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    six years. Jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsidestrate
    six years. Jesus
    There is some hope amongst us fanboys that the HBO contract will prod the author into writing a little faster.

    For those who love the SOIAF series, the Tales of Dunk and Egg are three short stories written by Martin, set in Westeros about 100 years before the SOIAF series. It tells the story of Sir Duncan the Tall and Aegon the Unlikely, who are mentioned as historical figures in the SOIAF books.
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    On a slightly-related note, a friend of mine who has exhibited good taste in all things save his friend selection, swears that The Name of the Wind and the just released sequel The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss will appeal to all lovers of Martin's work and that he actually prefers the Rothfuss stuff. I'm downloading the Kindle editions tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsidestrate
    On a slightly-related note, a friend of mine who has exhibited good taste in all things save his friend selection, swears that The Name of the Wind and the just released sequel The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss will appeal to all lovers of Martin's work and that he actually prefers the Rothfuss stuff. I'm downloading the Kindle editions tonight.
    It's very well written and an intriguing storyline. I can only recommend it. I don't know why he compares it to ASOIAF though as the cast is so much smaller and the storyline only evolves around a single person. So one of the biggest assets of ASOIAF, namely the epic array of different characters who are all very well thought out with extremely complex personalities, isn't matched by The Kingslayer chronicles by far. In fact - even though I really enjoyed the books a lot - I would say that even Rothfuss' main character has less depth and complexity then a second tier character from Martin's series.
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    Jet-lagging and not sleeping when everyone else in the house was gave me a chance to watch the 7 Game of Thrones HBO episodes my son dutifully DVRd for me. I have to say I am really happy the series makers are doing a very good job of capturing the essence of the characters and the world they live in. I especially like the extra time they have taken to provide character development that Martin in some cases did not supply until a book or two later. I give it a big thumbs up.

    Almost finished with book 2 of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. (My reading is quite slow now that I am working 75 hours/week.) It's quite good, but so complex it is difficult to follow at times. Almost none of the characters from the first book are in the second book, and he has added several more races of people/critters without giving much detail on what it means to be of a certain race or what a certain species is or does. It is still keeping my attention, though.
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    Nice! They are making me wait for the 12th.

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    In my hands now! Check this out:
    A Dance with Dragons is a longer book than A Feast for Crows, and covers a longer time period. In the latter half of this volume, you will notice certain of the viewpoint characters from A Feast for Crows popping up again. And that means just what you think it means: the narrative has moved past the time frame of Feast, and the two streams have once again joined each other.
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    Sigh, still waiting on the always reliable APO system to get me mine.
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    I have mine, bought the actual book not the Kindle version, but am in the middle of another pretty decent book, plus playing poker again and reading some poker stuff. The book deserves my time not just a few minutes here and there so I'm going to wait a little bit. Self discipline is good, painful but good. It's a nice heavy book. I may even go back to the beginning and read all five right through.
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    I may even go back to the beginning and read all five right through.
    Suited is on that path. She is about halfway through Book Two. I'm willing to make a substantial wager she doesn't get through book four before she starts the new one.

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    Took the same route, almost through Book 3, ... good thing, amazed at how much I've forgotten of the story. It was also fun to spot the differences between the HBO Game of Thrones and Book 1.
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    Amazing that all of you seem to have missed a slot about the series. I have just written a review for it on my webpage <<link removed by nside>>

    Apparently, there are two different slots - 50 line and 243 ways. Which one is better do you think?

    This is Microgaming that is the supplier and the game contains music and all the stuff we love about it. It's called Game of Thrones.

    I am new to this forum. Too bad there is no section for those who want to chat about slots and casino.
    Love poker, though, too, so plenty of things for me to do here .

    What about all this spam on this forum, by the way?
    What's happening there? <<rather ironic, don't you think? ---nside>>
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