K-DOT wrote:Guano wrote:thebuzzardman wrote:
Ha! That was kind of a long digression. I really liked the books otherwise. It's that 12 years and counting for book 3? And it nowhere in sight? Nah.
Luckily, I read two other series right after it where the same thing kind of happened!
Scott Lynch "Lies of Locke Lamora" etc - ultimately, each book was too much like the other and sort of "young adult-ish" so I don't care. I think it's been 6 years.
Jonathan Renshaw - "Book of Wonder" - only 4 years, so that's brief
There's much better guys to read in the genre anyway, and who actually produced books regularly, like Sanderson, Cook, Butcher etc etc.
I really did like the Rothfuss books though.
Somehow the book is enjoyable even though Kvothe is annoying af.
Kdot, where you at in your Malazan read through?
anyone looking to read the series might want to use this as a companion guide. It was fairly helpful when I read the series.
Got through book 4 a week or so ago, haven't really read much of 5 yet.
Honestly, I feel like it's just gotten better each book overall, but I do have to admit to being a tad disappointed in the battles in book 4. Loved the camp intrigue stuff, but the Malazans kind of just show up and everyone's already dead in the end. But the character moments are as good as they've ever been, like Fiddler hugging it out with Kalam and Quick, Felisin's end, and just Karsa being a f*cking boss the whole time
Might take me a while to get into Tides though. Just not a big fan of prequels, and the Trull chapters felt kind of flat to me cause it feels like a knockoff of Toc and Tool's journey in book 3. But, I do really enjoy the worldbuilding, so I am looking forward to it
Kvothe's basically the MC of a bad self-insert power fantasy anime at this point. Anything that was intriguing about his character was thrown out the window after he left Tarbean, and whatever was left got destroyed when he became a sex god for no reason
Kvothe reads like the authors attempt to live through the character.
I read the Esslemont books in my read through, so I can't even really remember what happens in what books - it just blends together. There are a lot of battles that stand out (next book has an epic battle). He is also great at portraying the desperation of his characters in battle scenes - one of the great ways he makes flawed characters sympathetic. There are so many holy **** moments throughout that series - it's wild. The world building in it is mind-numbingly impressive; races, time span, universes, magic system, gods.
I'm actually jealous that you get to read all this **** for the first time. this series is so damn epic on so many levels. I never suggest it to anyone because telling someone to embark on a complex heavy 10+ book series is rude af - but I love talking it up. It's so good that it's ruined a lot of fantasy for me.
I'm currently reading the 3rd book of the Red Queen's War by Mark Lawrence - it's okayish. Really enjoyed The Jorg series(forgot what it was called). I appreciate flawed protagonist in fantasy series, and he was definitely that. Jal's flaws just feel too forced in this series. But the world and conflict is enough to keep me turning the pages. though the second books pace was a little too slow. I've read much worse but much better - it's decent.