I finished Polgara

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I finished Polgara

Postby Chessara » Tue May 23, 2000 9:54 pm

I finally finished Polgara the Sorceress!!

I dragged my way through it, but I finally did it! Now don't get me wrong! I like Eddings. The Belgaraid and Mallorean series are pretty good, and Belgarath the Sorcerer is excellent.

But with Polgara...ack! I didn't like how they wrote her in the prequel. She suddenly was this spoiled brat! So at the middle of the book I did a quick leaf through the rest, then read many, many other books while "finishing it up" for real. But somehow I always finshed all these other books, but never Polgara. So one day I decided to just concentrate on it (I usually read 2-3 books at the same time) so that that way I would have to finish it! (I always make it a point to finish any book I start...it's a matter of principle to me)

I finished it a couple of weeks ago, but now that I've been left Tolkien-less *sob* I guess I'll start some books I had on my waiting list. And they are two books that I bought based on what people here said they liked besides Tolkien. They're the first books of the EarthSea and Dragon Riders of Pern series, and I hope that they'll be as great as some (well, many) here have said.


BUT I'LL STILL MISS TOLKIEN!!! *SOB*! :(

The Tolkien-less,
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Postby Wandering but not lost » Tue May 23, 2000 10:08 pm

Earthsea is great. I also like Dragonlance. just some suggestions. Good job.
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Postby Uinen » Wed May 24, 2000 5:40 am

I did the same thing with Mists of Avalon. That book just made me tired.<BR><BR>Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion books rock. Start with Elric. He makes me happy. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby RoseLobelia » Thu May 25, 2000 1:58 pm

Moving right along <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>(in reference to you signature quote, Unien. sorry, i couldn't help myself)
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Postby Chessara » Thu May 25, 2000 5:26 pm

RoseLobelia, <i>your</i> signature is hilarious!! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>Thanks for cracking me up today!
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Postby locksley » Thu May 25, 2000 5:43 pm

Congrats!<BR>Three series I loved were Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy (Tad Willams), Chronicles of the Cheysuli (Jennifer Roberson - 8 books, but worth the time) and The RIddle Master trilogy (Patricia Mckillip)<BR>Just some more suggestions, Chessara, if you have not read these.<BR><BR>I loved Earthsea as well - I just found them in hardback, and I'd been looking a long time.<BR>And I agree with you that Belgareth the Sorcerer was WONDERFUL><BR><BR>OH OH - I'm only 2 away from 500 posts! Gotta go!!!!<BR><BR>
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Postby Chessara » Thu May 25, 2000 7:48 pm

Thanks Locksley <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>I haven't read any of those, so I'll be sure to keep them in mind. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Mithfânion » Fri May 26, 2000 12:39 am

Moorcock's Eternal Champion books, what are they about?<BR>it sounds very cool
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Postby Uinen » Fri May 26, 2000 7:03 am

Gil-Galad, Moorcock used the idea that there is only one hero with many incarnations in several series of books which can be read separately or together. This Eternal Champion appears whenever a world is nearing an end or is in need of extreme help (according to the thought, King Arthur was just one incarnation). The Champion does not always remember his other incarnations, nor does he always appear in total strength. The books deal with themes of identity as well as your good vs. evil. The champion usually has an eternal buddy as well, and a sword, which also appears with varying amounts of power. My favorite incarnation is Elric (obviously), but Hawkmoon is also very good, and he is much more powerful than most incarnations. This restless being (cursed? blessed? fated? we don't know) is always searching for the one stable city in all of the realms, where he can finally find some peace. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Chessara » Fri May 26, 2000 7:04 pm

Wow, Uinen, they sound great!!<BR><BR>
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