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Favourite Raven book?
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Which Raven book is your favourite read?
Dawnthief
34%
 34%  [ 10 ]
Noonshade
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Nightchild
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Elfsorrow
37%
 37%  [ 11 ]
Shadowheart
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
Demonstorm
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Ravensoul
13%
 13%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 29

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TheJovialGnome



Joined: 05 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed Ravensoul but Dawnthief is, was and always will be my favourite! Very Happy
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Milkman



Joined: 13 Mar 2008
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure I said this somewhere else, but SHADOWHEART wins for me.

It's the action scene in the catacombs of Xetesk, it couldn't have been any hotter, even if Samuel L. Jackson had been there, building a campfire down one of the other tunnels. Laughing

Some may argue that if its back to back fight scenes that make an awesome read, the Demonstorm should win. For me, too many good people died in the making of that book.
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mr dale



Joined: 03 Apr 2010
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Location: london, engalnd

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello all just joined the forum so this may not be too peoples liking but i think we didnt need ravensoul. i didnt enjoy it, im sorry mr barclay, but saying that i honestly believe they are the greatest series of books i have ever read.
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Max Power



Joined: 06 Dec 2004
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Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr dale wrote:
hello all just joined the forum so this may not be too peoples liking but i think we didnt need ravensoul. i didnt enjoy it, im sorry mr barclay, but saying that i honestly believe they are the greatest series of books i have ever read.


Hi, mr dale, and welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Ravensoul, but it did seem to provoke a bit more debate on this forum when it came out than some of the others. Personally, I enjoyed it - partly, I think because it resolved the fate of many characters, for better or worse, and having followed them over so many other books it was good to meet them once again!
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mr dale



Joined: 03 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i agree it was great to have the raven ride again, and when i found out about ravensoul i was proper excited.i read it in 1 day but just didnt think the ravens foe (garonin?) fitted into the whole story.
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Dila'heth



Joined: 08 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey everyone, another newbie to the forums here! Smile

Personally I'd have to vote Elfsorrow. It was the book that introduced me to The Raven and of course, I loved meeting the Elves. Again, Dawnthief definately close 2nd.

I haven't finished Ravensoul yet! (Embarassed) so I suppose I shouldn't have really voted...
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marack



Joined: 30 Jul 2005
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Location: Italy

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I really loved Dawnthief, I had to vote for Elfsorrow - Elves Rock!
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Conrad



Joined: 26 Aug 2010
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Location: Nagoya Japan

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the books as a series and like to look at them in that light.

There are parts that appeal to me in all the books just as there are parts that I dislike in all the books. (The good very easily out weights the bad.)

As a series there is no doubt that it is a great one and one that I will definitely reread. Which one book is best is much harder to decide upon.

So since the first book is what got me hooked on the series I'd say that one is my favourite.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a good one.

Sincerely,
Conrad
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Aces



Joined: 15 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For myself it has to be Elfsorrow.

Loved meeting the Elves and seeing Calaius for the first time. Loved the imagery of the jungle how forbidding and how beautiful it could be.

Also the fact that we lose one of The Raven. I love it when an author isn't afraid to kill off even main characters, though I had a tear in the eye when I read that scene.

Still a hard choice as all in the series have something to offer that is unique and I loved 'em all. Cool
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lunarbof



Joined: 05 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this thread is old, but since I'm new to the forum, allow me to in my vote.

The book I most enjoyed reading was Dawnthief... because I discovered my new favorite serie/heroes/author. The book was new and refreshing in fantasy. So my vote went toward Dawnthief.

Elfsorrow was a masterpiece, introducing Calaius and most importantly Auum... and taking away my favorite, Ilkar (that was a hard, but very interesting experience).

Ravensoul was different, but still one of the best of the 7 books. It was so emotional and at a higher level.

As for OWWG, I didn't enjoy it as much as the other books... it is still a good fantasy book, but I would say not good enough by JB standard (het set the bar really high).

I think what makes JB the best is his ability to kill the right character at the right time (and getting them back to us in the proper way: The Unknown in Dawnthief and some others in Ravensoul). This definitely maximize the emotional experience of the reader...

Thanks James for giving us this incredible world...
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Malop



Joined: 14 Aug 2005
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Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lunarbof and welcome to the forum

Don't worry about opening old threads up, some of us have been here so long we've forgotten about them

Just don't open the who would play Hirad in the film thread Wink
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Lizzy



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

close call between Dawnthief and Demonstorm for me
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Joibri



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:42 am    Post subject: Oh wow... Reply with quote

...I have some catching up to do. Smile

I need to re-buy both sets now that I've moved country, and this just makes me want to read them all over again. Smile
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Lizzy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back Joi!!!!!!

Where are you now?
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Joibri



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh lordy, Lizzy, that requires its own separate forum topic! Haha. Suffice it to say that after my Bachelor's, things went a bit downhill and I now find myself in my homeland for the time being. Miss the UK, and sorry I've been absent for so long - there were technical difficulties for me with this forum for the longest time!

I still need to read Ravensoul. I feel so behind the times! I missed you guys!
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