. Read the first couple of pages out of interest but then never went back to read further. Actually I've got copies of most of the other books too - but it's not looking like I'll get to them any time soon.

    Think I'd agree with Loerwyn here: might be worth borrowing or trying it out before purchasing. I'm sure there'll be samples around as we get nearer to the release date.

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    I'm with you Mark, I read the first three and thought they were good (at the time, I was 14). I think it was Temple of the Winds (?) that I got totally disenfranchised and never looked back.

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    I actually have two copies of Debt of Bones - One in Legends I, one standalone.

    It'd be worth keeping an eye on Tor.com, as they often post previews or first chapters of books.

    Edit: If you're in the US, Tor/Forge have a giveaway going. I must admit I like the covers.
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    I know we have a fair few Goodkind-haters on the Forum, and to be honest, posts about his books can bring out the WORST in members, but like you've said, Justin, they're not a bad start to the Fantasy genre, in the way that Terry Brooks' Shannara books are, or Eddings' series or Feist's Magician series.

    It's just that there's better stuff out there, and I think a lot of people move on, so to speak.

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    I enjoyed Sword of Truth, particularly because what most people complain about I find to be quite superficial and/or doesn't bother me.

    Anyways, I won't be buying Omen Machine, at least not in the foreseable near future. I'm hoping the person I borrowed SoT from gets it and then lends it to me.

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