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#1 May 03 2011 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I didn’t see a post anywhere on the first page for this or when I searched, so I figured I would start a thread of my own!

What book are you currently reading? Or what was the most recent book that you have read? I myself have just started reading a book called Drylor The First Artifact. It is an Action/Fantasy book created by Ryan Tomasella. So far it is actually damn good, it is a story about a man that suffers amnesia and struggles to regain his memory. As his memory starts to come back to him he realizes that his brother is an evil S.o.b and he makes it his mission to stop him.

It seems like a fairly generic story line but the author makes it his own. There are tons of twists and turns in the story (mainly when the main character thinks he remembers something from his past he realizes that it was only an illusion that his brother wanted him to think was true.) I must say I am really impressed with this book, then again I read almost anything that involved sword and sorcery. Below is what the back of the book reads:

When a man wakes up inside a cage that is being carried through
an underground city, he has no idea where he is or what has
happened to him. As Von, a victim of amnesia, is taken to a jail
cell to await his fate amongst elves, humans, dwarfs, gnomes, and
halflings, he is told he is a member of the Royal Guard of Genisus.
It is not long before he is transported to the palace where he
meets an impatient king who eventually returns him to his jail
cell while deciding his destiny.

As Von’s memory slowly returns, he discovers that he is the only
one who can protect Drylor—a world that abandoned him—
from its greatest evil, his own brother. Through his journey to the
truth, Von meets an unlikely group of friends who are willing
to sacrifice everything to help him stop his brother Scarlet
from annihilating the only world they have ever known.

As Von’s past becomes clear and reveals his future, he soon
realizes the only way he can end his brother’s heartless
massacres is to find him and kill him.

The book is for sale through all major online retailers, so you can buy a copy from Amazon, Barnes and Nobles or any other book retailers. If you're too lazy to look it up then here is a link to the barnes and nobles website where you can place an order:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Drylor/Ryan-Tomasella/e/9781450299923/?itm=1&USRI=drylor+the+first+artifact#TABS

Edited, May 3rd 2011 2:33pm by Sakkitakki
#2 May 03 2011 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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I am currently reading this forum. I would read the magazines promised as part of the premium package, but I haven't received them yet.
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#3 May 03 2011 at 1:18 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
I would read the magazines promised as part of the premium package, but I haven't received them yet.
Ah, that bitterness never goes away. Smiley: laugh




I got my magazines.
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Wow, you've got an awesome writing style.! I really dig the narrator's back story, humor, sarcasm, and the plethora of pop culture references. Altogether a refreshingly different RotR journal (not that I don't like the more traditional ones, mind you).

#4 May 03 2011 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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Reading? You mean books? Who has time for that?
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#5 May 03 2011 at 2:09 PM Rating: Good
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I'm currently re-reading The Stand.
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#6 May 03 2011 at 2:36 PM Rating: Good
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Akata Witch. Quick read but surprisingly good.

Still waiting for the library to get in 'Wise Man's Fear' and 'The Land of Painted Caves'.


Edit: Finished Akata Witch. Definitely recommend it to anyone who likes children's fantasy.

Edited, May 3rd 2011 9:18pm by Karlina
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I'm rereading Perdido Street Station.
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"the hot gate" by John ringo just came out. Picked it up today.
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#9 May 04 2011 at 4:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Reading? You mean books? Who has time for that?

So in addition to all the hardcore raiding, work, and partying some of us have also found the time to start reading Conversational Style.

A great book about the ties being linguistics and social interactions. Intended primarily for those in the field or student use it's a fairly rigorous academic text that has been watered down just a little for the lay person.
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I recently finished Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens and am taking a break from new reading to re-read Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan. I have a series of lectures from around the time of the French Revolution to read next, which should be quite interesting.
#12 May 14 2011 at 10:15 AM Rating: Good
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Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind.

Standard sword and sorcery book, but unlike the other authors I've read S&S books by, Terry seems to care a lot for the details in his description of the surroundings. It's quite good.

Before that, I was reading The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan, one of my favorite S&S authors. Loved the Black Magician and Age of the Five stories.
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Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind.

Standard sword and sorcery book, but unlike the other authors I've read S&S books by, Terry seems to care a lot for the details in his description of the surroundings. It's quite good.

Before that, I was reading The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan, one of my favorite S&S authors. Loved the Black Magician and Age of the Five stories.


I think you will like Sword of Truth series, I will admit toward the end it gets a bit long winded but overall good story (Im biased Ive read WFR 5 times SoT 4 times and the rest 3 times each up til the final trilogy.)

As for what Im reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Its interesting so far but I just started.
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The only thing I seem to have time for is a couple of pages of one of the Jack Vance Sci-Fi books I've got before I fall asleep.
Seriously lacking time for proper reading.
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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

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Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert.

I read the first in the series a little while ago, and I've just been powering through the series, and loving it.

Anyone know if I should read the other novels? From what I've heard, it seems to be on the level of "We do not speak of it!"-style butchering.
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I'm currently re-reading The Stand.

Nice, I just watched the tv movie with my wife and want to read the book again.

I'm also waitlisted at the library for Grant Achatz "Life on the Line".

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#18 May 16 2011 at 4:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ailitardif wrote:
Belkira wrote:
I'm currently re-reading The Stand.

Nice, I just watched the tv movie with my wife and want to read the book again.

I'm also waitlisted at the library for Grant Achatz "Life on the Line".

I actually just finished "The Stand" myself for the first time about three weeks ago. Was pleasantly surprised by who lived and who died. My death lottery skills suck, apparently Smiley: grin

Rereading "A Song of Fire and Ice" series since Game of Thrones just came out. Started "Clash of Kings" this weekend after tearing through the first two books to and from SF last week. Also just received "The Good Book," which is a humanist bible of sorts. It doesn't draw me in as much as I had hoped, but it's very lovely language!
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#19 May 22 2011 at 9:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert.

I read the first in the series a little while ago, and I've just been powering through the series, and loving it.

Anyone know if I should read the other novels? From what I've heard, it seems to be on the level of "We do not speak of it!"-style butchering.


Any of the ones that Kevin J. "I can't write anything to save my live and actually make L. Ron Hubbard look like a genius" Anderson soiled with his so called "writing" skills you should avoid. Prefferably, burn themn. Not that I normally advocate burning books, but they really are that bad.
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#20 May 22 2011 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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IDrownFish wrote:
Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert.

I read the first in the series a little while ago, and I've just been powering through the series, and loving it.

Anyone know if I should read the other novels? From what I've heard, it seems to be on the level of "We do not speak of it!"-style butchering.


Any of the ones that Kevin J. "I can't write anything to save my live and actually make L. Ron Hubbard look like a genius" Anderson soiled with his so called "writing" skills you should avoid. Prefferably, burn themn. Not that I normally advocate burning books, but they really are that bad.


This.

Also, things get a bit weird the further along in the series you go. One thing I've noticed is that a lot of people don't like God Emperor, but it's actually my favorite.
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