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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
The Conan Chronicles | Robert Jordan
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4 ⭐️s
Not my favorite work by Jordan, but still enjoyable. I‘m only familiar with the Conan character through the Schwarzenegger films and a handful of comics my dad had from his childhood. I quite enjoyed the three adventures in this book. I‘ll be hunting for the second book and am intrigued enough to start picking up more Conan books, especially stories by the original creator, Robert E. Howard.

My final read of 2022!

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
The Conan Chronicles | Robert Jordan
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Maps in books make me giddy. 😍😅

AllDebooks Oh my, that's a great map!!! I love them too. 3mo
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johncadams
Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton is an epic fantasy novel set in a vivid landscape full of vibrant detail. Read my review at John C Adams Reviews.

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/traitor-to-the-throne-by-alwyn-ham...

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johncadams
Ice Mage | Julia Gray
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Twainy
Elric of Melnibone | Michael Moorcock
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Look what showed up for a buddy read. This looks like a fun book! 🤞🏻

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Twainy
The Guns of Empire | Django Wexler
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BookTuber monthly series read … The Shadow Campaigns. I own books 1, 4 & 5 now!!

Book 4 is signed by the author.

I‘ll be happy to have this series. I‘ve read book one so far.

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RamsFan1963
The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian | Robert Ervin Howard
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94/150 Surprisingly, I've never read a Howard Conan story. I've seen the movies, read the comics, read stories by other authors (Lin Carter and L. Sprague De Camp spring to mind), but never the originals. Taken as straight adventure stories, they're excellent. Conan is a great character, short on dialogue, always jumping into the middle of the action. Unfortunately, by today's standards, these stories are staggeringly racist (Continued below) ⬇️

RamsFan1963 (too many times Conan has to save the white woman from the monstrous black or dark skinned monsters) and sexist. Except for Belit, the Pirate Queen, there isn't a single female character who isn't a simpering, whimpering child who must be rescued by Conan, and at the end fall into his big strong arms. I know its unfair to judge stories written in the 1930s by today's standards, but this still makes for tough reading at times. ⭐⭐⭐ 7mo
Bookwomble @RamsFan1963 You'd better give his story "Black Canaan" a miss, then, as it makes his Conan stories look quite progressive in comparison ? 7mo
RamsFan1963 @Bookwomble After listening to these stories, I understand why Lovecraft was such a fan of Howard's writing. He found a kindred spirit. 7mo
Bookwomble @RamsFan1963 Despite some egregious examples of explicit racism, I think in general Howard was more simply expressing the cultural & (sadly) scientific orthodoxy of his time & place, whereas Lovecraft was more consciously supremacist. REH was usually less concerned about "racial purity" than HPL. Of the Weird Triumvirate, I'd say Clark Ashton Smith is least troublesome in this regard, though naturally he still can't escape retrospective criticism. 7mo
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johncadams
White Wolf | David Gemmell
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White Wolf by David Gemmell shows this beloved epic fantasy author at his best. Find out more here in my review at John C Adams Reviews:

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/white-wolf-by-david-gemmell

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bookishbitch
Quag Keep | Andre Norton
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In 1976 Andre Alice Norton played in a D&D game with Gary Gygax, the co-founder of the game. She then wrote this book which was based on that game setting. It was the 1st book to be based on D&D. I thought it was very good! I liked how she brought the characters together and, no spoilers, tied it to the D&D world. I do own the sequel that she co-wrote with Jean Rabe as well. ( Pub 2006) I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy or D&D.

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johncadams
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A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin is the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Read my review at John C Adams Reviews:

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/a-game-of-thrones-by-george-rr-mar...

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