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Old April 12th, 2008, 01:31 PM
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These books are a blatant Harry Potter rip-off. They might as well have called them "Barry Plopper" and got it over with...
Actually, have you read them? they do have a lot in common with HP, but they are different enough to be good.
Only the main character can do magic, and thats only because his wand has power, all the children are endowed, like my favorite, Asa Pike, (the Beast, as he's called.)

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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:17 PM
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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

"Furies of Calderon" by Jim Butcher.

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Old April 16th, 2008, 10:00 PM
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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

Dragonfire, Ghost Rider, and Fantastic Four. (I LOVE BOOKS!)

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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

I just finished The Phantom of the Opera. FANTASTIC book. With a lot of the classics, things feel very clunky and out of date... not so here! The whole thing feels like a modern book set in the 1800s, not a book written in 1910. It really speaks for its timelessness.

And the story is, of course, perfect. The misunderstood and brilliant Phantom, the lovestruck, driven Raoul, the beautiful Christine... so many character archetypes that have become common nowadays.
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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

Since I've run out of R.A. Salvatore to read I just, as of yesterday, reread Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard. It's his only Conan story that is actually novel length, albiet a short one.
It got me thinking that it would be pretty cool to have a barbarian hero in heroscape.
Of course, a squad of dark elfs for Utgars Army would be interesting as well.
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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

Currently Reading Settling Accounts: Return Engagement by the Master of Alternate History: Harry Turtldove. The Book is Amazing, written superbly to add depth to an alternate we can all believe. Great Irony in this book. The Book is set in Turtledove's 191 series when the south was able to successfully break from the Union. World War 1 happens with Britain and France Allying with the CSA and the USA allying with Germany. USA and Germany are able to prevail and defeat the South and their allies.
As such Hitler never takes power but remains in the personal army of the Kaiser. I highly recommend this whole series of books
the quick Summary above is a very quick sum up of the books 3 or 4 books before the Alt WWII Series: Settling Accounts

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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

Black Gryphon, Charlie Bone and the Beast, and The Divide.

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The Book is set in Turtledove's 191 series when the south was able to successfully break from the Union. World War 1 happens with Britain and France Allying with the CSA and the USA allying with Germany. USA and Germany are able to prevail and defeat the South and their allies. As such Hitler never takes power but remains in the personal army of the Kaiser.
This just screams GURPS campaign.
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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

I just finished Sabriel by Garth Nix and I am starting the sequil. I am also reading a ton of Eoin Colfer Books

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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

I'm reading The Keys to the Kingdom Series by Garth Nix. Great Series. I'm also reading Ranger's Apprentice and Charlie Bone books.
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"Furies of Calderon" by Jim Butcher.
Great book. Great series. Loads of fun.

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Currently Reading Settling Accounts: Return Engagement by the Master of Alternate History: Harry Turtldove.
I'm also reading Turtledove right now, but I'm reading the 'Balance' series, where aliens invade Earth right smack in the middle of WW2. I'm almost done. It's also pretty fun.

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Re: Books: What are you currently reading?

I'm reading Simon R. Green's Something From the Nightside its pretty good so far.
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