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posts by kremen Commoner | joined 13 Feb 2006 | 6


Achamian [Spoiler] posted 13 Feb 2006, 07:02 in Author Q & AAchamian [Spoiler] by kremen, Commoner

Hi there, new reader [as of the past month, read the first two books] and caught a little snippet that I wanted to ask about. Now, I tried a search on a subject like this and didn't find it, so I'm sorry if this has been covered before: Achamian's quotes in the books come from the "Compendium of the First Holy War" (don't have the books in front of me right now). Now I suppose this was a great way to let us all in on "hey, he's going to survive the trilogy" without saying just how he would do so, but it just struck me that normally people use as few words as possible to reference things commonly... As an example, The War on Terrorism in Iraq is referred to as simply Iraq. Or World War I was for a while just "The War" or "The World War". So, does the title ("First") of the book imply that Achamian actually survives a second holy war [perhaps the Second Apocalypse] or am I reading too far in? view post


Another option posted 13 Feb 2006, 08:02 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by kremen, Commoner

:D Just wanted to throw this out since I didn't see it on the list - anything by Matthew Woodring Stover just oozes with awesomeness, even though there are some very gory times. Start out w/Heroes Die or his Star Wars books [even had one in the New Jedi Order which completely changed Star Wars for me in a great way!] and you'll be hooked! -Mike view post


posted 13 Feb 2006, 08:02 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by kremen, Commoner

Read the first trilogy in 2005 and was amazed at the amount of flat-out hatred, angst, etc. a main character could have written into him while sustaining an epic fantasy all at the same time. Maybe it had to do with the vulnerability aspect, maybe there was more, such as the willingness over the long hall to play hero despite not knowing how to. Or maybe it was all the really tiny things that latched on - the things like little thoughts he would have when people in the 'fantasy' world would do things that mirrored what fantasy readers think in certain situations when reading regular fantasy novels. I should stop there, I could regress on the topic of 'fantasy' worlds and 'regular fantasy' novels but it's beside the point. The first trilogy is awesome work, I look forward to reading more in future times... but only after more Bakker! view post


Re: Chorae and Schools posted 13 Feb 2006, 19:02 in Author Q & Ado chorea last by kremen, Commoner

Well, I gotta say, I'm not sure on part one. Part two I would think could be solved simply - if each school has agents all over the Three Seas, and only the Few can see the Few, wouldn't the agents just recruit? view post


Hmm... posted 16 Feb 2006, 15:02 in Author Q & AAchamian [Spoiler] by kremen, Commoner

Thanks for keeping up on me, no sarcasm. Just got TTT yesterday, half way through as it is now... Update as of 5pm EST - I finished reading, so you can put your thoughts out - TTT only confirmed what I typed. Though, a new question arose to add to the other more pertinent one about Achamian - who was this history written for? view post


posted 21 Feb 2006, 19:02 in Author Q & AAchamian [Spoiler] by kremen, Commoner

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":38hpwzau]Longwinded, descriptive titles just happen to be the convention of Achamian's day, just as it was at certain points in our past. Otherwise, I'm afraid I'm going to have to lay a dreaded Wait-and-see! on you, kremen. :wink:[/quote:38hpwzau] Well at least you answered :wink: . Thank you! In the meantime I made a really mean gift to a few friends of mine - a copy of book 3 each. Too bad they read stuff in order! :lol: view post


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