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I just finished both On Basilisk Station and Honor of the Queen. Starting Short Victorious War now (I started the series on Friday). And I joined the TRMN. 10th Fleet. HMS Callisto
 
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What I wouldn’t give to read The Honor of the Queen for the first time again. The introduction of Theisman, battle with the Saladin over Grayson…it’s perfect. As a battle only surpassed by the climax of At All Costs
 

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It was an incredible battle. So much emotion, and the final result of all that action brought me to tears. I was impressed by the integrity of some of the Havenites. Weber knows his stuff, and tells it. And, as a radio operator, I fully appreciate his attention to detail in terms of communications protocols and military interaction.
 
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Without going into much spoilers, both Yu and Theisman become major, series long recurring characters. Theisman is arguably the most important recurring Havenit character, unless you count Victor Cachat from the various side series novels focused on Torch and Mesa.
 

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Neat. I can see how that could work. They were both pretty decent folks, in the end. Not the nasty creatures their superiors tried to make them into.
 
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There are definitely some totally irredeemable Havenites. But there are vile Manticorans as well, like Young. And pretty much all Mesans (the genetic slavery folks) and Masadans are just cartoonishly evil. But most characters are more complicated. Cachat is a favorite. His heart is in the right place and he's generally on the right side, but he's also a ruthless, efficient killing machine that would make the KGB/Stasi agents he's clearly inspired by proud.
 

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I haven't encountered the Mesans yet, though there was reference to genetic slavery and the Crown's standing orders regarding slavers caught without cargo.

I love how human everyone feels. Weber is quite gifted as an author. One day I hope to be as gifted as he and RJ are.
 

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Welcome to the TRMN Azlan, and i def love the series. very good choice.
 
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  • A New Spring (7th re-read)
I like how new details come out of this one on every new pass. Little political moments, minor details that didn't stand out as much the first time. it was the fourth WoT I ever read and it's still most likely my favorite after all these years.
  • Briar's Book (Circle of Magic, Tamora Pierce; 9th re-read?)
Tamora Pierce's world just calls me. Mostly though I think I just appreciate how magic in that world can be a thing of books and memorization or wild, instinctual pulls. It feels fleshed out, more real than a lot of more modern fantasy settings.
  • Irish, Welsh, and assorted Celtic Myths books I have to read
These are mostly due to eventual ordination and/or religious reasons. With my ADHD brain though it's unlikely to happen that I'll finish the stack before the end of 2022.
 
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活着 by 余华, the first novel I'm reading fully in Chinese. No bilingual version, no glossary, only Chinese from cover to cover from a version purchased in my local Chinese bookstore.
 
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Just finished Gene Wolfe Shadow of the Torturer (amazing). Close to finishing a reread of EoTW. Next up Wolfe’s Claw of the Conciliator.
 

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I finally got a copy of Spy x Family volume 3 -- it was out of print for a while, and I didn't want to get it on Kindle -- but now that I have it I'm catching up on the print volumes I have. :D
 

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  • Briar's Book (Circle of Magic, Tamora Pierce; 9th re-read?)
Tamora Pierce's world just calls me. Mostly though I think I just appreciate how magic in that world can be a thing of books and memorization or wild, instinctual pulls. It feels fleshed out, more real than a lot of more modern fantasy settings.
I love Tamora Pierce, too, but I haven't read any of the Circle Series. Would you say it's worth reading for the first time as an adult? I recently read the Immortals series, which was fun, but I would have enjoyed a lot more when I was younger, I think. The Tortall books give me all those nostalgic feels so I still like them - but not sure if because of happy memories or because the books are great.
 
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I love Tamora Pierce, too, but I haven't read any of the Circle Series. Would you say it's worth reading for the first time as an adult? I recently read the Immortals series, which was fun, but I would have enjoyed a lot more when I was younger, I think. The Tortall books give me all those nostalgic feels so I still like them - but not sure if because of happy memories or because the books are great.

The first four are necessary to the rest of the series, but they do read a bit younger. I've been rereading my way through Tortall for the nostalgia so I tend not to mind, but none of her works are on a level with Wheel of Time for length or breadth. Personally, if that's the sort of thing you're after, I'd suggest her Trickster's Choice series. They're longer, have more politics, and they delve into the god lore a bit more.
 

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I just finished reading Micaiah Johnson "The Space Between Worlds" and it was excellent! I highly recommend it to any sci-fi enthusiasts.
Now I'll resume the final book of the Broken Earth trilogy.
 

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Im just about to start Abaddon's Gate by James S. A. Corey, the third book in the Expanse series.
 

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In my December book from Caffeine and Legends book box, I got the first book in Brian Staveley's second series, but was worried about spoilers.

So I started tackling the first trilogy (Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne). I had gotten the book like a year ago and haven't been able to pick it up yet. Just finished book two in the trilogy. So far, it is quite good!
 

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*writes down all the suggestions*
 
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I'm half way through Mistborn:Final Empire by Brandon Sandersen - I'll be honest, not loving it so far but we will see how the latter part of the book goes.
 

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Stick with it, Veluene. I really loved the ending of Final Empire.

Currently I'm rereading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, among other things (mostly writing books).
 
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