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  1. #181
    Registered User Loerwyn's Avatar
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    Yes, simply put. You don't have to, he does say it's a standalone (it is), but you'll want to read it during or after the original seven books, i.e. either as 4.5 or 8.

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    I am a good ways into Wind Through the Keyhoke (DarK Tower 4.5) and have been enjoying it. It's good to be back with the ka-tet.

  3. #183
    I like to rock the party Corporal Blues's Avatar
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    May 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    Finished. One of the best King novels I've ever read. Easily.
    Nice. I'm so jealous. I can't wait to read this.

    I'm currently not reading anything 'cause I'm so bogged down with school work and textbook reading. Hoping to start reading this one later this weekend or early next week.

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    Repudiated Ursus s271's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    Fifth level of the Dungeon of Doom
    The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones was very good, recommend it to everyone who liked Throne of the crescent moon.
    Now, may be I'll try Mongoliad, not sure yet
    Last edited by s271; April 29th, 2012 at 05:51 AM.

  5. #185
    Felis silvestris Hellions's Avatar
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    I finished A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire, second entry in the October Daye urban fantasy series. After showering praise on the first book, Rosemary and Rue, I wasn't expecting such a wake up call of a big disappointment. The plot was a messy affair, October Daye demonstrating her incompetent leadership and detective skills as she stumbles along from one situation to the next with a complete lack of direction. The dialogues were cringeworthy and frustrating, with a staggering amount of one-liner repetitions: "Right"; "What???!!!"; "Why?". On the positive side, the worldbuilding and characters remain top-notch and serve as a solid foundation. It's just too bad the upper levels weren't up to snuff with this one resulting in totally average urban fantasy.

  6. #186
    Omnibus Prime Moderator PeterWilliam's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    The Omnibus District
    Started The Warded Man by Brett last night. It was one of those books that had soooo much discussion early on, that I put it on the back burner until I could read it without tainted expectations (i.e. had forgotten the majority of the discussion).

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