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Impenitent wrote:I recently finished Juniper and Wise Child (which were gifted to me by the generous Elengil). I enjoyed both very much. Wise Child is the better book - more complex, more immersive, more vivid.

Thank you Elengil!

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I'll admit, I was just so thrilled to rediscover them I made absolutely no attempt to do anything other than just thoroughly enjoy them. lol. But you're probably right. Wise Child was the first one written, so Juniper might have suffered slightly from being a second book, drawing on the hope that the reader had already experienced the first. I am still somewhat surprised at how thoroughly my memory had blended the two.

I am glad you enjoyed them! I wish I could have found a more reasonable (cost) version of Colman to send you. If you ever have the chance to read that one it finishes up the stories nicely, though is told from the POV of Colman which was a little hard for me to remember at times since I was so invested in Wise Child's POV.
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I agree. I've read all 3 (from the library). Coleman is difficult for me for the same reason, it being told from the viewpoint of Coleman, but it does wrap the story up nicely. I don't generally get into fan-fiction, but geez, it seems someone needs to write a story for what came next.
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A while ago Jude poste a link to a used book site, and I cannot find where he posted it or remember the site.

Jude? Can you help?
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Was it Abebooks?
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blackwells.co.uk ?

This was during a zoom chat, that's why you wouldn't find the link on the boards. Until now.
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Man, I had sworn you posted it somewhere, but :doh:

Welp, have it now. Thank you! :)
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They have free shipping to Canada, so hopefully to the States as well. They're a viable alternative to the unmitigated horror that is Amazon.

They're based in Oxford, but they have a branch in Edinburgh. I love going there, it's one of those old buildings that have rooms leading off to rooms in unexpected places, like it grew up organically instead of being designed.
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Thanks, Jude. The more viable alternates to Amazon the better!
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The shop sounds like it would be amazing to explore!
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Jude wrote:They have free shipping to Canada, so hopefully to the States as well. They're a viable alternative to the unmitigated horror that is Amazon.
Yes, free shipping to the US. It was free shipping to Australia, too 8)
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Excellent. Thank you.
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I just finished "Rhythm of War", the 4th book in the Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson. All 57 hours and 26 minutes of the audiobook! :shock: It dragged a bit in places, but overall was quite good. :) There were some jaw-dropping moments that made the dreary parts worth while.
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I've very much enjoyed this series, though I admit I speed-read the battle scenes. Not that interested in the minutiae of sword/spear/knife choreography. But leaving bloodlust aside, I've enjoyed the bigger story and the characters v much - complex, and flawed and some downright unlikeable but nonetheless compelling.

Alatar, thanks for flagging these books!

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I've been inspired by the Stormlight books to watch videos of people doing kata with spears or staves, and it really is an impressive art when done well.
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