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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #650 on: July 25, 2019, 05:31:28 PM »
Ghost Ship from Clive Cussler. What else do you want with such a hot weather.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #651 on: August 17, 2019, 11:31:23 AM »
40k - The Hollow Mountain - inquisitorial sequel to The Carrion Throne
40k - Celestine
Pritchett - Mort
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #652 on: August 17, 2019, 03:34:03 PM »
Your motoring through the Discworld series pretty good Artoban!

I just finished a really interesting book on the history of Venice from about 1200CE to it's fall to Napoleon in the 1800's. It's incredible some of the schemes and plans the merchant republics were doing. All vying against each other and everyone else.

I'm also rereading The Path of Heaven Horus Heresy book on the White Scars. Chris Wright is definitely one of my favorite warhammer authors.

Next up is Leviathan Wakes, the first book in the Expanse series.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #653 on: August 20, 2019, 02:33:33 PM »
I picked up Soldiers in the mist again. I tried to read it a few years ago but put it down and forgot about it. Then I saw a documentary about the Crimean war and picked it up again. I guess you could call it 'fitting' that the most famous event of the war is a disaster as the entire conflict was a huge fubar from the beginning 

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #654 on: August 22, 2019, 04:43:08 PM »
Started "Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian: The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus" by Robert E. Howard and compiled by Finn J. D. John. So far its pretty interesting. After the author's notes the first few stories has nothing to do with Conan. The first one is a Kull story (Shadow Kingdom) and the 2 following are Solomon Kane stories (Red Shadow and Rattle of Bones), followed by an Essay Howard wrote explaining the Hyborean age where Conan takes place. Finn J.D. John did this to help show Howard's evolution in writing and it does help you get a taste for what you're in for. The Conan stories are then presented in the order they are published so it leaps from different points in his life. For example, the first Conan story "The Phoenix on the Sword" takes place when Conan is now king of Aquilonia (like a mix between the Roman Empire and Carolingian Empire) so he's a bit older than his other adventures. I've only now gotten to this story but so far its pretty good. A lot of cloak and dagger game of thrones stuff going on.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #655 on: September 07, 2019, 01:12:26 AM »
Men at Arms - Pritchett
The more I read of this series, the more impressed I am of JAK’s undertaking of building the Watch’s characters. What an amazing project that I will be revisiting.

Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
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Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

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Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #656 on: September 07, 2019, 02:57:47 PM »
I think I misread something in the Souldrinkers omnibus. Did they just befriend a dark elder kabaal?

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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #657 on: September 07, 2019, 04:24:26 PM »
Not a younger one?
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #658 on: September 10, 2019, 02:22:43 PM »
Started "Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian: The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus" by Robert E. Howard and compiled by Finn J. D. John. So far its pretty interesting. After the author's notes the first few stories has nothing to do with Conan. The first one is a Kull story (Shadow Kingdom) and the 2 following are Solomon Kane stories (Red Shadow and Rattle of Bones), followed by an Essay Howard wrote explaining the Hyborean age where Conan takes place. Finn J.D. John did this to help show Howard's evolution in writing and it does help you get a taste for what you're in for. The Conan stories are then presented in the order they are published so it leaps from different points in his life. For example, the first Conan story "The Phoenix on the Sword" takes place when Conan is now king of Aquilonia (like a mix between the Roman Empire and Carolingian Empire) so he's a bit older than his other adventures. I've only now gotten to this story but so far its pretty good. A lot of cloak and dagger game of thrones stuff going on.



I really like every one of Howard's Conan stories, specially because the character slightly matures from one tale on to the next.

The Phoenix on the Sword/The Hour of the Dragon is great! It is inspiring stuff really, specially to set a young wargamer on to the next project! :)
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #659 on: September 10, 2019, 05:53:05 PM »
Was looking for a new fantasy series, and wanted to try
The series Seven Virtues by Jacob Peppers, accidentally read the last book was okay. Felt a like it was missing something, and then I realized my mistake and decided to check the first of the series. Way better characters more complex, still not a 10/10 but different enough to worth reading.
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #660 on: September 11, 2019, 09:24:24 AM »
Reading Farsight now.. bit of a messy start of the book sofar..

And finished up City of Secrets, was a very good read!
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Re: What literature are you reading?
« Reply #661 on: September 11, 2019, 10:38:36 AM »
Quote SKS: And finished up City of Secrets, was a very good read!

Really liked this as well
Mathi Alfblut Feb 4,2017
Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
Questions?

Mathi Alfblut Dec 9,2017
Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

GP Aug 8, 2019
Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.