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The Bonehunters, book (definitely) 6 of the Malazan Tale of the Fallen.

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Thats rocking. You will finish them all before I finish book 3.

Although, retiring in 3 weeks so my reading time after that will increase substantially.
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SoulBiter wrote: Thats rocking. You will finish them all before I finish book 3.
LOL, story of my life. :D Although to be fair, having read them all multiple times before does help speed things up a bit. ;)

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Reaper's Gale, book 7 and another of my top 3 least favourite books in the series. :D

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and what does that mean? It'll take you three days to read it instead of two?
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Haha, it usually means it takes longer, although in the Malazan case, perhaps not. :D (That said, despite my intentions, it's always harder to skim even the boring bits than I think it's going to be, and both here and in MT I have read more of them than I intended.)

Anyway, I'm abut 350 pages in so far, so I expect about a week or so again, maybe a little longer. :D

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Well, started Return of the Crimson Guard last night, so pretty accurate guess. :D

I may revise my opinion of Reapers Gale...I enjoyed it more this time round. Tragic of course, but then, they all are.

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Started book 3 Memories of Ice. Only about 5% in but my reading time has increased but we were so busy with retirement and retirement parties, that I haven't read as much as I thought I would. I suspect that will change a lot over the next couple of weeks.
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:D

About half-way through Toll The Hounds.

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I just finished a biography of Prince Phillip that was pretty interesting but I've been on a fiction hiatus for so many years that I figured it was time to pick up some new ones.

I picked up 2 books - Lies of Locke Lamora and A Court of Thornes and Roses. The latter wasn't something I was too interested in because it's romancy but it's turned out to be a pretty good little story. Easy and quick little summer read without all the typical female romance tropes that typically make me hurl. I'm going to finish that one up before I pick up Locke Lamora.

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The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson
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Shadow of the Gods John Gwynne
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Esselmont, Stonewielder.

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Dust of Dreams.

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Just started Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea books.

Read the original trilogy as a youth, but can't remember anything about them. I must say that I was pretty impressed with what I read last night ( A Wizard of Earthsea, first few chapters). Not much came back to me, but I like the style of the storytelling and was pretty hooked in by the time I put the book down.

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peter wrote: Just started Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea books.
Haha, you'll find a few fans here. :D We did group reads of some of them back on Danlo's old Forum, Ahira's Hangar. (Sadly pretty much defunct now, but the posts are still there.)

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Oh man, Earthsea is just amazing! I think her last two parts, Dragonfly and The Other Wind, are as good as it gets. And Tales adds so much to the mythos.
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I read them decades ago. I may need to revisit some time soon... well when I get done with the current series
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SoulBiter wrote: I read them decades ago. I may need to revisit some time soon... well when I get done with the current series
If it's been decades, have you read Dragonfly, The Other Wind, and Tales From Earthsea?

But, by all means, keep going with Malazan. I don't know how anyone could stop either series before finishing.
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Money Fist! The bloody Malazan books are not available beyond Deadhouse Gates in my libraries and are prohibitively expensive on ebay (even second hand copies - think fifteen dollars plus per book). Too rich for an old pensioner like me! I'll track them down in second hand shops ultimately, but it'll take time.

Now the Earthsea books seem much more accessible thankfully.

Good to hear your endorsement of the latter books as well. Given the time difference in the publication dates I was a bit worried that they might be a serving of lesser fare.

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