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Old 27th October 2008, 06:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: CURSE OF THE MISTWRAITH: Where the Atheran Journey Begins...

Nice acronym, Soth!
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Old 2nd November 2008, 07:01 AM   #17 (permalink)
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And it's OK; we'll happily wait for you to type the whole page again!
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Old 2nd November 2008, 07:19 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Oooops: I think I may have the original post. I realise now it might not be welcome in this thread. I'll stick it in the

"Raiders of the lost archives" thread for safe keeping just incase anyone feels the need.

Course it may be the wrong item it does contain a lengthy review.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 10:45 AM   #19 (permalink)
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You may have the original post? You mean my half done review?

I'm a little confused, are you the forum admin? Did it cache it before I screwed up?
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Old 2nd November 2008, 11:17 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Sorry, no I'm not the admin man.

I was refering to posts pre crash.

Your efforts are lost I'm affraid.

I tend to 'right click' 'select all' and 'copy' regularly when I'm writing a long piece just in case the thing that happened to you happens. Then at least you can paste it back.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 03:35 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hey Soth!

Just a suggestion, and you've probably already figured this out, but if you're actually doing a review, and not just a response to the thread, you should probably post it here instead...

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Old 5th November 2008, 04:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm sure at some point in the near future I will join you both, Clansman and Grimward, in the love of Janny Wurts
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Old 6th November 2008, 01:22 AM   #23 (permalink)
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And Dekket, The Procrastinator, and a whole list of others as well, Ross!

Or are you still waiting for some veiled event to occur as catalyst to fandom?
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Old 6th November 2008, 11:48 AM   #24 (permalink)
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And Dekket, The Procrastinator, and a whole list of others as well, Ross!

Or are you still waiting for some veiled event to occur as catalyst to fandom?

Haha. Sounds good to me!

Can't wait
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Old 16th November 2008, 09:41 AM   #25 (permalink)
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ok, well i've recently finished CotMW... have to say, overall brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. There were a few low points tho... and the biggest has to be Dakar, i couldn't stand him. He's supposed to be a sorceror's apprentice, and is centuries old... yet he's so narrow-minded and judgemental. His opinion of Arithon is the best example of a person judging a book by its cover. Have to say i loathe both people and characters like this. throw in Dakar's alcoholism and you've got a character i could never like in a million years.
Asandir and Sethvir, heck all the sorcerors were great.
Lysaer was such a disappointment though. He had such promise, but even before the curse he'd failed it. Handsome, charming and dashing, the Light... yet inside, blacker than the darkest shadow.
I imagine i'm not alone in my near-adoration of Arithon... ???
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Old 16th November 2008, 10:30 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Ah, Dakar - our beloved idiota. Maybe he'll grow on you...believe it or not, he does end up growing and not just sideways. Kicking and screaming all the way.

I agree with you about Lysaer - the golden apple hiding a worm - which makes Arithon the worm hiding a golden apple? I still hold out hope that Lysaer can find redemption of a kind, and that he can overcome that worm.

Welcome to the Arithon fan club, devilsgrin, he's one of my favourite fictional characters ever.
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Old 16th November 2008, 03:40 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Dakar does grow on you DG, albeit sometimes like a rash...

And regarding the series, it just gets better. Not only that; the next book (if you're fortunate enough to get your mitts on it in the same way I procured mine) is the thousand page Ships of Merior, although it may have only been published that way in the States (not sure about this), containing also Warhost of Vastmark. If not available that way, Ships of Merior is still next, but you'll have to find Warhost as a separate book. A little confusing how the publishing agreement was handled differently in different countries....
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Old 17th November 2008, 01:40 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Grimward, you are correct. Ships of Merior, as a hardcover, was published together with Warhost of Vastmark in one volume, only in North America. If you can find a hardcover in decent shape, do it. The UK edition, (UK editions also are distributed for the rest of the English speaking world outside North America), was split between Ships and Warhost, which of course they had to do with the paperback everywhere(or the thing would simply fall apart).

New editions out next year though in North America! Still waiting on the final details.
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ok, well i've recently finished CotMW... have to say, overall brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. There were a few low points tho... and the biggest has to be Dakar, i couldn't stand him. He's supposed to be a sorceror's apprentice, and is centuries old... yet he's so narrow-minded and judgemental. His opinion of Arithon is the best example of a person judging a book by its cover. Have to say i loathe both people and characters like this. throw in Dakar's alcoholism and you've got a character i could never like in a million years.
Actually the evolution of Dakar's character is one of the themes that I quite enjoy, probably because I was awaiting him to gain a bit of maturity and, as Asandir (though it might have been Sethvir) once said "attain the stability of diamond".

Glad you enjoyed Curse, hope you have a copy of Ships to jump right into.
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Actually the evolution of Dakar's character is one of the themes that I quite enjoy, probably because I was awaiting him to gain a bit of maturity and, as Asandir (though it might have been Sethvir) once said "attain the stability of diamond".
I couldn't agree more. Dakar is annoying at first, because he is supposed to be. He is a wonderful comic foil, also. Just wait for the scene at the gates of Jaelot in Ships of Merior. It had me in tears with laughter. Devislgrin, watch for Dakar's development. It is a theme that slaps you over the head, so you can't miss it.

Dakar is easily one of my favourite characters now. For an actor to play him, the guy I keep thinking of is the one who played Friar Tuck in that awful Kevin Costner adaption of the Robin Hood story, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Michael something is the guy's name. If only they had cast a different lead actor...
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