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  1. Sappersis

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    Anyone here a big Terry Goodkind fan? My brother handed me Chainfire, and for the life of me i just couldnt get into it. I dont know if its because its so late in the series or if the writing style just doesn't cut it for me...
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  2. Childress79

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    He's one of my favorite fantasy authors.

    You really aren't doing the story justice if you walk away after Chainfire.

    This is a series that you really need to start at the beginning. They have plenty of action in them but they're also very character driven. If you try to start in later you'll completely miss out on that aspect of them.

    Chainfire has some plot lines that explain why things happened the way they did going all the way back to the beginning. Very clever writing.
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    Keep reading, it has gotten a lot better when she gets to the North.
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  4. Childress79

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    I asked him that months ago & got no reply :yes:
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    Sorry had to move it.
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  6. Laserjock

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    I normally read fantasy series, recently have been reading all of L. E. Modesitt's Recluce series...very good.

    However, I have become addicted to James Rollins' books lately after picking up "The Black Order" at an airport during a delay. I have read that one plus Deep Fathom, Amazonia and Excavation. Now reading Map of Bones and I have to say I have not been as caught up in an author as I am in these books.
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  7. Childress79

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    I really like the Dark Tower series.

    King often spins out his sub plots & side characters for too long but at the same time some of them are so good you don't want him to carry on with the main plot. Oy!

    The end did disappoint in that it was an anticlimax in terms of action. The premise though was very sad & moving & I really felt for Roland.

    It's difficult to go into it without giving away spoilers but it was about balance & a cycle of an eternal struggle of good & evil. The series capsuled one cycle. Anticlimactic but very clever.

    The best thing about the series in my mind was how he intertwined into many of his other books such as Insomnia,Salems Lot,Hearts in Atlantis & The Stand.
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  8. Childress79

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    Damn good reads.

    I recommend the Penderghast series by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. I only found them by following a link from Rollins' website.They're even better than Rollins IMO.
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    Alrighty. I want to read it before i see the movie.
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  10. Bobo

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    I gave up on Dark Tower. I really wanted to like it, but it just couldn't hold my interest. I guess his version of fantasy just didn't work for me. I liked some of the ideas in the plot, but it just didn't come together.

    Maybe I'll try it again some day.
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