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Patrick Mahon



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you think of 'Judas Unchained', Max? I've got a copy here at home, but haven't got round to starting it yet. Should I?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick Mahon wrote:
What did you think of 'Judas Unchained', Max? I've got a copy here at home, but haven't got round to starting it yet. Should I?


Just finished it and would definitely recommend it. Have you read The Nights Dawn Trilogy? I thought the ending of that hurried along a little too quickly after some marvellous exposition. This didn't suffer with that, I didn't think.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finishing reading the first two books in the Game Of Thrones series, moved onto the third last night and still enjoying them
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Literally today just finished The Warlord's Legacy by Ari Marmell. Very very good read. So is the first one, The Conqueror's Shadow, too actually.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curently reading Hereward, by James Wilde. Debut historical novel about Hereward the Wake. Very bloody and very good so far Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished reading Shadow's Son by Jon Sprunk and I can heartily recommend it. Assassins, intrigue, deception, betrayal, dark magic... good stuff.

Now reading Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper. So far, so very good indeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent - will have to fit that one in before Feb when I turn my attention back to the Taigethen!

I have recently read Lies of Locke Lamora by James Corey and The Conquerer's Shadow by Ari Marmell both of which were very good reads.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Feb when the next book is out? Awesome Very Happy Anyway, currently reading the second half of Breaking Dawn again, from the part where the part 1 of the film finished Smile girlfriend told me off from not starting from the beginning Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shriker wrote:
Is Feb when the next book is out? Awesome Very Happy

Amazon has the publication date as 16 February - can't wait!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadow's Son was cool James.
Reading the follow-up Shadow's Lure and it is rather more stodgy I feel.

Have to finish this up before I turn my attention to the scribbling of some whipper-snapper I have heard about called Jimmy Barclays or something - I understand the book is about pixies or fairies or elves or some such... Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished reading Elves: Rise of the TaiGethen over the weekend. Now twiddling my thumbs over what to read next Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished Songs Of The Earth.

It's all right. Very well written but just that bit slow for me. Could have been a shorter and snappier book while losing nothing critical. Worth a read, though.

Now reading 'I, Partridge' which is just fantastic.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you doing, spending precious moments reading other people's books James? You should surely be making your way onto the (currently empty) fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square right now, reading extracts of 'Rise of the TaiGethen' to all and sundry instead?!!

(Yeah, OK, you may get arrested - but what a PR coup!)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a brilliant idea, Patrick. I'm on the next train with a ladder a water pistol for fending off the forces of law and a copy of the book...


By the way, forgot to mention that I also just finished 'Are we nearly there yet?' by Ben Hatch which is a true life account of a family's 8000 mile trip around the UK researching a travel guide. Full review will be up in the blog as soon as I can get it done but suffice to say it is absolutely brilliant.

For any of us with or without kids it is a cautionary but ultimately life-affirming tale.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just reading Chris Bunch's DragonMaster Trilogy, which has a take on dragons as a kind of living warmachine and has interesting references (implied , not laboured) to WW1 and the attempts of the Royal Flying Corps to gain recognition. Great air battle action scenes too.

Apparently Bunch wrote something called The Sten Chronicles in which he showed 'the realities of politics and power and to place a working-class man into this series, letting the reader see through his eyes and watch as he grows to be a real and realistic hero' - sounds interesting ,
has anyone read these?
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